Mencap's Little Noise Sessions announce Olly Murs, Jessie Ware, Amy Macdonald and more

Mencap announces further acts for Little Noise Sessions including headliners Olly Murs and Amy Macdonald and support from Lawson
Special guest Jessie Ware joins The Maccabees and Jamie N Commons on Friday 23rd Nov 
Karin Park and Loveable Rogues also confirmed to play  

Following the first announcement which included Richard HawleyThe Maccabees and Noah and the WhaleMencap are delighted to announce further names including Olly Murs, Jessie Ware,Amy Macdonald and Lawson for this year’s Little Noise Sessions, which are taking place in St John-at-Hackney Church next month from 20th – 25th November 2012

Tuesday 20th November: Olly Murs with support from Lawson and Loveable Rogues
Wednesday 21st November: Richard Hawley with support from First Aid Kit and King Charles
Thursday 22nd November: TBA
Friday 23rd November: The Maccabees with support from Jamie N Commons and Jessie Ware
Saturday 24th November: Noah & the Whale with Villagers, special guest Lucy Rose and Daughter
Sunday 25th November: Amy Macdonald with Karin Park and very special guests 

Newly confirmed to headline Tuesday 20th November is Olly Murs. Originally rising to fame on X Factor, Murs has since graduated to the class of bona fide pop star, having enjoyed four Number One singles, two double Platinum-selling albums and live shows in venues as vast as the O2 Arena. Main support will come from pop four-piece Lawson, who’s debut album Chapman Square is out this week, with further support from Loveable Rogues who shot to fame on this year’s Britain’s Got Talent. 

Friday’s special guest is finally revealed as none other than London songstress Jessie Ware, who continues to cement her reputation as one of the most exciting vocalists to emerge from the UK underground following acclaimed collaborations with artists such as Sampha and SBTRKT. 

Finally, on Sunday 25th November, multimillion album selling Scottish singer/songwriter Amy Macdonald will be taking to the stage. Back with a brand new top 10 album Life in a Beautiful Light, Macdonald is renowned for her pop/rootsy folk-rock sound and her refreshingly honest live performances which don’t rely on dancers, expensive props or gimmicks. 

She will be joined by Sweden’s hottest new export, Karin Park, who has recently been reigniting the Scandi electronic scene with her own injection of dark, synth driven goth-pop. Together with Macdonald and the very special guests still to be announced, she is the ideal candidate to close the Sessions; certain to deliver an electrifying performance in the chapel. 

Jo Whiley had this to say about Little Noise Sessions 2012: “I’m so excited to be hosting Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions for the seventh year running! What’s more, we’re back at St John-at-Hackney Church, which inspired a truly electric atmosphere for fans and artists alike last year – there really is nothing more extraordinary than seeing big artists perform in such an intimate and beautiful venue.” 

Pre-sale tickets for Tuesday 20th November and Sunday 25th November will be available from 9am on Monday 29th October to people who have signed up to the Mencap Little Noise backstage area. 

Tickets will go on general sale on Wednesday 31st October:   

Mencap Little Noise Sessions
20th -25th November 2012
St John-at-Hackney Church
E5 0PD
Doors open at 6.30pm

  For further information please contact
0207 650 7840  


About Little Noise Sessions:
Mencap Music’s Little Noise Sessions is now in its seventh year. A series of live performances from music artists, curated by Mencap ambassador and BBC Radio 2 DJ, Jo Whiley, will take place from 20-25 November 2012 at St John-at-Hackney Church. Little Noise Sessions 2012 is in association with Toshiba and supported by Spotify. 

About Mencap:
Mencap is the voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers. We work to improve services, challenge prejudice and directly support thousands of people to live their lives as they choose. 

October 26, 2012 11:48am ET by Anorak London   Comments (0)



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