It was a night of surprise guests and collaborations at last night’s Make Trade Fair benefit show in London - with Chris Martin joining REM on stage.
REM headlined this year’s Oxfam benefit at London Hammersmith Apollo.
The Coldplay singer bounced onto the stage unannounced halfway through ’Man On The Moon’, to huge applause. He stayed on the stage, and sung a verse and chorus to the track, before waving to the crowd and returning to the side of the stage to watch the rest of the group's set.
It was the highlight of an REM set which included classics such as ’Losing My Religion’ and ’Imitation Of Life’, as well as forthcoming single ’Leaving New York’, and other new songs ’I Wanted To Be Wrong’ and ’Boy In The Well’.Earlier in the evening, Peter Buck had played with The Thrills, while the most touching collaboration was between Jamelia and Razorlight singer Johnny Borrell who covered Blondie’s ’Heart Of Glass’ despite only rehearsing it a few hours before the show.
Also on the bill was Minnie Driver and comedian Ricky Gervais and the show was compered by Dermot O’Leary.
Last night’s event follows on from Oxfam’s concert last year which saw Martin, Noel Gallagher and Ms Dynamite perform live. All profits from the sold-out will go directly to Oxfam.