Singing servicemen The Soldiers wmarch into Swindon as part of their UK tour this weekend.
The trio, who became the first group of serving British troops to release an album last year perform at the Oasis on Sunday, 28 March.
Comprising Sergeant Major Gary Chilton, Sergeant Richie Maddocks and Lance Corporal Ryan Idzi, The Soldiers are donating part of the proceeds of their album Coming Home to charities such as Help For Heroes, the British Legion and the Army Benevolent Fund.
The Soldiers’ youngest and most recognisable member, 24-year-old Ryan appeared on X Factor and made it through to the Boot Camp stage of the show after singing Lean On Me. From Caerphilly in South Wales, Ryan has already served in Iraq and Afghanistan as part of the 20th Armoured Brigade.
Gulf War veteran Gary joined the Royal Armoured Corps in 1984 straight from school and has performed around the world including a special show with Jools Holland at Twickenham. Gary fought in the Gulf War and presented with The Gulf Medal by HRH The Prince of Wales upon return.
Richie from Oldham, Greater Manchester enlisted into the British Army at the age of 16 and has travelled throughout Europe, Canada, Cyprus, Finland and The Falkland Islands. Richie also fought in The Gulf War and awarded The Gulf Medal.
The Soldiers will release their much anticipated Christmas single A Soldiers Christmas Letter on 9 December and will give the public a taster of what they have in store at both the Children of Courage Awards as well as at the Royal Variety Performance.
The concert will be seated and tickets are priced at £28.50 and £26.50, plus a booking fee of £2 per ticket. Tickets are on sale now.
For tickets call the Box Office on 01793 445401 or visit www.swindon.gov.uk/oasisevents