To celebrate their 5th birthday, Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions have enlisted superstar Tom Jones, multi-platinum selling Paolo Nutini and band of the moment Hurts to perform at the legendary series of acoustic gigs taking place from 15th – 20th November at Islington’s Union Chapel.

Curated by Mencap Ambassador Jo Whiley, once again Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions will bring some of the hottest names in music, over six very special nights, to perform acoustically in the exquisite surroundings of the Union Chapel. The stripped back music mixed with the intimate venue gives the audience the chance to see something truly unique each night.

Kicking off Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions birthday celebrations in style on Monday 15th November is Welsh legend Tom Jones who will be performing a special set from his latest album Praise & Blame, enlisting support on the night from some special guests! The night will be opened by hot, new, soul songstress, Lauren Pritchard.

Next up is the award winning Paolo Nutini who will be donning his New Shoes and headlining on Tuesday 16th November. Known for his velvet smooth vocals and anthemic hits including Last Request and Candy, Paulo will be joined by the sensational new pop-soul singer Rumer and the melodies of South London talent Michael Kiwanuka.

Wednesday 17th November sees the UK’s fastest selling new band of 2010 Hurts who will be reworking their big synthpop sound to stunning effect. Supported by rising star Clare Maguire, who’s all about the voice, Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions is in for a real birthday treat. Rounding off Wednesday’s, line up of fresh new music is the deep, rich and smoky voice of soloist Joe Worricker.

Mencap works with people who suffer from learning disabilities, as well as with their families and carers. They fight to end discrimination and prejudice, and provide a wide range of services. Many big artists have taken part in the Little Noise sessions over the last few years, including U2's Bono and The Edge – who performed an unannounced set in 2007 – and The Killers, who made a surprise appearance in 2008. Kasabian, Keane and Razorlight have also participated in the concerts.

Find more info about the Little Noise Sessions here.

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