Babyshambles Play On Despite No Show From Doherty

Band pull out the stops at NME Awards launch party

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Pete Doherty failed to show at the NME Awards launch party at the O2 Arena tonight (December 6), but the rest of Babyshambles soldiered on bravely without him.

After sets from current NME faves Joe Lean & The Jing Jang Jong and The Wombats, Pete Doherty failed to show to lead planned headliner’s Babyshambles.

Instead, the band carried on without him, with bassist Drew McConnell taking vocal duties.

After pulling a member from the audience to sing “Carry On Up The Morning”, Drew delivered vocals for five songs, joined by Josh from The Paddingtons, who sang vocals on a cover of The Clash’s “Janie Jones”.

The Shockwaves NME Awards are set to take place at the Indig02 on February 28, 2008.

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