The Leisure Society have been announced as the latest act to play a Street Noise event in support of Big Issue North Trust. The band will play at Night &Day Café, Manchester on Tuesday, 17 September
The show will see The Leisure Society follow in the footsteps of a sequence high-profile artists playing Street Noise shows, including Frank Turner, Tom Grennan and Felix Hagan and the Family. All profit from Street Noise events goes to Big Issue North Trust, and is used to change the lives of Big Issue North vendors.
And for lead singer Nick Hemming, there is a personal dimension to his decision to support people facing homelessness and uncertain accommodation. “I went through a challenging time in 2016. A relationship break-up saw me moving out of a shared home. After six years as a professional musician I really struggled to find more conventional full time employment, as a result I ended up sofa surfing for nearly two years.
“I was lucky in that I had friends and family who were very supportive and patient. If I hadn’t been so lucky I could easily have ended up on the streets. It really is an honour to be able to support such an amazing cause as Big Issue North, who have helped out so many people over the past 25 years.”
The Manchester date is part of a nationwide tour that The Leisure Society are on to promote their fifth studio album, Arrivals and Departures, out now on the Rough Trade label. The album reflects on Hemmings’ break-up and subsequent time of uncertainty.
Tickets to see The Leisure Society at Night and Day Café, on Tuesday, 17 September, are available now through www.seetickets.com or below.