Tim Wheeler and Chris Martin entertain drinkers in their local...

Ash and Coldplay frontmen TIM WHEELER and CHRIS MARTIN got together for an impromptu show at a LONDON pub last night (January 27).

The pair played a brief acoustic set at Filthy McNastys, an Irish bar in north London that they both frequent.

During an informal lock-in, Wheeler played a number of Ash hits including ‘Girl From Mars’ and ‘Burn Baby Burn’. Martin previewed an untitled new track, as well as belting out a few classics of his own, including ‘Yellow’ and ‘Trouble’. The two then joined forces on a number of covers, including a few Rolling Stones songs.

Amongst the assembled friends and drinkers was rising British comedian and actor Simon Pegg.

As revealed earlier on NME.COM, Coldplay are flying through sessions recording their new album, the follow-up to the multi-million selling debut ‘Parachutes’. According to manager Phil Harvey, they are working “at pace” in their London studio and have recorded five songs in four weeks. The album should appear at the end of this year.