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News Flash! Will Pound to appear as part of Goldie's Band, BBC2, 26 March

Saturday 26 March at 9pm is the new broadcast date for the start of a brand new BBC2 TV series which features LMN harmonica player Will Pound.

Goldie's Band: by Royal Appointment follows Goldie, the drum 'n' bass pioneer, who scouted raw musical talent across the country for this series.

Will Pound and 11 young musicians 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. The grand finale of the mentoring programme is a performance at Buckingham Palace, in the presence of guest of honour Prince Harry.

Will, 23, an impressive natural talent, suffers from severe dyslexia and cannot read music. He was born with heart problems and had several operations at a young age. Will was encouraged by his Dad to take up the harmonica to help his breathing and his overall health and is now a professional musician.

The aim of Goldie's TV series is to demonstrate the transformative power of music, which is at the heart of Live Music Now's ethos. The transformative impact of music on Will's life very much informs his work for Live Music Now. He is a passionate communicator of music, and LMN gives him the opportunity to share the inspiration of live music with those audiences who rarely get chance to hear it. Will and his duo partner Dan Walsh regularly play to children with special educational needs in schools around the country, as well as elderly audiences in care homes and community centres.