Noel Gallagher checks out The Strypes in London

Former Oasis man was among the heaving crowd crammed into the Old Blue Last

Noel Gallagher was among the crowd that crammed into London’s Old Blue Last on Thursday (January 23) to watch The Strypes – you can watch fan shot footage of the gig below.

The gig by the Mercury-signed band, who come from Cavan in Ireland, saw such lengthy queues that the band swiftly added an additional set to avoid disappointing the legions of fans and industry that had thronged to see them.

The band, clad in smart mod suits and with singer Ross Farrelly sporting shades throughout, played energised takes on classic rock and R&B covers including Bo Diddley’s ‘You Can’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover’, T-Bone Walker’s ‘Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad)’ and Muddy Waters’ ‘Mannish Boy’.

Gallagher is the latest in a string of celebrities to watch the hype-heavy band – once described as “One Direction in mod suits” on account of having only written two original songs – after Elton John caught them live in Brighton and Miles Kane attended another show.

All four members of The Strypes are aged between just 14 and 16 and they have appeared on Ireland’s Late Late Show several times in the past year.