The Streets play secret show

And fans have to take to the water

The Streets played a secret show in London last night, (March 21), with fans having to take to the water to get to the venue.

Six hundred competition winners were instructed to meet at Tower Bridge Pier, where they were ushered on to a boat that transported them down the Thames to a secret venue – Trinity Buoy Wharf – situated about a mile east of Canary Wharf opposite the Millennium Dome.

Following a short set by Professor Green (a recent signing to The Beats label), Mike Skinner arrived to the strains of new album opener ‘Pranging Out’.

Backed by his usual three-piece band and co-singer Leo The Lion, Skinner blasted through old favourites including ‘Don’t Mug Yourself’ and ‘Let’s Push Things Forward’, plus a selection of songs from the upcoming new album ‘The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living’.

Dressed in a grey pinstripe blazer with his sleeves rolled up, Skinner was in a jubilant mood throughout, serving drinks to the front row and telling the audience before ‘Turn The Page’: “This doesn’t feel like a Tuesday. You feel more like a Friday night crowd!”

Having closed the first half of his set with new single ‘When You Wasn’t Famous’, the band were joined for a version of Kano’s ‘Nite Nite’ by Teddy Mitchell of The Mitchell Brothers, the first signings to Skinner’s The Beats label, before ending with a typically riotous ‘Fit But You Know It’.

The Streets played the following set:

‘Pranging Out’

‘Don’t Mug Yourself’

‘Let’s Push Things Forward’

‘Blinded By The Lights’

‘All Goes Out The Window’

‘Same Old Thing’

‘It’s Too Late’

‘Never Went To Church’

‘Turn The Page’

‘War Of The Sexes’

‘Too Much Brandy’

‘When You Wasn’t Famous’

‘Dry Your Eyes’

‘Nite Nite’

‘Fit But You Know It’

The Streets new single ‘When You Wasn’t Famous’ is out on Monday (March 28) with the album ‘The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living’ to follow on April 10.