INDIE rock band Mystery Jets are kicking off a nationwide tour of Oxfam Shops with a gig in Reading on Thursday.

Held at the Duke Street shop at 1pm, the Eel Pie Island band will perform an unplugged session as part of the charity's Oxjam music festival.

Oxjam events are organised by volunteers to showcase the best local bands and musical talent to raise money for Oxfam’s work to end poverty.

Some 2,500 musicians are expected will play to more than 100,000 people.

Mystery Jets are probably the most high profile band to play this year, the five piece first drawing critical claim and mass public attention with their 2008 Laura Marling collaboration 'Young Love'.

The Mystery Jets said: “We’re super excited to be running an Oxfam Shop Tour.

“For us an Oxfam shop is the ‘go-to’ place to get our vinyl and find new inspiration for our tracks. Oxfam shop music selections are unlike other music shops, in that you never quite know what diamonds you might find in each shop.

“We’d love for fans to get involved in our Oxfam Shop Tour by coming down to the shops to see us.”

The event is not ticketed and will work on a first come, first squeezed into the shop basis.