Framlingham: Ed Sheeran takes US by storm, performing ‘Sing’ and ‘Don’t’ from the album X on Saturday Night Live

Ed Sheeran

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Suffolk singing star Ed Sheeran has taken the States by storm with a string of high profile guest appearances promoting his upcoming tour and album.

The former Thomas Mills High School student made his first ever performance on Saturday Night Live last week when he joined the show’s host Seth Rogan to perform his latest songs for an American audience.

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton said he “nearly stole the show” with his new material from the album X.

The two songs included his first live performances of the Sing, an upbeat collaboration with super-producer Pharrell Williams and Don’t.

Ed tweeted that he “loved” performing on the show and was left “buzzing”.

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“Now, off to this infamous after party,” he wrote.

The promotional US tour also saw former Framlingham resident Ed appear on radio with the Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show in New York.

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Describing the new direction his music has taken as “different and fresh” he also performed an acoustic cover of Beyonce’s Drunk In Love.

“Because you cried last time, this is like a fun, happy song that’s going to make you groove,” he told the show’s host.

Meanwhile, back in Ed’s hometown, Sue Ryder Care, on Market Hill, is preparing to stage a one-off auction for more than 100 items of his clothing this Friday.

The consignment of clothing was one of several dropped off at charities by Ed’s parents last month.

Also to benefit were the St Elizabeth Hospice shop in Framlingham and the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices fundraising office, based in Ipswich.

In May, Suffolk Family Carers received about 15 items of Sheeran’s clothing, which it plans to auction on eBay.

The auction at Sue Ryder takes place from noon this Friday. Items are limited to one per person but people can bid on as many items as they wish. Bids can also be made at the shop before the big day.

Manager Jacquie Bell has compiled a brochure of 112 lots, including belts, shoes, hats, T-shirts and more.

She said some of the clothing is recognisable from publicity and live shows.

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