IF you go to see The Reflections play, don't be surprised if you catch Ocean Colour Scene's vocalist and guitarist Simon Fowler on stage with the band.

Simon was recently spotted on stage with the four-piece at a gig in Wychbold, and he'll most likely make an appearance with the band in the future.

The Reflections drummer Andy Ford says Simon will be joining the band when they play at a wedding in Bromsgrove in May.

The wedding is in fact between Simon Fowler's brother Nick Fowler and Andy Ford's cousin Elaine Jarvis - so this is how The Ocean Colour Scene connection exists.

"We're really looking forward to the wedding gig and Simon will play with us again at the event - it will be great," says Andy.

When Simon joined The Reflections, in Wychbold, he took part in three numbers, two of which were Ocean Colour Scene songs.

"We had been playing The Ocean Colour Scene songs well before Simon's brother met my cousin," says Andy.

"My cousin had said he was going to come down to one of the gigs for the night, then he turned up out of the blue.

"Everybody there was in shock."

The Reflections play a variety of songs from the 1960s to the present day from ELO, The Darkness, The Beatles and Crowded House.

The band, which originally formed in 1996, were forced to split up for a while when Andy was ill for a few years with severe arthritis.

But Andy, from Hanbury, has had treatment at Worcestershire Royal Hospital and is a lot better now and able to play drums once more.

The Reflections reformed with the original line-up late last year.

Aside from Andy, the Worcestershire band consists of Jon Green from St John's, Worcester, on bass and lead vocals, Steve Andrews from Redditch, on lead guitar and vocals, and John Holmes, known as Johnny Fingers, on keyboards and vocals.

When the band play Drummonds, in New Street, Worcester, tonight it will be their first gig in the Faithful City for years.

Although Simon will not be there, The Reflections promise a great night out.

"We have been back together for a couple of months, and we are all looking forward to playing in Drummonds," says Andy.

"Everybody is showing a lot of enthusiasm for us gigging again."