Snow Patrol singer apologises after ‘nervous’ performance at Sport Relief

Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody performing at Sport Relief
Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody performing at Sport Relief

Snow Patrol’s front man Gary Lightbody has apologised for a below par performance at Sport Relief.

On the live BBC programme on Friday night the Bangor-born singer performed hit single ‘Run’ accompanied by the Hallé Youth Choir and fellow bandmate Johnny McDaid on piano.

Later that same night Gary tweeted: “My vocal performance tonight on #sportsrelief was just not good enough. In fact it was bad. It was our first live tv performance in 7 years & I was very nervous. To the lovely people at @sportrelief I am deeply sorry. If you’ll have me back oneday I will do way better next time!x”

Having posted the apology, the singer was met with extremely positive feedback.

One Twitter user said: “I can feel he’s nervous but I still get goosebumps from his performance.”

Another commented: “I’d rather hear a performance that is slightly off than people mime. Well done.”

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler also had words of encouragement: “Mate... get on you tube, search snow patrol 2009 oxygen.... you did that... we get old, we have bad days, we have great days, I bet that day was unbelievable”