Yes, ok we know what you're thinking. Hugh Laurie is an actor. BUT it turns out he is also a seriously talented musician and is playing his debut album 'Let them Talk' at the Bluesfest in the Hammersmith Apollo tonight.

As he says so himself: "I was not born in Alabama in the 1890s. You may as well know this now. I’ve never eaten grits, cropped a share, or ridden a boxcar. No gypsy woman said anything to my mother when I was born and there’s no hellhound on my trail, as far as I can judge. Let this record show that I am a white, middle-class Englishman, openly trespassing on the music and myth of the American south."

We love this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HRff_d5Sk0&feature=fvst