SIN WHEN YOU’RE GRINNING

'It Was A Very Good Year' included in his swinging performances...

ROBBIE WILLIAMS made his “dream come true” last night (October 10) by performing a selection of swing tunes at the LONDON ROYAL ALBERT HALL.

The black tie event, which was attended by George Michael, Emma Bunton, actress Nicole Kidman and Queen guitarist Brian May, was filmed for a BBC special to be screened around Christmas, following the release of his album ‘Swing When You’re Winning’ on November 19.

Robbie was joined on stage by Jane Horrocks, who duetted with him on ‘Things’, US comedian Jon Lovitz for ‘Well Did You Evah’ and his flatmate Jonathan Wilkes for the apt ‘Me And My Shadow’. The evening culminated in a rendition of ‘My Way’.

The concert was compered by Rupert Everett, with jokes scripted by Richard Curtis of ‘Notting Hill’ fame. Robbie also paid further tribute to Frank Sinatra by performing a duet with a video of Sinatra performing ‘It Was A Very Good Year’.

He also debuted a new song, co-written with long time collaborator Guy Chambers called ‘I Will Talk And Hollywood Will Listen’, a theatrical number namechecking Cameron Diaz.

The setlist was:

‘Have You Met Miss Jones’

‘Mack The Knife’

‘Straighten Up And Fly Right’

‘Let’s Face The Music And Dance’

‘Well Did You Evah’

‘The Lady Is A Tramp’

‘Things’

‘One For My Baby’

‘Mr Bojangles’

‘I Will Talk And Hollywood Will Listen’

‘Do Nothin’ Til You Hear From Me’

‘They Can’t Take That Away From Me’

‘Beyond The Sea’

‘Me And My Shadow’

‘Ain’t That A Kick In The Head’

‘It Was A Very Good Year’

‘My Way’