08 December 2010

Richard Ashcroft thrills with acoustic set at Union Chapel

Richard Ashcroft took to a cold stage last night in front of around 300 people at the Union Chapel to perform in front of a hardcore fanbase.

The gig was a mostly exclusive event for Ashcroft's fan club members but he generously donated 50 tickets to both War Child and Oxfam for the one-off intimate acoustic show at London's Islington Union Chapel on December 7, 2010.

Taking requests from the audience throughout, the set lasted over an hour and a half. He played all the classic tunes from throughout his career but notably absent was the Verve stalwort 'Bitter Sweet Symphony.'

The Wigan born singer-songwriter was well received, and when asked what he thought of the set, "a pleasure to play for a cool crowd near Christmas," Ashcroft said enthusiastically, "it felt great to see so many on this cold night."

Take a look at the nights closer 'C'Mon People (We're Making It Now)' below and the lovely Christmas tree by the stage.

Source: Music-News