Maidenhead drummer part of charity single released for Teenage Cancer Trust


Emma Billingham

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A drummer from Maidenhead features on a charity single created to keep the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics alive.

Dan Spence, 41, is part of the group which took the song ‘Champion’ into the recording studio to be produced by Felix Buxton of Basement Jaxx.

He was a member of the Pandemonium Drummers, which performed at the opening and closing ceremonies of the games.

Of the nearly 1,000 drummers there, a core group of 150 stayed together to perform and create the single, which has been released to support the Teenage Cancer Trust.

It went on sale on Wednesday, July 27 on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.

Dan, who lives in Bath Road, said: “You get a buzz going to a recording studio – I’ve never been to a recording studio before, seeing pictures on the walls of people who have played there.”

The track is dedicated to the late Stephen Sutton MBE, who performed with the drummers at Wembley Stadium in

May 2013, fulfilling a bucket list goal. He passed away in 2014 after raising millions for the charity.

Go to to find out more about the charity single.


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