DUNFERMLINE band Jupiter Strange have been attracting admirers while playing at Liverpool’s Sound City – including Sir Elton John.

The group was at the Liverpool festival where they performed a cover of ‘Bennie and the Jets’.

The cover has since been posted to Instagram where Sir Elton’s own Instagram page viewed it. It was also retweeted by Tim Burgess, lead singer of The Charlatans.

Alfie Ramage, the band’s singer and guitarist, was delighted with the recognition.

“It feels absolutely amazing when something like this happens,” he said.

“It was our first show in England and we couldn’t have had a better time. When Elton John viewed our video, at first, we thought it couldn’t have actually been him, we were completely starstruck.

“Usually we don’t play covers, but we decided to play Bennie and the Jets as it’s a band favourite. We never could’ve expected this, it’s such a great honour and we couldn’t be more grateful.”

Alfie also shared a great interaction the band had with Tim Burgess following the cover.

“We went to see Tim the night after we had played, we were in the front row watching his set when he dedicated a song to us. He said: ‘This next one is dedicated to Jupiter Strange, future stars’, which was amazing.”

As the band are local to Dunfermline, Alfie was full of praise for the bars and venues in town, saying: “The first gig that we ever played was at PJ’s, in fact we played there a couple of weeks ago. Venues like PJ’s and Monty’s in Dunfermline are vital as there aren’t many places for young bands to play these days, we’ve all grown up with these venues being a part of our lives.

“We are delighted to announce that we are playing our first ever Dunfermline headliner at Jokers Bar on June 25. Tickets will be £7 on the door. We can’t wait to play to our home crowd for the first time as a headline band.”

The band isn’t resting on its recent success with new music in the works and plenty more shows lined up. They were due to perform on Tuesday at Sneaky Petes, then Broadcast in Glasgow on July 21 as well as the Kendal Calling festival on July 30.