SINGER-songwriter Gaz Coombes delighted fans when he dropped into an Oxford record shop for a solo show.

The former Supergrass star performed tunes from his new album World’s Strongest Man and previous solo LP Matador at Truck Store, in Cowley Road, on Saturday evening.

For the Wheatley musician the gig was a return to his roots; he and his former bandmates used to live in East Oxford and the street inspired some of their songs.

Gaz said: “I still love Cowley Road, it's great - and Truck Store is a great record shop so I’m more than happy to support them.

"This is the kind of stuff I grew up doing - going into record shops and staying for ages while trying to find something new. It was great to see who turned up."

Carl Smithson is the manager of Truck Store – the city’s only independent dedicated record shop.

He said: “It was great to see Gaz back on the Cowley Road. The place was packed and was probably the busiest I’ve ever seen it.”

  • Gaz Coombes plays Oxfordshire's Truck Festival, at Hill Farm, Steventon, in July.
  • World's Strongest Man is out now and on sale at Truck Store.