The Kooks joined by special guest on stage

The group kick off special Mencap shows

The Kooks were joined onstage by Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly for a rendition of Bob Dylan‘s ‘Jack A Roe’ at a special acoustic gig in London last night (November 20).

The show was the first of the Little Noise sessions been held at the Union Chapel in Islington in aid of charity Mencap.

The band made up of Luke Pritchard and Hugh Harris played a selection of songs from ‘Inside In Inside Out’ including ‘See The World’ ‘Ooh La’ and ‘Naive’.


Pritchard said it was odd playing at the Union Chapel: “When I was younger,” he said “I went to Catholic school. I was always told to keep the noise down. Now we’re here and making the noise!”

Earlier in the evening Plan B said he was nervous about playing. “If I mess up tonight,” he said “It’s because I’m used to swearing.” He said he had tried to ‘clean up’ his songs for the performance.

He performed ‘Mama’ and ‘Who Needs Actions When You’ve Got Words’ before breaking into a version of Smokey Robinson‘s ‘Tracks Of My Tears’.

Prior to this Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly performed a version of Hot Chip‘s ‘Over And Over’ aided by a trumpet and drummer.

Sam Duckworth: “It’s really nice to be playing such a nice venue. We usually play grubby venues in Stoke In Trent.”