Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke is no stranger to playing impromptu gigs in weird places. Back in 2014, he played a DJ set for “half a dozen drunk hippies” at a festival in Cornwall. Now he’s reportedly performed an acoustic gig for an audience full of people who don’t know how to spell his name.
A Reddit user posted the news on Sunday after his dad allegedly sent him a text, saying that he is “in Oxford at [a] garden party with Suzie’s neighbours, about to hear entertainment from neighbour Tom York of Radiohead!” The garden party was presumably held to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday
The same user also uploaded a photo of Yorke with an acoustic guitar at the party (see below). He reportedly played for 30 minutes, performing ‘Desert Island Disk’, ‘No Surprises’, ‘Street Spirit’, ‘Reckoner’ and ‘I Might Be Wrong’ during his set. Watch footage of Yorke playing ‘Reckoner’ beneath.
Radiohead released their latest album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ in May.
They recently played a series of gigs in London and are set to head on tour to the US later in the summer.