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BBC Electric Proms 2008

  • Bee Gees legend Robin Gibb, backed by the BBC Concert Orchestra, performed at the Roundhouse Main Space for the BBC Electric Proms on Saturday (October 25). The performance celebrated the 30th anniversary of the film 'Saturday Night Fever', for which the Gibb brothers sang the soundtrack. Gibb was joined on stage by Ronan Keating, Stephen Gateley, Sam Sparro, Sharleen Spiteri, Gabriella Cilmi and Bryn Christopher to help him through his 18-song set, which opened with Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Pic: PA Photos

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  • To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the film 'Saturday Night Fever', Sam Sparro joined Robin Gibb on stage at the Roundhouse Main Space on Saturday (October 25). The singer lent his falsetto tones to three of the films tracks, including 'Stayin' Alive', 'Night Fever' and 'If I Can't Have You' as part of the BBC Electric Proms 2008. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Adele on stage with Burt Bacharach at the Roundhouse in Camden for the first night of the BBC Electric Proms on Wednesday (October 22). The 20-year-old singer sang vocals on Bacharach's 1961 song 'Baby It's You', which The Beatles similarly performed live for the BBC 45 years ago. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Damon Albarn, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea and The Smiths' Johnny Marr were among those who helped Africa Exprez kick off the 2008 BBC Electric Proms with seven hours of live music on Wednesday (October 22). The show at London's KOKO saw Western and African musicians collaborating together, despite only been introduced to each other early in the evening. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Hard-Fi played the Africa Exprez show on Wednesay (October 22) at KOKO in London for the BBC Electric Proms. The four-piece were first joined by Algerian artist Rachid Taha, covering The Cure's 'Killing An Arab', before recruiting a host of musicians and MCs for a storming take of The Chemical Brothers' 'Galvanize'. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Richard Archer, Hard-Fi's frontman, playing KOKO in London on Wednesday (October 22) as part of Africa Exprez - a seven-hour long show which kicked off the BBC Electric Proms. The Staines-based band played tracks with world-renowned artists Hakim Hammadouche on mandol and Mehdi Haddab on the oud (the North African lute). Pic: PA Photos

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  • Legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach at the BBC Electric Proms on Wednesday (October 22). The 81-year-old played a total of 32 songs during his 90-minute set at the Roundhouse in London, and was joined by Jamie Cullum, Adele and the BBC Concert Orchestra. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Jamie Cullum performing with Burt Bacharach at the BBC Electric Proms on Wednesday (October 22). The jazz singer joined the 81-year-old on 'Make It Easy On Yourself', a UK Number One in 1965 for The Walker Brothers, during the 90-minute set at The Roundhouse in London. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Jon McClure of Reverend And The Makers on stage at KOKO as part of the seven-hour long Africa Exprez show that kicked off the BBC Electric Proms on Wednesday (October 22). The Rev had only just returned from playing at Fela Kuti's Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria. He went over there as part of the Africa Exprez tour the week before, along with fellow Proms performers Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Babyshambles' Drew McConnell. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Sam Duckworth, also known as Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, performing at Africa Exprez for the BBC Electric Proms on Wednesday (October 22). The seven-hour music marathon, which featured collaborations between western and African artists, saw over 30 acts perform and the show was closed with a cover of The Clash's 'Rock The Casbah'. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Sheffield legend Tony Christie opened the northern leg of the BBC Electric Proms on Thursday (October 23) aboard the Royal Daffodil Ferry on the River Mersey in Liverpool. Performing to 100 fans, the 'Amarillo' crooner sang his 'Made In Sheffield' album - due out November 11 - in full. The album was the brainchild of Richard Hawley and features songs written by fellow Sheffieldonians Arctic Monkeys and Jarvis Cocker. Pic: BBC

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  • Mike Skinner crowd-surfing at the Roundhouse in London for the BBC Electric Proms on Thursday (October 23). Despite losing his top mid-set the wordsmith was very particular about the on-stage get up; everyone had to wear Skinner's trademark Reebok trainers. The Streets were accompanied by The Heritage Orchestra and seven gospel singers. Pic: BBC

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  • The Streets at the Roundhouse, London on Thursday (October 23) as part of the third annual BBC Electric Proms. Mike Skinner dedicated his performance, and his 2004 UK Number One single 'Dry Your Eyes', to his late dad, who Skinner said was a "huge fan of the Beeb". Pic: BBC

