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Newton Faulkner: Union Chapel, London

Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 26 November 2009

NEWTON FAULKNER seemed a whimsical choice to headline the final night of the annual Mencap Little Noise series — previous shows had featured more obvious star turns such as Florence + the Machine and Mika. An unprepossessing singer-guitarist who bagged a surprise No 1 album in 2007 with Hand Built by Robots, Faulkner is arguably better known for his waist-length ginger dreadlocks than his music, which errs on the side of folk-lite innocuousness.

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