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Last Updated: Thursday, 29 May 2008, 08:10 GMT 09:10 UK
Razorlight in surprise London gig
By Damian Jones
Newsbeat reporter

Johnny Borrell

Razorlight have played new material during a surprise appearance at a gig in a London church.

The band performed new Razorlight track You, And The Rest That Pass Me By at the London event on Wednesday.

The show was originally billed as a solo show from drummer Andy Burrows, who is launching a new solo album in aid of charity.

Other guests included Tom Smith from The Editors, Muse drummer Dominic Howard and The Bluetones' Mark Morriss.

Burrows released his album The Colour Of My Dreams on May 26 and proceeds will go to Naomi House Children's Hospice.

Arriving onstage for the first time as a frontman, Burrows appeared to be overwhelmed taking centre stage.

He said: "Hi. Gosh this is all a bit weird being the frontman talking to the audience.

Andy Burrows
Burrows found it strange being the centre of attention

"I am supposed to be over there on the drums."

Happy Birthday

He then performed two tracks from his album on an acoustic guitar before he was joined by Fyfe Dangerfield from the Guillemots on keyboards, Dominic Howard on the drums, his brother Ben Burrows on guitar and various members of The Boy Least Likely To.

The solo artist also wished celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who was selling hotdogs for 5 at the Union Chapel event, happy birthday.

Towards the end of the evening, Razorlight singer Johnny Borrell took over the lead vocal duties while Burrows got behind the drum kit for You, And The Rest That Pass Me By.

'Quite humbling'

The remaining members then joined the pair to play Razorlight singles In The Morning and America.

Andy Burrows
Burrows had no trouble persuading an all-star line up to join him

"It was brilliant. It was amazing, it was quite humbling for me to be up there with Fyfe Dangerfield from the Guillemots, Mark Morriss, Tom and Dom," Burrows told Newsbeat.

"It was incredible to get a bunch of guys together from different bands playing a gig which was totally different from what I'm used to.

"It was pretty scary being the frontman and I like sitting behind the drums but I quite enjoyed it and the crowd seemed quite friendly and supportive."

Muse drummer Dominic Howard also praised Burrows for raising awareness of the Naomi House Children's Hospice.

He said: "It's a great charity that he really respects which he holds close to his heart because it's a local organisation where he's from.

"And it's really good to be a part of that and play a spontaneous gig like tonight."



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