Little Noise is a Big Hit
The Guillemots made a big impression last night with a teeny tiny piano
Mencap's week of music, 'Little Noise,' continued in Islington last night with sets from Jamie T, The Mystery Jets and The Guillemots.
The week of sessions include some of the UK's biggest names, and take place in an intimate venue in Islington, The Chapel, which is housed in a stunning old church.
Jamie T kicked the evening off by pushing his remarkable voice to the limits in a stripped back solo performance of tracks from his new album 'Panic Prevention,' due out in the New Year. You can hear 'If You Got The Money' , a track from the album, by clicking here
The Mystery Jets came on next, showcasing some genuinely exciting new material, though the evening's most memorable moments all came from headliners The Guillemots.
Fyfe Dangerfield, the charismatic singer " and with a name like Fyfe Dangerfield you've gotta have something going on really " took home the performance of the night award when he moved away from the mic and used the acoustics of the building to remarkable effect, singing a version of 'Blue Would Still Be Blue' with nothing but small hand held keyboard as support.
This was followed by a full-on stage invasion, as all the performers, joined by the modestly titled upcoming singer/songwriter Emmy the Great, rushed to join the Guill's, playing anything from dustbin lids to cowbells to a BBQ grill pan. By this point even the most reserved of discerning music lovers were on their feet with their hands in the air...
Jo Wiley curated the evening which raised money for Mencap, the children's charity.
Little Noise continues with The Fratellis, Amy Winehouse and James Morrison.
Noel Gallagher is also playing on Sunday with some 'Special Guests' - and the mouthwatering word on the street is that it might be Kasabian