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Gary Chilton

Gary Chilton has been a professional musician with the British Army. In October 2009 Gary’s dream was realised when he signed his first record deal with Warner Brothers and subsequently marched into the charts with The Soldiers debut album ‘Coming Home’.

The album was an overnight success, outselling artists such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Catherine Jenkins and became the fifth best selling domestic album of 2010. By Christmas that year it had reached double platinum (over 600,000) status, raising over half a million pounds for service charities.

The Soldiers 2nd and 3rd albums reached Platinum (over 300,000) and Gold (over 100,000) status respectively, raising an incredible £1 million in total for service charities.
As lead singer of the group, Gary has received high acclaim for his performances including a Royal Command appearance in front of HM The Queen at the Royal Variety Performance. He has also sung twice at the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.
David Barnes

David Barnes joined the Army in 1995, straight from school. He completed Phase 1 training and went straight to the Royal Military School of Music where he spent the next 18 months, learning the skills needed to perform in a Military Band. This included everything from Ceremonial Drill to Military Skills.

Due to his obvious musical flair David was posted to the Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers in 1997. From here he spent a further 18 years here travelling extensively across the world to over 38 countries, performing and teaching music.

More recently, David decided to take the plunge and try for ‘The Voice UK’, with an obvious vocal talent, great look, could he get that chair turn? He did turn the chair and progressed as part of “Team Ricky” where his journey took him to the final knockout stages. Since leaving the show he was spotted by a music publisher representing exciting new writers to the scene, “Warwick, Young & Wickenden” and asked to join Gary Chilton formerly lead singer of “The Soldiers” to record an album of the writers new material.