Canny consumers of ’90s pop-country know an ascendant Tim McGraw once released a song called “It Doesn’t Get Any Countrier Than This.” Coldplay’s Under 1 Roof concert benefitting the charity Kids Company might be the diametrical opposite of that sentiment: It doesn’t get any more British than this. Besides Chris Martin and company, the lineup included Ricky Gervais as David Brent, Foregone Conclusion, Lily Allen, Dynamo, and Rizzle Kicks and was hosted by Top Of The Pops host Fearne Cotton. Under 1 Roof went down last night at London’s Hammersmith Ballroom, and we’ve got fan video of Allen’s set starting with an acoustic version of “The Fear” accompanied by Martin; it sure does sound like a Coldplay song when you spin it like that! Then Robbie Williams showed up in a tux to duet with Allen on “Dream A Little Dream Of Me.” See? Very British. Then, Keane frontman Tim Rice-Oxley joined Allen to sing Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” (a tune she recently covered for a TV ad), at which point everyone turned into a Union Jack. Catch video of all that below plus Coldplay’s live debut of “Atlas” and show-closing rendition of “White Christmas.”
Allen’s next album is expected out next year. Watch her controversial “Hard Out Here” video here.