I can’t find a single video that does justice to my experience of being part of the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’.
200 hours of rehearsal, 3 stadium gigs including the night itself, playing live for the full 17 minutes of the ‘Industrial Revolution’ section that started the show, in front of 90k in the stadium and a further 900m watching on TVs around the world.
The rumble and pandemonium of 1000 drummers playing in unison, as the sound reverberated around the Olympic Stadium, is something I’ll never forget.
I saw myself on BBC1, played on the No 1 selling soundtrack album ‘And I will Kiss’, and was part of a performance that was BAFTA nominated and won an Emmy.
Working closely with Rick from Underworld and director Danny Boyle, this experience helped me tick off many childhood dreams. Something to tell the grandkids at the very least, right?