Prince performed a secret gig in Camden, London last night (04.02.14).

The star appeared on stage shortly after 12.30am backed by his new 3rdeyegirl band featuring guitarist Donna Grantis, bassist Ida Nielsen and drummer Hannah Ford Welton.

He opened the show with 'I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man' and although he was showcasing new material from his forthcoming 'Plectrum Electrum' record he included a cover of 'Play That Funky Music' and the classic 'I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man'.

Prince and his backing band played to a crowd of 300 people and as news broke queues began to form outside Electric Ballroom.

He ended the gig saying: ''You sound like ten thousands. We love each and every one of you.''

Before adding: ''We'll be back tomorrow.''

Earlier in the day the musician hosted a press conference at in the living room of singer Lianne La Havas who he met last year during her tour of America.

Following the event Prince's manager Kiran Sharma wrote on Twitter: ''Just finished w the most amazing press conference I've ever been to! 2 songs by @3RDEYEGIRL. THANK U @liannelahavas 4 being a generous host! (sic)''

The 24-year-old singer met Prince last year during her tour of America and afterwards they jammed together at his Paisley Park Studios in Minneapolis.

Dates and ticket details are yet to be announced for his eagerly-anticipated gigs.