Gig Archive 2018

We had over 200 events in 2018 – here are just a few of the highlights!


The Transports
11 January 2018

In a revival of the opera written by Peter Bellamy, The Young’uns, and other folk stars, told the story of The Transports. A tale of convict transports with enormous relevance in the face of the refugee crisis.




Barr Brothers
1 February 2018

“Without hesitation the best gig I have ever been to in my life. The atmosphere that evening was just magical. Unreal. Wonderful venue and I don’t have words to praise that band. Virtually everyone in the audience gave a standing ovation at the end. Unforgettable.” – Audience Member




The Osmonds
19 February 2018

Merrill & Jay Osmond came back to London to sing a ton of their classic hits & have a night full of nostalgia!



Letters Live
7-9 March 2018

“Simply brilliant. A wonderful idea with fantastic people reading inspiring, funny, fascinating letters. Enjoyed it so much last year that have booked for all 3 nights this year!” – Audience Member



An Evening with Ant Middleton
26 March 2018

Adventurer, survival expert, TV presenter, and ex elite forces soldier, Ant Middleton recounted the tales of his life and explained his trials and tribulations.



Tangerine Dream
23 & 24 April 2018


“Electronic pop in the most amazing setting… what more do I need to say?!” – Audience Member



Baaba Maal
26 April 2018

“Wonderful voice. Great to hear him in such an intimate and beautiful venue” -Audience Member

“Great music by a terrific musician. His outfit and music fitted so well to the venue, it was amazing!” – Audience Member



Angel Olsen
1 May 2018

In a solo intimate performance, Angel Olsen performed deep cuts and a slew of new songs to a quiet crowd.





Eddi Reader
10 May 2018

Supported by Siobhan Miller, the Scottish singer-songwriter performed songs new & old beautifully.



Nouvelle Vague
5 June 2018

Directly translating to ‘New Wave’ from French, Nouvelle Vague performed their unique covers to a sold out crowd.





John Moreland
21 June 2018

“He’s got an amazing powerful soft voice, and it was a pleasure to see him in such a beautiful setting” – Audience Member






Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal
24 July 2018

“Always great new material plus great songs from the breadth of an amazing career as a singer songwriter. The best of Americana” – Audience Member



Steven Page
10 August 2018

“Such a joy to see him playing in the chapel! So engaging too and great accompaniment” – Audience Member



A Night for Lonnie Donegan
3 September 2018

The “King of Skiffle” was honoured in Union Chapel with performances by Billy Bragg, Nora Guthrie and many more. All proceeds went to Lonnie’s Grandson’s therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder.




The Soul of Mantra
27 & 28 September 2018

“Deva Premal created an amazing setting with beautiful vocals. It was one of the most spiritual concerts I have attended with such an electric atmosphere” – Audience Member



Daylight Music 289 – Resina 
29 September 2018

Resina is the alias of Karolina Rec, a cellist and composer based in Warsaw, Poland. She came to a Daylight Music gig this past September along with Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch and Shida Shahabi.



Ocean Film Festival
15-20 October 2018

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour visited London for 6 nights, premiering a variety of films that focus on the beauty of the sea & giving away prizes to its audiences.



Solomon Grey
25 October 2018


Being classically trained, long-time friends and now the two halves that make up Solomon Grey, Joe Wilson and Tom Kingston performed in the chapel with a mix of analogue and digital music technology, and created a unique experience for their audience.



Alela Diane
19 November 2018

“Such a special moment in this amazing venue. It was somewhat magical with the beautiful lights and Alela’s singing. One I will remember a long time for sure” – Audience Member




27 November 2018

“Sousaphones, theremins, and people dancing in the aisles- a stirring and spellbinding evening from the burlesque-tinged indie-rock veterans” – Audience Member





Tina Dico
7 December 2018

“Tina and her husband were amazing; they sounded perfect, were warm and natural and super happy to be at union Chapel. The Chapel looked Christmassy and lovely and cosy – it felt magical!” – Audience Member



Cara Dillon
14 December 2018

“Cara Dillon is a great singer and her band are excellent musicians. They put on a really good evening of Christmas songs” – Audience Member
“Absolutely beautiful event with, as ever, Cara’s heavenly voice” – Audience Member



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