WISBECH: Meet the drummer boy who's landed a role in new CBBC music show
PUBLISHED: 13:09 31 March 2009 | UPDATED: 08:59 02 June 2010
WISBECH drummer Samuel Horvath will be showing off his dazzling skills in a new television music show. The 12-year-old Wisbech Grammar School pupil has beaten off stiff competition to secure his role in the new CBBC music show called Clash . Samuel of Go
WISBECH drummer Samuel Horvath will be showing off his dazzling skills in a new television music show.
The 12-year-old Wisbech Grammar School pupil has beaten off stiff competition to secure his role in the new CBBC music show called 'Clash'.
Samuel of Gorefield was selected to appear on the programme after providing a three minute display of his drumming talent at an audition in Manchester.
Film makers selected 10 youngsters from a field of 60. Besides demonstrating his musical skills, Samuel also had to demonstrate his ability to speak to camera.
In the programme, to be screened during the summer, two teams of five will be asked to choose a classical piece of music and turn it into a rock piece.
Samuel, who started playing the drums when he was just four years old, was surfing the internet when he discovered that the film makers were hoping to tap the talents of young musicians from around the UK.
He said: "I was just really, really excited. One night they just rang up and said I had got the part."
For the last eight years, Samuel has been performing in boy band 'The Journey' with his brother, Josh, a guitarist who is now aged 14. Last year they were joined by bass player Ben Stanhope and last month won Fenland's Battle of the Bands organised by the Fenland District Council and Art & Soul Magazine.
Currently studying for the Grade Five Rock School examination, Samuel practises for an hour a day and he say he likes to "blast the neighbours out".
Filming sessions in London start during the Easter holidays and Samuel will continue working on the recording for two days a week during a six-week period.
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