Gig Archive 2017


Billy Bragg & Joe Henry

16th January 2017

Fresh off a railroad trip around the USA, Billy Bragg & Joe Henry presented an album of ‘railroad songs’.




Richard Hawley

16th February 2017

This folk singer/songwriter, carried a genuine tenderness about him gripping audience members with his easy, warm way of storytelling. The night was a fundraiser as part of the BRIT’s week concerts for WarChild. With special guests Paul Weller & Corianne Bailey Rae.




Michael Kiwanuka

21st February 2017

A special night to raise money for Mind In Harringey by Muswell Hill born Michael Kiwanuka.



London Accordion Orchestra: Daylight Music

11th March 2017

A magical afternoon with 40 accordionist crammed on stage!




Call Me God: The Final Speech of a Dictator

23rd – 25th March 2017

An innovative play starring a powerful performance by John Malkovitch. Using the Union Chapel organ in very original ways.



Rhiannon Giddens

30th March 2017

Rhiannon Giddens bought her her fiddle, southern charm and soulful voice to Union Chapel.



Tom Grennan

20th April 2017

Singer/songwriter Tom Grennan brought the house down, with his energetic performance. “A party at church”as one gig goer described it.




3rd May 2017

This unique quartet of instrumentalists and singers, made for a truly inspiring night of indie folk melodies and haunting harmonies that complimented the chapel acoustics beautifully.




Fairport Convention – 50th Birthday Party

27th May 2017

Union Chapel regulars Fairport Convention celebrated 50 years of wonderful music in with a wonderful gig!




Mavis Staples

6th June 2017

The legend that is Mavis Staples returned to Union Chapel and filled it with her infectious warmth and energy.




“The Soul of Curtis Mayfield” –  The Impressions

13th June 2017

The legendary vocal group The Impressions, performed at Union Chapel as part of their Farewell Tour. Despite being their last performance in London it didn’t lack any of their smooth, soulful showmanship.



Bonnie “Prince” Billy

27th July 2017

Armed with just his voice and guitar, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, gave a mesmerising performance.




Marc Cohn

24th & 25th August

A man who never ceases to earn the admiration and respect of Union Chapel audiences with his music and storytelling.



Tom Mcrae

7th September 2017

“Passion, depression, desolation, exuberance, concupiscence, anger, intensity, bleakness, darkness, hilarity, dejection, enthusiasm. All rolled into one superb performance” – Union Chapel gig goer




Kathryn Williams – Daylight Music

30 September 2017

“One of the little miracles that London throws up… a midday weekend soother to ease the pains of the working week” – A Daylight Music regular 🙂



Brandy Clark

24th October 2017

Mesmerising melodies by country singer/songwriter Brandy Clark who sang about the complexities life in her honey dipped vocals.




Keston Cobblers Club

28th October 2017

This uplifting, folk band made for a night no one wanted to end!




Gretchen Peters

7th November 2017

“Listening to her makes you glad to be alive” – A Union Chapel gig goer



Jake Bugg

21st November 2017

A night of stripped back music (just guitar and voice) proved to be a very special evening. The audience held on to every word, every note of Jakes’ unique tone & emotive storytelling. You could hear a pin drop in the chapel.




George Ezra & Friends in aid of Mind

8th December 2017

This charming singer/songwriter stole the audience’s hearts with his bluesy vocal stylings and top notch pop appeal.




Penguin Café

11th December 2017

Arthur Jeffes returned to Union Chapel to mark the 20th anniversary of his father’s death,with a night of musical celebration.




London Community Gospel Choir

18th December 2017

A night filled with uplifting joyful noise, contagious energy and good times.




Back to Gig Archive Timeline