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Tuesday 23 November 2010
Scissor Sisters will play an extra Little Noise Session
Mencap's Little Noise Sessions today added an extra date to its series of initimate acoustic gigs.
Scissor Sisters will play stripped back versions of their songs in a winter-themed gig at London's Bush Hall on 4 December. The event will be hosted by Mencap ambassador and Radio 1 DJ Jo Whiley and all proceeds will go to Mencap.
The band's Ana Matronic, says: “Scissor Sisters are ecstatic to join forces with our sister Jo Whiley for the Mencap Little Noise Session on 4 December. To stand behind Mencap's mission in supporting those with a learning disability is a great honour."
Tickets will go on sale on Friday 26 November, with a limited amount available on presale on Wednesday.
The announcement follows last week's successful gigs at the Union Chapel in Islington, London, which were brought to a close on Saturday 20 November by Brit Award-winning singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding.
An impressive line up
Welsh singing legend Tom Jones headlined the first of this year's Little Noise Sessions on Monday 15 November. He took to the stage to give one of the most captivating performances that Mencap's Little Noise Sessions has ever seen. In the stunning surroundings of the chapel, Tom Jones gave a powerful performance of tracks from his critically acclaimed gospel album, 'Praise and Blame'.
Surprise guests have become a key feature of the Little Noise Sessions, and this year was no exception. Unannounced guests The Ting Tings supported Tom Jones, showcasing songs from their forthcoming album, as well as treating the audience to acoustic versions of their hits 'That's Not My Name' and 'Shut Up And Let Me Go'.
Tuesday night's Little Noise Session was headlined by Paolo Nutini, with support from Rumer and Michael Kiwanuka. Wednesday night's gig saw a stunning performance from one half of Manchester's synth-pop duo Hurts, after Adam Anderson hurt his back, leaving Theo Hutchcraft to perfom solo. He had support from Joe Worricker, Summer Camp, Saint Saviour and Clare Maguire. Thursday night's gig was headlined by The Kooks, with support from We Are Scientists and Example.
Photos: John Wright and Georgina Craig-Harvey
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