The former Verve star attempts two new songs - but things don't go entirely to plan...

Richard Ashcroft was the surprise special guest at Oasis‘ charity concert at the LONDON ROYAL ALBERT HALL last night (February 6).

The former Verve vocalist performed a 20 minute acoustic set at the event, which was staged in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Richard Ashcroft performed a number of songs from his Verve days, including ‘Lucky Man’ and lengthy closer ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’, as well as an aborted attempt at the group’s 1995 single ‘History’. Two new, untitled songs were also played for the first time, with the second also being aborted halfway through.

A fan told NME.COM: “He looked unrehearsed to be honest. I was hoping for some kind of reunion with Vervedrummer Pete Salisbury, who was drumming with (first support band) Black Rebel Motorcycle Club but it wasn’t to be. It was good to hear the new songs though.”

Later in the evening, Oasis were joined by Paul Weller, who played keyboards on their classic single ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’. Otherwise, their set was identical to the previous evening’s show at the Watford Coliseum (February 5).

The full set was:

‘Fuckin’ In the Bushes’

‘Go Let It Out’


‘Morning Glory’



‘Fade Away’

‘The Hindu Times’

‘Gas Panic!’

‘Cigarettes & Alcohol’

‘Live Forever’

‘Hung In A Bad Place’

‘Slide Away’

‘She’s Electric’

‘Champagne Supernova’

‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Star’

‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’

‘I Am The Walrus’