New homeowners are stunned to find footage of Ed Sheeran playing a small garden gig on his property before he became famous

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Newly-revealed footage shows Ed Sheeran playing a gig in the park before he became famous – and residents of the new home are stunned by the clip.

57-year-old Nigel Powley asked the neighbors when he left for his home, said the 30-year-old singer, who has now visited the area and was playing regularly at his Ipswich Garden in 2009.

Culinary boss Nigel was later shown snaps of homemade demonstrations – worth £ 220,000 – where Ed stayed overnight.

Throwback: Newly-revealed footage shows Ed Sheeran playing a gig in the park before becoming famous – and residents of the new home stunned by the clip

In the pictures, Ed performed his casual look wearing scruffy jeans and a gray hoodie as he played and played his guitar.

Nigel told The Sun: ‘I’m sure it could go all the way that day.

‘It’s amazing to think that the world’s biggest music star played small gigs in our garden.

Famous: When 57-year-old Nigel Powley visited his home, the singer, now 30 years old, asked neighbors if he had visited the area and was said to be playing regularly in his Ipswich park in 2009

Celebrity: When 57-year-old Nigel Powley went to his house, the singer, now 30-years-old, asked neighbors if he had ever visited the area and said he was playing regularly in his Ipswich garden in 2009.

Shock: Culinary boss Nigel was later shown snaps of homemade demonstrations - worth £ 220,000 - where Ed stayed overnight

Shock: Culinary boss Nigel was later shown snaps of homemade demonstrations – worth £ 220,000 – where Ed stayed overnight

‘In just a few years, he performed to a crowd of more than 100,000.’

Ed has released five incredibly successful solo albums and is now worth £ 220 million.

Earlier this week, the pair posed for a festive snap together after Ed teased his upcoming Christmas single with Elton John.

Exhibition: Ed had a casual look at the films, playing guitar and singing in scruffy jeans and gray hoodies

Exhibition: Ed had a casual look at the films, playing guitar and singing in scruffy jeans and gray hoodies

Thinking Out Loud Hitmaker wearing a bright red Mrs. Klaus mini dress she posed next to Elton, 74, who was sitting on the piano.

Ed’s outfit had a white artificial fur detail and matching collar but he also wore a pair of white shoes.

Elton looked festive in a dark green printed tracksuit paired with a bright red scarf.

The couple posed near the fireplace decorated with Christmas decorations while several gifts were placed in the corner.

Funny: Nigel told The Sun: 'I'm sure it could go all the way that day!'

Funny: Nigel told The Sun: ‘I’m sure it could go all the way that day!’

Ed captioned Snap: ‘Coming soon,’ Elton commented: ‘Feeling festive’.

Ed previously revealed that he and Elton were so close, the musician would call him every day and provide a shoulder to cry on when his friend died.

The singer discusses a Christmas song he and Elton recorded together that they will release later this year.

Speaking to The Sun, Ed recounted how the legendary performer helped mourn his friend, Australian music promoter Michael Goodinsky, who died in March at the age of 68.

Ed said: ‘I tell people this and they think I’m lying or exaggerating, but Elton calls me every day.

‘They would ring me once a month – well, we’ll do it on Facetime via iPad because we don’t have a phone. Then it became weekly when Lyra was born – he too was a father and he would check in.

But when Michael died he called me the next day and I broke down and cried. And from that day – I spoke to him this morning, yesterday – no lies, he was chasing me every day. He always checks on me for a half hour or two. ‘

Ed said he had never heard a bad word about Elton and described him as a ‘beautiful soul’.

The singer said he thinks the Christmas song he and Elton recorded will go to number one during the festival.

The song was originally planned for Christmas 2022 but after Michael’s death, Ed decided to move the date forward.

The star said the pair filmed the video for the single while Elton was Santa.

Yuletide: The pair posed for a festive snap together after Ed teased his upcoming Christmas single with Elton John earlier this week.

Yuletide: The pair posed for a festive snap together after Ed teased his upcoming Christmas single with Elton John earlier this week.

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