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Please write to us at alittleorchestra@gmail.com if you’d like us to come and play for you! 

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Forthcoming shows

Wednesday 14 September, 2016: St Pancras Old Church, 7.30pm 
The Leaf Library, Alisdair MacLean
Tickets £11 (incl booking fee) from We Got Tickets.

Our woodwind section will be playing with The Leaf Library in the gorgeous confines of St Pancras Old Church, London. They will be performing new arrangements of tracks from last year’s critically acclaimed album Daylight Versions. Support comes from The Clientele’s Alasdair MacLean.

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Previous shows

Wednesday 2 September, 2015

We’ played with Ralegh Long as part of his headline show at Pancras Old Church in London. Support came from The Left Outsides.

Setlist: No Use, All The Leaves Are Gone

Sunday 26 July, 2015 – Indietracks 2015 (Church Stage)

We played with Ralegh Long as part of his set, promoting his new album ‘Hoverance’.

Setlist: No Use, All The Leaves Are Gone, Tenebrae

Thursday 7 May, 2015 – Totally Acoustic, The King and Queen, London

We played with Simon Love as part of his set, promoting his forthcoming album, due to be released later in 2015.

Setlist: Elton John, December Boy, Motherloves, SAD#2, The New Adam and Eve, Dear Boy

Saturday 7 March, 2015 – Fortuna POP! Label Mates Festival

We played with Simon Love as part of his set, promoting his forthcoming album, due to be released later in 2015.

Setlist: Elton John, December Boy, Sweetheart You Should Probably Go To Sleep, The New Adam and Eve, Motherlovers and SAD #2 (all with Simon Love)

Thursday 5 February, 2015 – MJ Hibbett’s Totally Acoustic

We played with Model Village and Model Village. We were originally going to be playing with Simon Love, but he was unwell.

Setlist: We Can Start Having Fun and It Only Works Because You’re Here (with MJ Hibbett) and Josefina (with Model Village)

March 30, 2014 – Lexington, Islington, London

We performed with The Understudies at the launch of their debut album, Let Desire Guide Your Hand. We also played our own set, featuring performances from Simon Love and Lisa Bouvier.

Setlist: Staralfur, Clocks Part 3, Josefina, The New Adam and Eve, Treacle, You Should Probably Go To Sleep, Pightle 21

June 8, 2013 – Daylight Music, Union Chapel, London

We played a lunchtime show to launch our album Clocks, alongside Gordon McIntyre, Model Village and The Wonderful Sound of the Cinema Organ as part of the Daylight Music series of gigs at the Union Chapel in Islington.

Setlist: Josefina, Clocks Part 3, Treacle, You Should Probably Go To Sleep, Sob O Ceu, Clocks Part 5, Pightle 21

March 28, 2013 – How Does It Feel to be Loved? Buffalo Bar, London

We were very honoured to welcome guest singers Simon Love and Lisa Bouvier as part of our set, at this wonderful night held at the Buffalo Bar to launch Haiku Salut’s debut album Tricolore. We also played with Understudies and Haiku Salut as part of their sets.

Setlist: Twin Peaks, Sob O Ceu, Treacle, You Should Probably Go To Sleep, Oblique, Pightle 21

February 16, 2013 – Hangover Lounge Lost Weekend: Union Chapel, London

We accompanied Understudies as part of their set at the Union Chapel in Islington. Other bands playing include Withered Hand and Hacia Dos Veranos, and we were very excited to play to a packed  Union Chapel!

September 7, 2012 – Librarians Wanted, London

We helped our friends Banana and Louie to launch their new album, Alphabet Soup, which we had also played on. Support came from Lisa Bouvier and Model Village, with both of whom we played a couple of songs from our forthcoming album.

January 26, 2012 – How Does It Feel To Be Loved? Buffalo Bar, London

We were very privileged to host An Evening with A Little Orchestra in partnership with HDIF, and featuring special collaborations with Haiku Salut, Andy Hudson and Emma Winston, Simon from The Loves, Matthew and Sharon from A Fine Day from Sailing and Shirley Lee.

Setlist: Twin Peaks, Sitting by Woods, Ghosts, Koh Samui and Caroline (these last two with Matthew and Sharon from AFDFS), Treacle (with Simon from The Loves) and Sparklers (with Andy Hudson) and Footsteps in Snow (with Emma Winston).

Also, as part of other bands’ sets, we played Train Tracks, Snaffle and Vowels with Haiku Salut, and Scottish Pop, The Reservoir and The Book with Shirley Lee.

November 10, 2011 – Totally Acoustic, London

We played at MJ Hibbett’s wonderful Totally Acoustic evening at the King and Queen in Foley Street. We played a couple of songs with Mark and the evening was topped off with his musical opera Moon Horse – wow!

