Gig Archive 2006 – 2012

After two and a half years our venue re-opens!

The wonderful Little Noise Sessions, curated by Jo Whiley for Mencap are really a highlight of this period – a whole series of fantastic gigs for a wonderful cause.

If you have any stories about any of these gigs – or others you’d like to see on this far from exhaustive list then please let us know!

Email events@unionchapel.org.uk

 


2006


 

Little Noise: Amy Winehouse, Mika & Bat for Lashes

24th November 2006

Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions are legendary gigs and perhaps this one most of all. Amy Winehouse on home turf and paying tribute to soul hero Donny Hathaway.

FULL SET LIST

 


 

Little Noise: Noel Gallagher, Kasabian, Shack

26th November

And he only bleeding went and played Wonderwall!

VIDEO

 


 

Little Noise: Chris Martin, Lilly Allen, James Morrison and more

29th November 2006

A surprise appearance from Chris Martin and a wonderful set by Londoner Lilly Allen – whose Mum & Dad got married right here at Union Chapel!

REVIEW

 


2007


 

Micah P. Hinson

18th February 2007

Not only did Micah P. Hinson perform some very beautiful songs he also proposed on stage to his now wife!

VIDEO

 


 

Daniel Johnston

12th July 2007

Described by the Evening Standard as “…nothing short of breathtaking”. Filmed as a live DVD this performance has lived on and Daniel Johnston came back to the Chapel too in 2012.

VIDEO

 


 

Jose Gonzalez

24 October 2007

The Swedish indie folk singer-songwriter and guitarist is nothing short of amazing.

REVIEW

 


 

Little Noise: Athlete | The Hoosiers | Palladium | Cass Lowe

21st November 2007

The first of eight amazing evenings for a genuinely wonderful cause.

More about Mencap

 


 

Little Noise: Will Young, Newton Faulkner, Adele

22 November 2007

Absolutely incredible line-up.

Video

 


 

Little Noise: Biffy Clyro | We Are Scientists | The Courteeners | U2

23rd November 2007

Well surprise guests don’t come much bigger than Bono and The Edge of U2! They played “Stay”, “Desire”, “Angel of Harlem” and “Wave of Sorrow”.

REVIEW

 


 

The Pigeon Detectives, The Metros

24 November 2007

The two bands complemented each other well.

VIDEO

 


 

Little Noise: Snow Patrol | Declan O’Rourke | Roisin Murphy | Cajun Dance Party

25th November 2007

“Chasing Cars” was everything you’d expect and more.

LISTEN

 


 

Spiritualized

9th December 2007

Featuring our Organ!

REVIEW

 


 

Penguin Cafe Orchestra

10th – 13th December 2007

A special series of performances marking the 10th anniversary of the death of Simon Jeffes – founder of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra.

REVIEW

 


2008


 

Laura Marling

10th March 2008

‘Her angelic voice making the most of the chapel’s acoustics’ Betty Clark, The Guardian

REVIEW

 


 

Little Noise: Razorlight | Florence + The Machine | Esser | The Killers

9th November 2008

Mencap never fails.

VIDEO

 


 

Little Noise: Stereophonics | Seasick Steve

10th November 2008

Thoroughly a great gig.

VIDEO

 


 

Little Noise: James Morrison | Sam Beeton | Katy Perry

13th November 2008

Some incredible artists!

VIDEO

 


 

Little Noise: Keane | The Script | Bryn Christopher | Redlight Company

15th November 2008

A line-up of truly talented artists.

VIDEO

 


2009



Little Noise: Richard Hawley | Corinne Bailey Rae | I Blame Coco | Alex Turner

Surprise guest Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys (not Jedwood!)

REVIEW

 


 

Little Noise: Florence and the Machine | Golden Silvers | Erik Hassle | Ellie Goulding

22nd November 2009

Florence and the Machine played a Little Noise Session in 2008 when they were first on. They returned in 2009 to headline.

REVIEW

 


2010



First Aid Kit

4th March 2010

The Swedish folk duo captivated the audience at Union Chapel.

VIDEO

 


 

Patti Smith

21st March 2010

Bringing the New York City punk rock movement to London.

REVIEW

 


 

Daylight Music: The Leisure Society

15th May 2010

The Leisure Society performing at Daylight Music for the launch of charity album ‘Sing Me to Sleep – Indie Lullabies’. Daylight Music is our series of wonderful, free Saturday lunchtime mini-gigs – have a look at our What’s On section to see what’s coming up!

VIDEO

 


 

Bombay Bicycle Club

22nd July 2010

An incredible gig!

VIDEO

 


 

Little Noise: Ting Tings| Tom Jones | Lauren Pritchard

15th November 2010

Tom Jones like us! TOM JONES!

VIDEO

 


 

Little Noise: Jessie J | Paolo Nutini | Rumer | Daisy Dares You

16th November 2010

Yes, Jessie J.

VIDEO

 


 

Ellie Goulding

20th November 2010

A year after opening for one of Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions Ellie Goulding returned to headline her own solo show

LISTEN

 


 

Josh Groban

24th November 2010

So very talented.

VIDEO

 


 

Elton John

25th November 2010

Just Elton and his grand piano – that’s the kind of gig that doesn’t happen every day!

REVIEW

 


2011


 

Justin Currie

30th January 2011

Lovely to have the Scottish singer-songwriter at Union Chapel.

VIDEO

 


 

The Bees

February 2011

A colourful performance with a variety of influences.

VIDEO

 


 

Alexander Ebert

14th February 2011

He’s been in a few bands, but he gave Union Chapel a strong solo performance.

VIDEO

 


 

Josienne Clarke

26th March 2011

A powerful performance by the duo!

VIDEO

 


 

Paloma Faith

5th May 2011

None other than Paloma Faith herself!

REVIEW

 


 

Anathema

30th September 2011

The rock band hailing from Liverpool gave a great performance.

VIDEO

 


 

Slow Club

19th December 2011

The Sheffield duo did not disappoint!

REVIEW

 


2012


 

Ani DiFranco

10th January 2012

She would later return, and both sets were amazing!

REVIEW

 


 

Shelby Lynne

25th February 2012

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter graced the Union Chapel stage and delivered a great performance.

VIDEO

 


 

Alkinoos Ioannidis

29th March 2012

The Greek-Cypriot composer, lyricist, singer, and orchestrator had the audience’s attention from the beginning to end.

VIDEO

 


 

Glen Hansard

4th September 2012

The Irish soloist treated Union Chapel to a lovely night of music!

REVIEW

 


 

Brett Anderson

23rd September 2012

A powerful performance.

VIDEO

 


 

Michael Nesmith

30th October 2012

The former star of The Monkees has turned to music, and he is still a great performer.

VIDEO

 


 

Ben Gibbard

3rd December 2012

An excellent solo gig by the Death Cab for Cutie member.

VIDEO

 


 

 

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