Johnny Depp surprised fans as he rocked out on stage with Ronnie Wood, Jeff Beck, and Imelda May at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho, London.
The actor and part-time musician, 55, wowed the packed-out audience with his guitar-playing skills as he jammed happily alongside the Rolling Stone star, 71, the singer, 44, and the guitarist, 74, on Thursday night.
Performing in tribute to Chuck Berry alongside the Ben Waters Band, Johnny was one of Ronnie’s special guests as he joined the legendary guitarist in honouring one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.
The Sleepy Hollow star was ready to rock in his ensemble, which saw him team up a grey pinstriped jacket with a red-and-black striped shirt and a blue polka-dot scarf.
He hid his brunette locks underneath a crumpled light grey paperboy hat and kept a low profile in tinted shades as he puffed on a cigarette.
Johnny’s rocker ensemble was complete with a pair of black trousers and smart boots, while he accessorised with multiple silver rings.
Also on the star-studded guest-list for the event was Ronnie’s bandmates Keith Richards and Charlie Watts, Noel Gallagher, designer Stella McCartney, and singer Katherine Jenkins.
Johnny, who’s partnered with rock icons Alice Cooper and Joe Perry in his own band The Hollywood Vampires, has been in the U.K. for the promotional tour for his new film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
The actor plays Gellert Grindelwald in the latest offering from J.K. Rowling, and spoke to Entertainment Weekly last month about working with the famed author and director David Yates.
Speaking about joining the series, which began with 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, he gushed: ‘From the first second it’s been an absolute treat and the most positive and fun experience.’
The actor is also known for playing iconic characters such as Edward Scissorhands and Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean series.
And of being part of the Harry Potter franchise, he continued: ‘The opportunity to play one of her characters and try to bring something to the part that might even hopefully surprise her… that was a great challenge but a real gas and a lot of fun.’
The actor opened up about how he brought his own interpretation of the villanous role: ‘I had an image in my head of the guy. The beauty of J.K. and of Yates is they put trust in me to a degree.
‘J.K. and I had some really nice talks and I had some ideas and she just said, “I can’t wait to see what you do with him.” It was beautifully left as this open gift.’