Brett & the Dirty Pretty Strings @ Union Chapel

As you all know by now Brett played alongside the Dirty Pretty Strings for a charity gig at Union Chapel last week. Below is a round-up of videos and images from the evening and a mini-review by me.


Brett played 3 songs of his own during the course of the night, including a beautiful and almost mesmerising version of recent solo hit ‘Brittle Heart’ on piano, he then sung acoustic versions of ‘Trash’ and ‘The Wild Ones’ a little later on. Each time Brett came to the stage he certainly seemed to receive the most applause and cheers from the packed out crowd in attendance.

The Union Chapel has very good acoustics and is arguably one of the best live music venues in London and Brett’s vocals were carried around the Church effortlessly while being accompanied by the 12 piece Dirty Pretty Strings orchestra. It’s safe to say Brett sounded the best of all the male singers through the night and that’s the truth not bias!

Brittle Heart


The Wild Ones

The rest of the performances were all of a very high standard, with personal highlights coming from a new song by Sophie Ellis-Bextor, jointly written and performed by Ed Harcourt. I would recommend a listen!

Young Blood by Sophie Ellis-Bextor

To end the show Brett was joined on stage by Carl Barat, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Katrina Train & Edie Langley for a rendition of the classic song ‘Waterloo Sunset’.

Waterloo Sunset

I uploaded some photos of the evening to Flickr:

Select photos below!

Also please check out the charity too that this night was arranged so wonderfully by the Langley sisters for!


Brett also did a brief interview with about the show, be warned it’s not the best!

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