Coldplay frontman, Chris Martin, performed a secret set last night in one of North London’s event venues.
According to The List, the lead singer took to the stage for three songs, just to help out his showbiz pal, Simon Pegg.
The comedy actor invited the mega-star, who is married to Gwyneth Paltrow, to help raise money for the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disasters.
Martin debuted with an unreleased track called, ‘Wedding Bells’. The song has been aired live before on various tours, but according to the singer, it is “not going on the [new] record” as he described it “too soppy”.
Martin, whose band will headline Glastonbury this year, went on to cover ‘Wonderwall’ by Oasis after a female fan begged him. In reply he said, “I’ll do it, but only if you do it with me,” as the entire audience sang along with him and the fan.
Finally the frontman closed with ‘Green Eyes’, a track from the band’s second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head. He was joined on stage by Pegg for the number, who took to the harmonica for the duet.
Chris later tweeted to his fans: “What a great night and a lovely send off for a lovely man. Safe travels John” – referring to the venue owner who recently passed away.
The UK press reported this week that the stadium rockers have been offered to write an opening ceremony song for the London 2012 Olympics.
A source told the Daily Mirror: “Chris is at the top of the list to front the official record. He’s a huge star and a British musical icon, with an international profile. We’re pulling out all the stops to get hold of him, ideally with the rest of Coldplay involved too.”