Kate Nash plays tiny gig on eve of album triumph

Singer risks her 'bum' for charity pub show

Kate Nash played an intimate set in aid of the Save Camden Stables Market campaign at the Boogaloo bar in north London tonight (August 9).

Following a short speech from the organisers about how the old market is been transformed into a shopping mall, the singer, who volunteered to play the show herself after hearing about the campaign, took the stage with her band.

“Thanks for coming, I think it’s really important we’re here for a worthy cause,” declared Nash as she opened with ‘Mariella’.

The rising star then played a set showcasing tracks from her Number One-bound debut album ‘Made Of Bricks’, which was released on Monday (August 6).

Taking the evening’s campaigning spirit to heart, the singer paused the gig midway through and offered to hand out press releases to the media in the crowd, before called on all of the audience to back the Camden campaign, declaring: “We don’t want every street in London to look the same because that would be fucking boring!”

Moving throughout the 45-minute set between her piano and guitar, Nash admitted she was struggling the pub’s tiny stage, endearingly telling the crowd as she squeezed herself in front of the drums that “I feel like the cymbal is going to cut my bum in half!”

Later after playing ‘We Get On’, Nash then gave everyone an insight into her growing popularity, explaining, “I read a comment on the internet from a bloke moaning that ‘We Get On’ is becoming like a karaoke track, but I was so excited by the idea it might be on a karaoke machine one day!”

She followed this a spot of her own karaoke, playing a cover of Cold War Kids‘Hang Me Up To Dry’, which Nash admitted wasn’t perhaps as well rehearsed as she would have liked.

“We’re doing a cover now, I don’t know all the words so I might make them up,” she told the pub as she launched into the song.

There was no mistaking the words for ‘Foundations’ though, with Nash playing an extended version of the Number Two single, including a verse about her awful boyfriend “getting sick on my trainers”.

After accidentally unplugging her own microphone, Nash then wound-up the show plugging the campaign’s website Savecamdenstablesmarket.co.uk before playing a solo version of ‘Little Red’.

Kate Nash played:


‘Skeleton Soup’


‘Nicest Thing’

‘We Get On’

‘Hang Me Up To Dry’



‘Merry Happy’

‘Little Red’

To find out if ‘Made Of Bricks’ makes it to Number One in the album chart, tune into NME.COM on Sunday (August 12) at 7pm for the latest news.