NOISESTOCK - with Sam Duckworth

A unique gig in a museum, featuring: SAM DUCKWORTH (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly), ZIMBO (One Mile Away), ENVY (Unity Radio), Josiah Mortimer, Mushana + Stripez. Sat 18th May

  • Type
  • Date
    18 May, 2013
  • End Date
    18 May, 2013
  • Location
    People's History Museum, Manchester, M3 3ER



The doors of The People's History Museum opened, after hours. NOISEstock brought a ‘sit-in’ festival feel evening of leading and emerging music-types, in the intimate setting of the Museum’s historical Engine Hall, surrounded by our Art of Protest exhibition.

Singer/ Songwriter Sam Duckworth (of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly) headlined ‘NOISEstock’, one evening of peace and music. This totally free and one-off gig was part of the national Museums at Night at the People’s History Museum, Manchester.

Sam’s NOISEstock performance featured collaborations with up-and-coming NOISE musicians, plus his own material, including an exclusive preview of brand new songs from his crowd-funded album Amazing Grace.

Also on the bill was Zimbo, one of the main subjects of the acclaimed documentary One Mile Away

UK Hip Hop star MC Envy (Unity Radio) flexed her lyrical talent with an interactive, user-generated performance.

NOISE Artists also joined Sam and Envy in a unique pro/am collaboration - Josiah Mortimer, Mushana, and Stripez.

NOISEstock was an amazing night - keep a look out for more in the future!

@NOISEfestival // #NOISEstock



Get cape wear cape flySam Duckworth (of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly)

Sam Duckworth signed to Atlantic Records as Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly in 2006, and is a firm favourite on the live music scene and festival circuit across the UK. He’s collaborated with the likes of Billy Bragg, Kate Nash, Baba Maal and Flea.

Sam has been involved in Damon Albarn’s Africa Express project, has previously spoken in support of Occupy London and is an avid supporter of Love Music Hate Racism.
His next and fifth album (as Sam Duckworth) ‘Amazing Grace’ is available to pre-order through a crowd-funded, Pledge Music campaign and be downloaded from 19th May 2013.   @ForgetCape


ZimboOne Mile Away is a brilliant documentary shot in Birmingham before during and after the UK Summer 2011 riots which takes the pulse of the streets - by the award winning Penny Woolcock (1 Day, Death of Klinghoffer, Tina Goes Shopping) and produced by James Purnell and Peter Dale. An amazing companion piece to ILL MANORS, also shot before during and after the Summer 2011 UK riots.

Simeon Moore aka Zimbo is one of the stars of the documentary, believing that gangs are merely a symptom of a bigger problem and that rather than merely treating the symptom, which has been attempted many times before, we should tackle the bigger issue of mental well being. He believes unhealthy minds are one of the biggest problems facing young people of disadvantaged areas today. Zimbo is keen to see changes on the streets and in his community. He performed a set featuring some of his songs as used in One Mile Away.

@zimbosla @onemileawayuk

MC Envy

Hailing from Manchester, Envy is a UK rapper and MC, continuing to take the grime world by storm.  Her debut album Set Yourself On Fire received critical acclaim reaching number three in the hip hop charts. 

Currently the Breakfast Show host on Manchester’s Unity Radio, Envy has supported G Unit and Professor Green and has collaborated with big names including Mike Skinner and Grace Jones. @EnvySays
Josiah Mortimer

Josiah mortimer

Josiah describes his sound as "radical Folk for an angry, young and precarious generation." He came to NOISE's attention by answering our Call For Submissions for the Art Of Protest Finalists' Exhibition at the People's History Museum with his original composition 'March', citing influences such as Bob Dylan, Billy Bragg, and Pete Seeger.



Mushana also submitted a song for the Art Of Protest Finalists' Exhibition. 'Smile' is a beautiful melodic soul song, which sits at odds with the stark lyrical subject matter, poverty. We're certain Mushana is destined for great things.



Stripez is a songwriter and rapper who is rapidly making a name for himself in the North West and beyond, while still finding time to work as a Youth Leader at Rising Stars North West. His thought provoking lyrics over catchy hooks made for a really exciting performance at NOISEstock.



NOISE Festival 2014

NOISEstock, marks the launch of NOISE Festival of Festivals’ 2014 Call For Submissions. Festival of Festivals is a series of user-generated, creative events and projects across the country formed by emerging creatives under the mentorship of and the leading British creative industry professionals who join us as NOISE Curators. Artists submitting their work for consideration have the opportunity to work for the Curators, in paid internships specifically created for those who impress the judges.

'Revolting Youth' Image used with kind permission of Youth Music