A Keighley rock musician was "promoted" to play in chart band Ocean Colour Scene after it lost its bassist recently.

Roger "Trotwood" Nowell played for the popular group for the last few days of its pre-Christmas tour of Ireland.

Roger is usually the band's roadie, as well as playing with Keighley-based Goth music group Skeletal Family.

He stepped on stage after Ocean Colour Scene's long-serving bassist Damon Minchella left following an argument with a band colleague.

The band was forced to cancel a gig this month in Keighley, but plans to play in the town in the spring.

Local fans will be among the first to hear songs currently being written for Ocean Colour Scene's next album.

Roger will be back in Keighley with the Skeletal Family to support leading 80s band The Mission, in April.

The Mission gig is one of several Roger is organising at Victoria Hall and the New Variety Club featuring bands from around the UK.

He is lining-up Goth bands Living with Eating Disorders, Beautiful Deadly Children, Scary Bitches, and Ghost of Lemora. Also coming up are Seers and Nazarites, both featuring former members of Oasis, and Mike Peters from 80s band The Alarm.

Roger hopes to arrange for local rock bands to play support during each Keighley concert.

Meanwhile, he expects to be busier than normal in his roadie job, because singer Paul Weller has appointed him as his personal guitar technician.