HAMPSHIRE band Brother Goose performed a Christmas gig with a difference – in hospital.

The four Southampton lads gave up their time to support the city’s Radio Lollipop station, which provides care, comfort and play for children in hospital.

As well as being interviewed in the charity’s studio, based at Southampton General Hospital, the band performed a 30-minute acoustic set for youngsters on the children’s wards.

The gig included the band’s own material and covers, culminating in a Christmas singalong for the patients and their families.

It is the second time Brother Goose have supported Radio Lollipop. This summer the band took part in Lollifest 2012 at Talking Heads, Southampton, which raised funds for the volunteer- run radio station.

Brother Goose consists of Calum Lintott (vocals), Joe Ramsey (drums), Joss Harvey (bass) and Christopher Barlow (synth/guitar). They formed at the start of this year and describe their sound as new but with the influences of established indie bands including Vampire Weekend and local group Delays.