Rocker Sting pulled double duty on Thursday night (04Oct12) to perform at two charity concerts in New York.

The singer took to the stage for Tony Bennett's Exploring the Arts gala at Cipriani on 42nd Street to honour Allen Grubman, who has been his lawyer for more than 30 years.

Sting performed acoustic versions of hits including Fields of Gold and Every Breath You Take, before heading to an event hosted by his friend Paul Simon at Radio City Music Hall, according to the New York Post's gossip column Page Six.

He took to the stage once again for the Children's Benefit Concert, for the Children's Health Fund, while Simon sang Father and Daughter with his own child, Lulu.

Rita Wilson and her husband Tom Hanks also performed at the bash, a day after the actor admitted he was brushing up on his guitar skills for the gig.