Prince finally decided to grace London with his presence last night, playing a "secret" show at the Electric Ballroom for industry types at around midnight.

Our Photography Editor Tim Boddy was invited but didn't attend due to losing "the funk" in his teenage years, so we don't have a firsthand account of what happened. However, NME were there, and it seems all signs are pointing to another show tonight ("that was the soundcheck, come back tomorrow for more"). This countdown page has also been launched, which certainly backs up his claim. Start making a list of venues that are bigger than the Electric Ballroom...

If you can't make the show, we suggest listening to our essential Prince Playlist.

Update: BBC are reporting that Prince wants to charge "about $10 (£6) each" for his forthcoming London shows. [via Best Fit]