Richard Ashcroft took to a cold stage last night at the Union Chapel to perform infront of a hardcore fanbase.

The gig was a mostly exclusive event for Ashcroft’s fan club members but he generously donated 50 tickets to both War Child and Oxfam for the one off intimate acoustic show at London’s Islington Union Chapel on 7th December 2010.

In a set lasting over and hour and a half he played all the classic tunes from throughout his career but notably absent was the Verve stalwort 'Bitter Sweet Symphony'.

The Wigan born singer-songwriter was well received, were on hand to ask what he thought of the set, "A pleasure to play for a cool crowd near Christmas" Ashcroft said enthusiastically "it felt great glad to see so many on this cold night".

Take a look at the nights opener 'Sonnet' and closer 'C'Mon People (We're Making It Now)' below and the lovely Christmas tree by the stage.

Set list was:

'A Song For The Lovers'
'Lucky Man'
'Music Is Power'
'On A Beach'
'Check The Meaning'
'You On My Mind In My Sleep'
'I Get My Beat'
'Brave New World'
'The Drugs Don't Work'
'Velvet Morning'
'This Thing Called Life'
'Break The Night With Colour'
'(C'mon People) We're Makin' It Now'