Romford band star in Wembley EE advert with Kevin Bacon

PUBLISHED: 11:55 02 November 2015 | UPDATED: 14:22 02 November 2015

The band with Kevin Bacon

The band with Kevin Bacon


Young musicians have scored an impressive hat-trick by starring in a TV advert filmed on the Wembley turf alongside a Hollywood actor.

The Romford Royal British Legion and Corps of Drums Band share a screen with Kevin Bacon in the new EE advert, which aired for the first time last week.

They were asked to take part earlier this year and spent a night filming at the home of football in May.

It comes after the company filmed an advert in Harold Hill in January, when onlookers were disappointed to see Mr Bacon’s stunt man rather than the man himself.

Cllr Osman Dervish, band sergeant major, said performing at Wembley was an amazing experience for everyone involved.

“The band has done adverts before but not at this level,” he said. “We were well taken care of and Kevin Bacon was very nice.”

The A Few Good Men star even requested a photo with the band after filming had finished at 6.30am, not that they would have been star struck having appeared on The One Show, Surprise Surprise, This Morning, Let’s Dance for Sport Relief and the British Comedy Awards, to name a few.

The band is now on the lookout for new members aged nine and over who can play cornet, clarinet, trombone, euphonium, saxophone, french horn, drums or the tuba. Cllr Dervish said it privdes a fantastic opportunity for young people in the area.

“It’s like a second family,” he said. “You make friends for the rest of your life and have a great time.”

The 70 members it currently has can next be seen leading the Romford Remembrance Day parade on Sunday.

Those interested in joining should call 01708 734954.

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