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TV slot for Goldie's unlikely band

Published 25/01/2011 | 12:33

Goldie said forming his unlikely band was 'inspiring'
Goldie said forming his unlikely band was 'inspiring'

A guitarist who learned to play in prison and a deaf trumpet player will appear in a television series about drum 'n' bass star Goldie's attempts to form a band to play at Buckingham Palace.

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The musician travelled the country to find 12 young people to play in the concert and introduced them to mentors including Ms Dynamite and songwriter Guy Chambers.

Goldie said: "This is one of the most inspiring projects I've ever been involved with. It's all about unearthing musical talent that's under the radar in Britain - finding young people who've faced huge challenges and have never had the opportunities that they deserve."

Among the chosen musicians is 25-year-old Theone Coleman, from Bournemouth.

He was first given a guitar as part of songwriter Billy Bragg's Jail Guitar Doors scheme while serving a prison sentence for shoplifting and dealing drugs.

Sean Chandler, 22, from Liverpool, went deaf after contracting meningitis at three months old but now plays the trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn.

The band's performance in front of an audience including Prince Harry was filmed as part of the BBC Two documentary Goldie's Band: By Royal Appointment, which will be broadcast next month.

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