In a brand new three-part series, Goldie, the drum ‘n’ bass pioneer, DJ and former BBC Two Maestro finalist has scouted raw musical talent across the country and sees his specially chosen group perform at Buckingham Palace, in the presence of guest of honour, Prince Harry, as the grand finale of his mentoring programme.
The new series Goldie’s Band: By Royal Appointment for BBC Two will follow Goldie on a mission to discover young people whose talent and passion for music is at the centre of their lives and who have strived to overcome difficult circumstances for the opportunity to flourish.
After a personal nationwide search, 12 young musicians have been mentored by a team of industry experts including composer Guy Chambers, singer and rapper Ms Dynamite, jazz artist Soweto Kinch, and singer/songwriter Cerys Matthews.
The series will showcase the exciting new talent of these young musicians as they are given the opportunity to learn and train with intensive masterclasses and workshops under the guidance of some of the best names in the business.
Talking about the series Goldie says: “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.”
Speaking after the concert which took place at Buckingham Palace, Goldie commented: “It’s been awesome watching the growth and development of these talented young musicians who have grabbed this opportunity to flourish. Seeing them perform on stage at Buckingham Palace has made me so proud and it’s been brilliant mentoring them over the last few months.”