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  • Santi White's alter ego Santogold playing the Roundhouse's Main Space in London on Thursday (October 23). The singer transformed her single 'Lights Out' into a call-and-response gospel song and The Clash's 'Guns Of Brixton' into a skank tune. Pic: BBC

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  • Santogold performing at the London Roundhouse Main Stage on Thursday (October 23) as part of the BBC Electric Proms. The American singer played 13 tracks including her singles 'L.E.S Artistes' and 'Creator', and her cover of The Clash's 'Guns Of Brixton'.

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  • Liam Gallagher of Oasis at the finale of the BBC Electric Proms at London's Roundhouse Main Space on Sunday (October 26). The singer launched his tambourine into the crowd, which led to the capacity crowd surging forward towards the barriers. Noel also had a pop at Alicia Keys and Jack White regarding the Bond theme - as 007 Daniel Craig was in the audience - calling them "fucking dopey Americans". Pic: BBC

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  • Oasis closed the BBC Electric Proms at the Roundhouse Main Space in London on Sunday (October 26). The band, fresh from selling over half a million tickets for their summer tour on Friday, were joined by a 50-piece choir - the Crouch End Festival Chorus sang on six of their 20 songs.

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  • Alison Goldfrapp dressed entirely in black at Cecil Sharp House in London for the opening night of the BBC Electric Proms on Thursday (October 23). The singer was joined by a 12-strong group all dressed in white with pagan masks so that the singer stood out against the minimalist backdrop. Pic: BBC

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  • Tom Rice-Oxley and Keane playing KOKO in Camden on Thursday (October 23) night's BBC Electric Proms. The piano quartet added strings, saxophonists and a choir to help re-create the big band sound from their recent chart-topping album, 'Perfect Symmetry'. Pic: BBC

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  • Goldfrapp on stage at London's Cecil Sharp House on Thursday (October 23) as part of 'one of the most intense' shows on the BBC Electric Proms calendar. The singer was joined by a band and a 12-strong group of players for the folk performance.

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  • Glasvegas opened for Oasis at the Roundhouse Main Space in London on the finale of the BBC Electric Proms on Sunday (October 26). The Scottish troupe got the capacity crowd, which included James Bond star Daniel Craig, singing along to the chorus of their hit single, 'Daddy's Gone'. Pic: BBC

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  • The Rascals' half of The Last Shadow Puppets, Miles Kane, performing at Friday (October 24) night's BBC Electric Proms in Liverpool. Kane, along with Alex Turner, played a total of four covers during their set including Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood's 'Paris Summer', for which they invited their 'friend Rosie', Ipso Facto's Rosalie Cunningham, to duet with Kane on the song. Pic: BBC

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  • Alex Turner performing at the BBC Electric Proms in Liverpool for the third night of celebrations on Friday (October 24). The Sheffield-born singer songwriter performed with his Last Shadow Puppets accomplice Miles Kane. The duo covered The Beatles' 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)' from the Abbey Road sessions, backed by a 16-piece orchestra. Pic: BBC

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  • Kitty and Daisy - two thirds of the sibling trio, Kitty, Daisy and Lewis. The band performed at the BBC Electric Proms on Saturday (October 25). The swing troupe shared the bill with Thomas Tantrum and headliner Esser at Liverpool Barfly. Pic: BBC

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  • Kitty Daisy and Lewis played Liverpool Barfly on Saturday (October 25) as part of BBC Electric Proms 2008. The trio, who also happen to be siblings, performed a collection of old 1940's swing tracks mixed with some of their own interpretations at the underage gig. Pic: BBC

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  • Esser playing Liverpool Barfly as part of Saturday's (October 25) BBC Electric Proms festivities. The Essex-born performer played the underage gig (only 14-18 year olds were allowed in) alongside Thomas Tantrum and Kitty Daisy and Lewis for the third annual event. Pic: BBC

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  • Johnny Borrell and Razorlight headlined the fourth day of the BBC Electric Proms at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Saturday (October 25). The band previewed their new album, 'Slipway Fires', which is out on November 3, in its entirety as well as fan favourites 'Golden Touch' and 'Rip It Up'. Pic: BBC

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