Sir Elton John stunned revellers at a tiny gig in a bar in Brighton, England on Sunday (16Dec12) when he showed up to watch an up-and-coming band.

The Rocket Man arrived at Irish rockers The Strypes' gig at the 100-capacity Fitzherberts pub in the seaside town with his security guards.

John relaxed in the venue's bar area before catching the group's set, according to

He's not the only musician who is a fan of the rising act - Paul Weller and Jeff Beck have both been to previous The Strypes gigs.