Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts made a surprise appearance at the Ellington Jazz Club in Perth on Wednesday night.
The Rolling Stones members are still in Perth following the postponement of the 14 On Fire tour.
Charlie Watts along with Rolling Stones backing singer Bernard Fowler and sax player Tim Reis played the intimate gig for just dozens of patrons.
Watts performed The Rolling Stones classic ‘Honky Tonk Women’ with Reis’ jazz combo. Charlie played with the band for about 45 minutes. His granddaughter was with him at the show.
Charlie Watts is an accomplished jazz musician away from The Rolling Stones. He has released nine solo jazz albums since 1989. The most recent Charlie Watts album was ‘The ABC&D of Boogie Woogie Live in Paris’ in 2012.
Mick Jagger is still reported to be in Perth but has not left his hotel room at the Hyatt. The Rolling Stones branded plane is also still at Perth airport.
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