Music Infinity announces a new single from the best-selling group THE SOLDIERS entitled Her Majesty the Queen Platinum Jubilee Tribute Song 2022. The song is THE SOLDIERS way of showing their gratitude to the service Queen Elizabeth II has given this country and the Commonwealth over the last 70 years. Profits from sales will be going to charities supported by the Royal Family.

With over 70 years of combined service between them, Captain Gary Chilton, Lance Corporal Ryan Idzi (veteran) and Warrant Officer Richie Maddocks have served their country with honour in the Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan.
They have dedicated their working lives to Her Majesty the Queen, the Commander-in-Chief of the British Armed Forces.  
THE SOLDIERS were the first ever group of serving British servicemen to tackle the pop charts, with their 2009 debut album Coming Home reaching the Top 5 – outselling Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson! It remained on the charts for some 3 months, eventually receiving double-platinum status. The guys have raised over £400,000 for Army charities.

 The Soldiers Sizzle Reel –
Now, after a 10-year hiatus, they have reformed purely to record their heart-felt tribute which celebrates the Platinum Jubilee, marking the 70 years of Queen Elizabeth’s service to the nation and Commonwealth.
Captain Gary Chilton said, “Once we heard the song and saw the lyrics, we knew we wanted this to be our part of the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.”
The track has been produced by multi award-winning producer Nick Patrick. Nick has had 6 #1 UK albums, 1 #1 UK single, 13 Top 5 Albums and a total of 17 Top 10 Albums in the last 6 years. He has been nominated for 3 GRAMMY™? awards and has won 8 Album of the Year Classic BRIT Awards.
His recent projects have included: Johnny Cash, Dame Shirley Bassey, Bob Marley, Elvis Presley “If I Can Dream” and “The Wonder of You”, Roy Orbison, The Carpenters, Aretha Franklin, The Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, Placido Domingo, Sting, Seal, Ball and Boe (3 x UK #1 Albums), Il Divo, and The Gypsy Kings.
The Royal Corps of Army Music

Captain Chilton enlisted into the Junior Leaders Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps in 1984. He has since served in The Band of the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, OP GRANBY, The Band of the Dragoon Guards and The Kings Division Waterloo Band.
In 2006 Captain Chilton joined the Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band as Band Quartermaster Sergeant, and was subsequently promoted to the rank of WO2, assuming the position of Band Sergeant Major.

Formally the 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards

Ryan joined up in the December 2003 and started his basic 12 week training in Winchester.  In 2004 he joined the phase 2 part of training down in Bovington, Dorset, where he learned the tactics and skill in how to operate a tank around the battlefield. Once he had finished phase 2 he transferred to Germany where he would be based for the remainder of his army career (10 years). During 2004-2005 he was deployed in Iraq (Op Telic 5) on the Um Qasr port.
Late 2005-2006 he was deployed back to Iraq (Op Telic 8) to Basra and Baghdad. 2007 he was deployed to Afghanistan.  Ryan left the Army in April 2013 and now lives in South Wales. Ryan is now employed as a Mechanical Fitter for Biffa Waste and is now the No1 Goalkeeper for Trethomas Bluebirds AFC.

The Royal Corps of Army Music
Richie joined the Army in 1988 aged 16. During this time, he has been deployed throughout the world including, Iraq, Bosnia, Pakistan, and Canada. He then went on to become an Instructor at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, Twickenham, spend 2 years as a trainer, training the next generation of military musicians.
2011 Richie was posted to the Band of the Grenadier Guards in London as a Colour Sergeant and spent the next few years taking part in world famous events such as Trooping the Colour, Changing of the Guard, Remembrance at the Cenotaph, The Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall and even took part in the 2012 Olympics.   Since 2012 Richie has been Band Sergeant Major with the Royal Artillery Band, The Band of Coldstream Guards and The British Army Band, Colchester.  Richie is due to the leave the service in the Summer of 2022 for new adventures with his family.


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