'As good as it gets' for singer Edward
A SINGER-SONGWRITER who learnt his trade in and around Windsor will be performing at the Olympics Games.
Edward Bell has been selected to perform on the Emerging Icons stage at the Olympic Park where emerging acts will perform throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Windsor-born singer-songwriter will perform with a full band for the first time on the stage on Saturday, August 4, when more than 750,000 people are expected to be in the park.
Mr Bell said: "Excitement doesn't do justice to how I'm feeling. I'm being paid to play my original music with a band to a massive audience on a massive stage, this is as good as it gets. I'm absolutely thrilled and shaking like a leaf."
The 24-year-old was born and raised in Windsor and was a chorister at Windsor Castle from the age of six where he sung for the Queen and Queen Mother including singing at the wedding of Prince Edward in 1999.
Mr Bell then spent his gap year at the age of 19 living above a shop in Eton where he played six open mic nights a week and it is these experiences he credits as getting to him where he is today.
Mr Bell said: "Windsor and Eton is where I learnt to be a musician, both aged six as a chorister and aged 19 as a growing man."