We first stumbled across Los Angeles hailing singer/songwriter Miguel Jontel in around 2007, as a featured guest on several tracks from fellow West Coasters Blu and Exile‘s collaborative underground classic LP, Below The Heavens. Fast forward five years and the performer, now going by the mononym Miguel, has a Soul Train Award for Best New Artist alongside BET and American Music Award nominations following his sleeper of a debut album, All I Want Is You – titled after his J. Cole-featured heat rock single of the same name, produced by Salaam Remi.

On November 28, 2011, Miguel made his first trip to the UK to headline at North London venue, The Forum, with a full-on show blitzed by spectacular lights, racy interludes and fresh renditions of fan favourites – backed by a superb band which included the talented Thundercat, Brook D’Leau and Dru Decaro.

SoulCulture TV were honoured to spend a night with the Prince-inspired artist and capture his antics from soundcheck to show, and everything inbetween, for our A Night With… series. Check it out below for a recap of the night, a taste of Miguel’s live show, and interview excerpts sharing his views on the current shift in the sound of R&B/Soul – plus new music to look out for from him.

Filmed by Kalvy Peterson, Neil Raja & Versetti / Directed by Versetti / Photography by Neil Raja.