Gig Archive 2015


Nils Lofgren
15th January 2015

A wonderful start to the year with a solo show from this member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, a proper musician & a gentleman. With Nils on vocals and guitar, & Greg Varlotta on Keyboards and both on Tap Dancing!




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.



17th April 2015

Passenger played many songs from the album Whispers II which he released 20th April 2015. All profits from the sales of Whispers II go to Unicef UK.



21st May 2015

Scottish folk lovelies Lau back at Union Chapel.



Bill Laurence
23rd May 2015

Bill Laurence, the pianist from Snarky Puppy does his own thing too and frankly it’s pretty awesome.




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.



karens splatted zoomSummer Fete
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-kutiSeun 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!




Frank Turner
19th December 2015

Frank Turner performed a very special show for Shelter. Great concert, great cause.





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