Wet Leg praises Teenage Cancer Trust at Royal Albert Hall charity fundraiser

Isle of Wight indie rock duo inspired massive sing-alongs and even a rare moshpit in the venerable west London location.

Singer Rhian Teasdale told the audience, “It’s really, really nice to be back in London and it’s really nice to play a gig for the Teenage Cancer Trust.”

This was the third in a week of charity fundraising gigs held in the most years since they were founded by Roger Daltrey of The Who in 2000.

Teasdale and Hester Chambers – who started Wet Leg together in 2019 – and their band delighted their fans with songs like Supermarket, Wet Dream and Angelica, and encouraged everyone to scream during Ur Mum.

“I’m really excited, it’s so good to get the band back together, make it big for the Teenage Cancer Trust,” Teasdale said.

By the end of the performance, most of the people were dancing on the seats as Teasdale said, “This is just so strange. Thank you so much for having us, thank you for being the best audience ever.

The band then played Chaise Longue, their debut single, to a rapturous reception, before leaving the stage, with Careless Whisper from Wham! playing as the audience walked out.

They now have a few weeks off before playing a few festivals and supporting Harry Styles on a lengthy tour, including four dates at Wembley Stadium.

South London trio Honeyglaze opened the performance, followed by rising star CMAT, extroverted Dublin singer-songwriter Ciara Mary-Alice Thompson and her band.

They inspired plenty of screams and waved cell phone flares on songs like I Wanna Be a CowboyBaby, to suggest she’ll probably headline again sooner rather than later.

A short film was shown about young cancer patient Callum from Manchester, and he then appeared on stage with other teenagers and gave a moving speech about how the disease doesn’t define him, and praised the way the charity got him through the toughest of times .

The week of fundraising performances kicked off Monday with Underworld and continues with Jake Bugg on Thursday, The court officers on Friday, Kasabian on Saturday and ends on Sunday with Daltrey and friends including Richard Ashcroft and Joan Armatrading.