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US servicemen to join The Soldiers

Published 03/04/2010 | 12:46

Singing servicemen, The Soldiers will be joined for the first time by two US soldiers in concert
Singing servicemen, The Soldiers will be joined for the first time by two US soldiers in concert

A trio of singing British servicemen who released a hit record are to be joined for the first time by two US soldiers in concert.

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The Soldiers reached number four in the UK album chart with their debut release "Coming Home" in October last year, selling 600,000 copies.

Two US soldiers, who recently returned from frontline duties, will fly over to accompany the three men when they perform at the Royal Albert Hall in central London as part of their Coming Home tour.

Richard Scarlett from Atlanta and Tyrone Basnight from Georgia, both Sergeants in the US Army, asked to sing alongside The Soldiers in a "personal show of solidarity" for fellow soldiers worldwide.

The Soldiers comprise Gulf War veterans Sergeant Major Gary Chilton and Sergeant Richie Maddocks, plus Lance Corporal Ryan Idzi who served in Iraq and Afghanistan as part of the 20th Armoured Brigade.

The five are due to record a new version of the song "Coming Home" at the Metropolis Studios in west London to be released in the US later this year.

Footage from the recording session will also be posted on YouTube.

Part of the album's proceeds are planned to go directly to charities including Help For Heroes, the British Legion and the Army Benevolent Fund.

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