With Kwestral the owl's eerie red eyes peeking behind Bobby Womack and Damon Albarn, the duo recently performed a stunning rendition of Bobby Womack's new song 'Love is Gonna Lift You Up' on New Year's Eve 2012.
Damon Albarn joined soul legend Bobby Womack on stage during Jools Holland's New Year Eve Hootenanny special on December 31st 2012. The Blur singer produced Bobby Womack's new album 'The Bravest Man In The Universe' and features on several tracks including 'The Bravest Man In The Universe', 'Please Forgive My Heart' and 'Deep River'.
|Bobby Womack also featured on Damon's 'Plastic Beach' album for Gorillaz|
There's also a story on the owl - Damon Albarn commissioned a UK-based artist to make the bird especially for this special performance. Find out all about the special stage prop here.
The purple stage was filled with Christmas lights and festive decorations as Damon Albarn played on a large grand piano that was covered with a large picture of a countdown timer. The performance was a brilliant one, with both musicians crooning the chorus and filling the room with sound. Watch and enjoy the video below.