Wednesday 25th March 2015

Since performing as part of our shows in 2011 Kevin Bridges has become a one of the country's biggest names in stand up! Fresh from touring the country and selling our arenas he was loving being back in the beautiful venue:

I never thought I’d be welcoming people to the Albert Hall unless I had a high-visibility jacket on.

After getting us suitably warmed up he welcomed on the brilliant Doc Brown, rapping about how easy it is to be a G in the countryside, before the hilarious Kerry Godliman came on talking about reviewing washing machines. Just your standard start to a night. Frankie Boyle was next up and had the audience holding their sides right up until the interval.

Part way through the evening our patron, Roger Daltrey CBE, brought the real stars onto the stage. Young people who've been treated all across the country to show everyone exactly who they're supporting by buying a ticket and coming along. Everyone in the venue was up on their feet and laughter turned to cheering and applause for these incredible (and brave! that's a lot of people out there!) current and former patients.

Front and centre of them all were Phil and Carly, whose stories featured in our video with nurse Nicky Pettitt. They'd come down especially for the day to take part in the music workshops that go on behind the scenes. They'd both been part of writing lyrics and performing a song with other young people in similar situations, who might not have had the chance to learn an instrument before, or even to have expressed themselves that way.

The second half of the night saw the hilarious star of 8 Out of 10 Cats, Jon Richardson, give us a graphic anecdote of his first holiday with his now fiancée. Before long-term ambassador Noel Fielding had us in stitches returning to support us at these shows again!

Tonight it’s the turn of the legendary Van Morrison!