Elton John attends tiny pub gig for Irish teen band

Elton John headed to a tiny pub to see teen band The Strypes. Photo/AP
Elton John headed to a tiny pub to see teen band The Strypes. Photo/AP

Elton John has headed to a tiny pub in central Brighton to see a band made up of teenagers between 14 and 16 years old.

The pop superstar went to see raw blues band The Strypes play at the 100-capacity Fitzherberts pub in central Brighton overnight.

He was spotted arriving with an entourage of security before sitting at the bar awaiting the band's performance.

The Strypes are four teenagers from Cavan, Ireland whose ages range between 14 and 16.

They play 60s RnB covers mixed with a smattering of originals that have been hailed as modern day interpretations of the early-60s work of legendary bands such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

John is not the only celebrity to attend their recent gigs, with Paul Weller, Miles Kane and Jeff Beck all spotted checking out the band, who are signed to Mercury Records.

- Herald Online

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