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Two Door Cinema Club's Alex Trimble struggled to keep Olympics role a secret

By Maureen Coleman

Published 31/07/2012

Alex Trimble
Alex Trimble

Two Door Cinema Club frontman Alex Trimble has told how he struggled to keep his invitation to perform at the Olympics opening ceremony a secret from his family and friends.

The 22-year-old indie singer from Co Down was approached two months ago by ceremony chief Danny Boyle and asked to provide vocals on a specially commissioned piece, Caliban's Dream. The song, written by Underworld's Rick Smith, was performed near the end of the ceremony, as the flame passed through the Olympic stadium.

Alex was accompanied by percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, singers Esme Smith and Elizabeth Roberts and a choir.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph yesterday, Alex said he'd been sworn to secrecy — though he was allowed to tell his bandmates.

“It was difficult to keep my Olympic role a secret, although I was allowed to tell Kevin and Sam,” he said.

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