Rolling Stone's barn storming gig

HE has played some of the biggest concert venues on the planet but now rock n roll legend and member of the Rolling Stones can add a Medieval barn in Essex to his list of gigs.

James Hore

HE has played some of the biggest concert venues on the planet but now rock n roll legend and member of the Rolling Stones can add a Medieval barn in Essex to his list of gigs.

Charlie Watts, drummer with arguably the most famous rock band ever, joined friends and fellow musicians for a night of boogie-woogie at the High Barn at Great Bardfield, near Braintree.

Having played Wembley Stadium, the 200-capacity venue was a fraction of the capacity he is used to, but those lucky enough to get a ticket were still blown away.

Special guests Chris Jagger, the younger brother of Stones' front-man, Mick, and boogie-woogie piano-players Ben Waters and Axel Zwingenberger.

Joining them at the Grade-II listed venue were Julian Webster Greaves on saxophone and double bass player Dave Green.

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Wendy Meldrum , from the High Barn, said the recent gig had been a total success.

“It was a great night, awesome, and they said to us afterwards they wished they had done more here.

“It was one of just three gigs they played after Charlie Watts found some space in his diary when he was not playing with the Stones.

“It was just fantastic and the piano was literally banging across the stage - it was that kind of night,” she said.