When Prince Harry was in Jamaica, he was much admired for his musical moves, getting down to Bob Marley and dancing in his blue suede shoes.
British pop musician Gary Barlow was also traveling around the Commonwealth, recording 210 separate artist contributions for his Jubilee single, and, when he was in Jamaica he managed to get Harry on the tambourine, as shown in this clip (scroll to 1:35).
The track was broadcast this morning on a BBC radio breakfast show.
Barlow used his laptop to record Harry's musical contribution after visiting him while he was in Jamaica.
He said of the experience: “He's fun and relaxed and he's a really nice kid. We caught him on his last day in Jamaica. We turned up and I asked him would he play on the record and he said 'I don't sing'. But I said, 'No, no - I don't want you to sing, I want you to play the tambourine’. Then we met him later on that night and he did the tambourine hit and we spun it into the track. He probably hasn't got a clue what he's part of just yet.”
Barlow travelled around various Commonwealth countries to record 210 musicians for the new single including the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Band, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, young drummers from Kenya's Kibera slum and the Australian musician Gurrumul.
The song was co-written by Barlow and the composer Andrew Lloyd Webber after an approach from Buckingham Palace, and will form part of a commemorative Jubilee album by Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band, to be released by Decca Records on Monday May 28th. The proceeds from “Sing” will raise funds for The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.
Sixty years and hardly a slip.