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!
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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.
Little Noise: Noel Gallagher, Kasabian, Shack
26th November 2006
And he only bleeding went and played Wonderwall!
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!
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!
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.
24 October 2007
The Swedish indie folk singer-songwriter and guitarist is nothing short of amazing.
Little Noise: Athlete | The Hoosiers | Palladium | Cass Lowe
21st November 2007
The first of eight amazing evenings for a genuinely wonderful cause.
Little Noise: Will Young, Newton Faulkner, Adele
22 November 2007
Absolutely incredible line-up.
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”.
The Pigeon Detectives, The Metros
24 November 2007
The two bands complemented each other well.
Little Noise: Snow Patrol | Declan O’Rourke | Roisin Murphy | Cajun Dance Party
25th November 2007
“Chasing Cars” was everything you’d expect and more.
9th December 2007
Featuring our Organ!
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.
10th March 2008
‘Her angelic voice making the most of the chapel’s acoustics’ Betty Clark, The Guardian
Little Noise: Razorlight | Florence + The Machine | Esser | The Killers
9th November 2008
Mencap never fails.
Little Noise: Stereophonics | Seasick Steve
10th November 2008
Thoroughly a great gig.
Little Noise: James Morrison | Sam Beeton | Katy Perry
13th November 2008
Some incredible artists!
Little Noise: Keane | The Script | Bryn Christopher | Redlight Company
15th November 2008
A line-up of truly talented artists.
Little Noise: Richard Hawley | Corinne Bailey Rae | I Blame Coco | Alex Turner
Surprise guest Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys (not Jedwood!)
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.
First Aid Kit
4th March 2010
The Swedish folk duo captivated the audience at Union Chapel.
21st March 2010
Bringing the New York City punk rock movement to London.
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!
Bombay Bicycle Club
22nd July 2010
An incredible gig!
Little Noise: Ting Tings| Tom Jones | Lauren Pritchard
15th November 2010
Tom Jones like us! TOM JONES!
Little Noise: Jessie J | Paolo Nutini | Rumer | Daisy Dares You
16th November 2010
Yes, Jessie J.
20th November 2010
A year after opening for one of Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions Ellie Goulding returned to headline her own solo show.
24th November 2010
So very talented.
25th November 2010
Just Elton and his grand piano – that’s the kind of gig that doesn’t happen every day!
30th January 2011
Lovely to have the Scottish singer-songwriter at Union Chapel.
A colourful performance with a variety of influences.
14th February 2011
He’s been in a few bands, but he gave Union Chapel a strong solo performance.
26th March 2011
A powerful performance by the duo!
5th May 2011
None other than Paloma Faith herself!
30th September 2011
The rock band hailing from Liverpool gave a great performance.
19th December 2011
The Sheffield duo did not disappoint!
10th January 2012
She would later return, and both sets were amazing!
25th February 2012
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter graced the Union Chapel stage and delivered a great performance.
29th March 2012
The Greek-Cypriot composer, lyricist, singer, and orchestrator had the audience’s attention from the beginning to end.
4th September 2012
The Irish soloist treated Union Chapel to a lovely night of music!
23rd September 2012
A powerful performance.
30th October 2012
The former star of The Monkees has turned to music, and he is still a great performer.
3rd December 2012
An excellent solo gig by the Death Cab for Cutie member.