Babyshambles play star-studded secret gig

Celebs out in force for London pub show

Babyshambles played a surprise show at north London’s Boogaloo Bar on Sunday night (August 13).

Looking relaxed, Pete Doherty led the band onstage at midnight to a packed crowd including actress Sadie Frost and members of Hope Of The States.

Starting with a duet with Kate Moss on ‘La Belle Et La Bete’, the band ripped through a set of Babyshambles and Libertines classics before being joined by Shane MacGowan for a version of Ewan MacColl‘s ‘Dirty Old Town’, which was covered by MacGowan‘s band The Pogues in 1985.

The Clash’s Mick Jones, who produced The Libertines‘ two albums along with Babyshambles‘ debut, then came on for a rendition of ska classic ‘A Message To You Rudy’, made famous by The Specials.

After a 20-minute hiatus the band returned to the stage for an impromptu second set, where they were joined by Doherty’s pal The General for a version of ‘Pentonville’ and a rousing acoustic version of ‘Albion’, until the band finally left the stage at 1am.