The band delight the lucky fans who get in to the charity bash at London Islington Academy...

THE CURE knocked out the hits at a tiny ‘club’ show in LONDON last night (December 11).

The band headlined a gig at the Islington Carling Academy in aid of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, an organisation who work with children and adults with debilitating conditions.

Coming on stage at 10.30pm, the group played for an hour-and-a-half, and their set included the classics ’Just Like Heaven’, ‘Pictures Of You’, Inbetween Days’, ’Boys Don’t Cry’, ‘A Forest’ and a rare live outing for ’The Love Cats’.

In a statement, Robert Smith said: “We have always admired the work carried out by Nordoff-Robbins, and it is a pleasure for us to be given this opportunity to lend our support – it’s a great idea and a wild bill, and we are really looking forward to this show – it should be something special!”

The gig was their smallest British gig in years. But if that wasn’t small enough, the band will be playing an even smaller charity show in aid of War Child next year. The Cure will play at the London Barfly on March 5. Tickets will only be available to competition winners, who will enter via text message.