Sat 24th Nov at 6:30pm
Little Noise Sessions
@ St John-at-Hackney Church, London
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Little Noise Sessions: Noah & The Whale + Villagers + Lucy Rose + Daughter
Mencap Little Noise Sessions, in association with Toshiba, are back for their seventh year – and there's positively nothing 'little' about this year's line up!
Set in the iconic St John-at-Hackney Church, Mencap's annual winter music festival is set to host a week of must-see concerts from 19-25 November. For the first time in its history, Mencap have added an extra date to this year's Little Noise Sessions to welcome Gary Barlow. Having just sold out his 17-date arena tour in minutes, Gary's appearance at the 1,200 capacity St John-at-Hackney Church on Monday 19th November will provide fans with an unrivalled opportunity to see him in such an intimate setting.
In addition to being one of Britain's biggest pop stars, an award-winning song writer and a judge on X Factor, Gary is a committed philanthropist and is renowned for organising and taking part in many large projects for charity. He joins the likes of Olly Murs, Richard Hawley, The Maccabees, Amy Macdonald, Noah and the Whale and Jessie Ware at this year's series of concerts.
See www.littlenoisesessions.org.uk for further information.
This event takes place at St John-at-Hackney Church, which has achieved Bronze Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Energetic popsters from London whose proficient songs and live sets employ beautiful harmonies and elements of folk and bluegrass to good effect. Their hit song '5 Years' Time' is sufficient to reel in any potential fan, as their packed-out gigs would suggest.
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2010 Mercury Prize nominees Villagers, fronted by the captivating Conor O'Brien, were billed in 2009 as the 6th "best Irish act right now" by the Irish Times, before they'd even released a single song. A year later and debut album 'Becoming A Jackal' met with great critical acclaim, a brooding collection of fragile, emotional, dark and heartfelt songs blending acoustic, modern folk and alt-rock elements. Fans of Sparklehorse and Neil Young will find much to love in Villagers, along with an inevitable comparison to Bright Eyes (both lead singers are even called Conor!).
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Acoustic based blissful pop with a hint of Kirsty Macoll.
"One of the country's most promising new voices - utterly beautiful" - Sunday Times.
"Gentle, folky, confidential tone, undershot by a coolness of intelligence and self possession." - The Daily Telegraph.
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