Gig Archive 2015



GoGo Penguin

27th March 2015

Oh the atmosphere, 900 people listening rapt, to the anthemic, complex rhythms produced by these three young men from Manchester.




The Shires

14th April 2015

The first UK Country act to be signed to a Nashville based label and to score a UK Top 10 with their debut album.





21st May 2015

Scottish folk lovelies Lau back at Union Chapel.



Amanda Palmer

8th & 9th June 2015

The American singer-songwriter wow-ed the crowd with her set!




Neil Gaiman & David Mitchell

16th June 2015

These two wonderful authors had never met before this night, what a privilege to listen in on their first ever conversation. A night full of mutual admiration, insight and intelligent conversation – that you can watch in full, thanks to 5×15 below.




Suzanne Vega

18th June 2015

30 years on from the release of Suzanne Vega’s debut album, she came back to Union Chapel to play some of her favourites.



Live at the Chapel with Stewart Lee

4th July 2015

He saw a man totally naked walking down the street on his way to the Chapel, but did that knock consummate professional Stewart Lee off his stride? Did it hell.



Summer Fetekarens splatted zoom

2nd August 2015

Our first ever Summer Fete complete with Victoria Sponge competition,, splat the rat & Pimms!



Jeremy Corbyn Fundraiser

21st August 2015

Jeremy Corbyn had a little do for just 900 of his supporters



Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

18th September 2015

Seun Kuti resplendent at Union Chapel!



Nighmares on Wax

22nd & 24th September 2015

Two shows to get the Chapel bouncing from N.O.W. and our favourite poster of the year!



Nadine Shah

1st October 2015

A great show by Newcastle lass Nadine Shah – Tim Lee from Music OMH tells it much better than I could…




Daniel Kitson and Some Colleagues

6th October 2015

A night to raise money for The United Nations Refugee Agency with Tim Key, Nish Kumar, Sophie Hagen, Bridget Christie, Roisin Conaty, Liam Williams & Cosmo Sheldrake, phew!



Chills in the Chapel

30th & 31st October 2015

Two nights of live scores from composer Alan Howarth, including on the 30th the score to John Carpenter’s classic Escape from New York.



Billy Bragg

23rd & 24th November 2015

Just the man, his guitar, and his thoughts.




The High Kings

28th November 2015

These Irish folk musicians had the Chapel on their feet!




Beth Hart

14th December 2015

One of the most honest and moving shows we’ve ever witnessed. We’re still thinking about it. Voted best gig of 2015!






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