Thursday, March 20, 2014

VIDEO: Rolling Stones drummer sits in with jazz band in Perth

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts sat in with a jazz band in Perth, Australia on Wednesday, and video of the performance is available.

Perth Now reports Watts gave a surprise performance at the Ellington Jazz Club after being invited on stage about midnight by Rolling Stones saxophonist Tim Ries, who was at The Ellington performing music by the Stones.

Watts, who was joined at the jazz club by his granddaughter, treated the crowd to two songs, including an instrumental version of Stones’ hit “Honky Tonk Women.”

Music lovers were taken aback when the famous rock’n’roller got on stage at the Beaufort Street haunt on the same night as their cancelled Perth Arena concert.

Watts, lead singer Mick Jagger and the rest of the Rolling Stones had been holed up in Perth’s Hyatt Regency hotel after the shocking death of Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott in New York on Monday night (Perth time).

The Stones have postponed seven shows on their 14 On Fire tour following this week’s news – for a list of the affected dates, click here.

See also:

Rolling Stones planning fall return to Australia & New Zealand
Rolling Stones: L’Wren Scott’s death ruled a suicide
Rolling Stones members rally to support Mick Jagger
Rolling Stones postpone Australian and New Zealand tour
Search Rolling Stones at hennemusic