Entertainment Weekly placed the band on its November 2005 list of "Six Indie Brit Bands on the Cusp," and said the band "sound[s] like high-drama, heavily syncopated swagger-and-sway rock, spearheaded by incandescent frontwoman Shingai Shoniwa." Noisettes along with Paul Weller, Graham Coxon, The Smiths's Andy Rourke, and members of New Young Pony Club and Supergrass performed an exclusive rendition of a specially created track, alongside their own material, to raise money for the homelessness charity Crisis Consequences.The event was hosted at Camden's Roundhouse on 2 March 2008, and organized by Pearl Lowe.It was also really important to go to Kumusha [her family’s village] and tell my elders what I was up to and get their blessing. ” Six Zimbabwe-based female singers will join the Noisettes on the arts festival stage for a few numbers. I am actually getting butterflies right now as I’m talking to you!” Shoniwa’s musical trajectory in the past three years has something of an African renaissance about it.Noisettes are an English indie rock band from London, currently composed of singer and bassist Shingai Shoniwa and guitarist Dan Smith.The band first achieved commercial success and nationwide recognition with the second single of their second album, "Don't Upset the Rhythm (Go Baby Go)" which reached number two on the UK Singles Chart in Spring 2009.
This series of free concerts features a global roster of acts, including Wynton Marsalis, Baaba Maal, Angelique Kidjo and the Scissor Sisters.No one can quite predict what London will be like this summer as the 2012 Olympics hit town.But chances are if you’re one of the unlucky multitude who were unable to buy tickets for the Games, you’ll be looking for something to do.In January 2009 the song "Don't Upset The Rhythm" appeared on the advert for the Mazda 2.The song was the second single from their second album Wild Young Hearts which was produced by Jim Abbiss. On 5 February 2010 the band released a new single "Saturday Night".In Zimbabwe, Shoniwa laid the ground for her live homecoming debut.“I climbed Mount Nyangani and I started the year with a bungee jump at Vic Falls, all the while praying that the arts festival would happen.Also in the line-up are West London’s own Noisettes, alias Dan Smith and Shingai Shoniwa.Their fizzy, witty mixture of all kinds of pop given their own exotic twist has brought them big hits like Never Forget You and Don’t Upset the Rhythm, while Shoniwa’s statuesque command of the stage has helped to make them festival favourites from V to Glastonbury.Following a huge response from local performers to Dartington's call out to artists Noisettes are supported by local duo Long for the Coast.They're one of 50 local acts including more young performers than before in venues such as the Bay Horse, The Bull Inn, Devon Harp Centre, Barrel House, St Mary's Church and the Royal Seven Stars – with unexpected performance and moments on the High Street.