Gary Neville joined The Charlatans on stage as the band played a gig at his new hotel last night (July 3).
The former Manchester United and England player, now working as a pundit on Sky Sports, has opened Hotel Football near to United’s Old Trafford ground. It was during a launch party for the hotel last night that Neville picked up his acoustic guitar and joined The Charlatans to perform their song ‘Just When You’re Thinking Things Over’.
Just 150 fans, including competition winners watched the band play on the turf-clad rooftop of the hotel with Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess credited as saying: “It was great – best part of the night so far.”
Meanwhile, Neville himself was happy with his attempts at being a rock star for the night. “It’s a great song and with the band playing on the roof this could be the signature song for the night!” he told the Manchester Evening News.
The Charlatans 12th album ‘Modern Nature’ came out in January. They recently released the video for track ‘Let The Good Times Be Never Ending’, filmed and directed by Libby Burke Wilde while the band were on tour in Japan.
The band also opened The Other Stage at Glastonbury last weekend, performing at 11am on the Friday morning as unannounced secret guests.