Setlist: Twin Peaks, Love Song, Ghosts, Wild Beasts,  Billy Jones is Dead, It Only Works Because You’re Here (last two songs with MJ Hibbett)

October 22-23, 2011 – Brighton

We played at the Brighton Indiepop Weekender, organised by The Bobby McGees, alongside a range of bands including MJ Hibbett, The Lovely, Eggs, Pocketbooks and Tigercats. Our set also included a very special collaboration with MJ Hibbett.

Setlist: Chasing Sheep, Love Song, Wild Beasts, Twin Peaks, Ghosts, It Only Works Because You’re Here (with MJ Hibbett)

July 29-31, 2011 – Derbyshire

We played the fantastic Indietracks Festival, held at the Midland Railway. What a weekend – this was possibly our favourite ever gig so far.

Setlist: Chasing Sheep, Twin Peaks, Love Song, Bedtime Baby, The End Of The Pier, Lost Between the Lines, Ballad of the Bedsite, It Only Works Because You’re Here

July 15, 2011 – London

We played alongside Darren Hayman and Pete Astor in the beautiful crypt beneath Spitalfields Church, as part of a three-day fundraiser for the Duke of Uke shop and Soup Studios.

Setlist: Twin Peaks, End of the Pier (with Andy Hudson), Love Song, Out of My League (with Darren Hayman), Lost Between the Lines

June 23, 2011 – London

We played How Does It Feel To Be Loved? at Brixton Jamm, alongside Puncture Repair Kit, Pony Collaboration and the wonderful Shirley Lee of Spearmint. We were also very honoured to play two songs with Shirley – The Reservoir and Scottish Pop.

Setlist: Twin Peaks, Seems to Me, Lost Between the Lines (with Claire of Apple Eyes), Taxis and Trains, Bedtime Baby (with Monster Bobby), The Reservoir (with Shirley Lee). We then played Scottish Pop with Shirley as part of his set, and also repeated The Reservoir.

April 30, 2011 – London

We played at a tribute concert at the Amersham Arms in New Cross for our former euphonium player Edd Billig, who sadly passed away last year. We performed alongside a range of bands including Apple Eyes, The Hidden Messages, Ooberman and Electric Soft Parade.

Setlist: (On our own) Taxis and trains, Seems to Me (with The Hidden Messages) Elephant Graveyard, Such a Disgrace, The Bare Necessities

March 19, 2011 – London

We played at the wonderful Read and Shout mini-festival, organised to help raise awareness of the cuts facing libraries. This was our first gig without Monster Bobby, and so we invited some of our indiepop singer friends to come and help us out!

Setlist: End of the Pier (with Andy Hudson), Twin Peaks, Young Adult Friction (with Emma Hall and Pete Green), Yiddish Melody and Out of My League (with Darren Hayman)

December 5, 2010 – London

We played at the last ever Moose Factory night with Pink n Ruby and Slow Revolt, at the wonderful old George Tavern on Commerical Road. It was a fantastic Sunday evening, with lots of atmospheric candles and a really friendly audience. We do hope the Moose Factory returns at some point!

Setlist: Terry Riley’s In C

December 4, 2010 – London

We were very honoured to play at The School’s Christmas party at Kilburn Luminaire, one of the last few shows to be held at the venue before it closed down around Christmas. It was a brilliant, Christmassy night with lots of festive songs and wonderful decorations! Simon from The Loves guested with us on a cover of Tom Wait’s “What’s He Building In There?” and Elizabeth from Allo Darlin’ duetted on “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with our very own Monster Bobby.

Setlist: Chasing Sheep, What’s He Building In There?, You Said What?, Twin Peaks, Love Song, Bees, Baby It’s Cold Outside

July 19, 2010 – London

For our third gig, we supported two of our favourite bands – The Pipettes and The School – at the Lexington in King’s Cross. We also played a couple of songs with The Pipettes themselves, which was brilliant fun!

Setlist: Canonbury, Twin Peaks, Soaps, New Rose, Love Song, Chasing Sheep is Best Left to Shepherds and – with The Pipettes – Pull Shapes and Don’t Stop The Music.

July 11, 2010 – London

We were very honoured to be invited to play at the wonderful Hangover Lounge at the Lexington in King’s Cross, where Bob Stanley from St Etienne was also DJing!

Setlist: Terry Riley’s ‘In C’

March 25, 2010 – London

We played our first ever gig at Ian Watson’s How Does It Feel To be Loved? night at Brixton Jamm, as part of The Loves’ Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus, which featured a tap dancer and a mime artists, as well as a whole load of fantastic bands!

Setlist: Michael Nyman’s ‘Chasing Sheep is Best Left to Shepherds’