Mavis Staples + The James Hunter Six

Union Chapel, London, N1 2UN, London
Thursday 6th Jul 2017 7:00pm
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No age restriction

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MAVIS STAPLES
+ THE JAMES HUNTER SIX
Originally signing to the Vee-Jay label in 1953 with The Staple Singers. In 1956 they had their first smash hit "Uncloudy day" featuring the teenage Mavis on lead vocals. Other hits in the 1950's included "Will the circle be unbroken?" and "This may be the last time" ( the latter covered and made famous by The Rolling Stones ).
In the 1960's the band became aligned with the burgeoning American Civil Rights movement and recorded protest songs such as "March up Freedom's Highway" and "Washington we're watching you". For most of the 1960's Mavis dated Bob Dylan and the Staple Singers covered many of their songs with Dylan also covering their own "Dying man's prayer" in 1962.
The Staple Singers had their most popular period during the 1970's with smash hits "Respect yourself", "I'll take you there" and "Let's do it again".
Mavis Staples has now released over a dozen solo albums in her career and is widely credited as one of the greatest Gospel Soul voices of all time.
Mavis Staples Performs "I'll Take You There" at In Performance at the White House
James Hunter hails from Colchester and started out in the 1980's with his band Howlin' Wilf & the Vee-Jays. The band backed Van Morrison in 1991 and he returned the favour by appearing on James Hunter's first solo album "Believe What I Say" in 1996. A decade later his break through album "People Gonna Talk" brought him a number one on the Billboard Blues Chart and appearances on Jay Leno and David Letterman.
Now signed to Daptone Records, home of Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and more, the latest album by The James Hunter Six "Hold on!" is their finest yet.

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Compton Terrace
London
UK
N12UN

Accessibility Information

The ground floor of the building is wheelchair friendly. Disabled customers should book a ticket as normal and then contact the venue to outline your requirements on 0207 226 1686.You are entitled to a free carer to attend with you.

Union Chapel Project was formed in 1991 as a charity dedictaed to restoring and running the building and making its facilities available to a diverse range of people. It has become an award winning music venue, regarded as one of the best places in London to experience live music. It offers an independant, non profit making naturally chilled out environment, in which to experience the fusion of atmospheric high gothic surroundings while enjoying your favourite artists.

The venue is fully seated in the pews, unreserved, no standing.

The curfew in the chapel is 10:30pm so all gigs will finish before or around this time.

Age restrictions - Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

Transport - The nearest tube (victoria line) is Highbury and Islington. The neartest train is at Highbury and Islington. The nearest bus routes are: 4 19 30 43 271 277 279

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