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Sons Of Noel and Adrian

When the guys at Willkommen and Arctic Circle first asked me to get involved with this show I knew it was going to be special, epic even. The premise: The entire Willkommen Collective to perform a special evening at the glorius Union Chapel in London’s Islington with special guests Sweet Billy Pilgrim. How could it ever fail?

On a warm and balmy June evening Rowan Coupland, Shoreline, The Leisure Society, Sons Of Noel and Adrian, The Miserable Rich, Laish Quartet and Sweet Billy Pilgrim dazzled the packed out church. A night that will live on in my memory and hopefully the audience and bands that were involved for years to come. Highlights came thick and fast, but a special mention must go out to Sons Of Noel and Adrian who literally came across like a force of nature. Perhaps the best performance I’ve seen so far this year. Staggering.

Here, we’ve put together a photo gallery from all the acts that took part with contributions from some of the finest photographers in London. Plus, at the bottom of the post is a video from the finale of The Leisure Society’s set in which members of the Willkommen Collective and a certain TLOBF editor got down with some Ukulele action.

For those of you who missed out on this amazing evening the Willkommen Collective are putting on a mini festival at Stanmer House in Brighton on July 5th. Click here for more details.

Photography credits:
Sonny Malhotra
Ed Bishop
Crazybobbles
Anika Mottershaw
Rosie Reed Gold

Backstage and soundcheck. All photographs by Ed Bishop.

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Rowan Coupland

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Shoreline

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Sweet Billy Pilgrim

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Sons of Noel and Adrian

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The Leisure Society

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The Miserable Rich

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Laish Quartet

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The Leisure Society: ‘A Matter Of Time’