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An Aylesbury-based band have earned an Olympic-sized opportunity to perform at the same event as Tom Jones, Alexandra Burke and Newton Faulkner.

Left Bare, a four-piece indie-rock band, have been invited to play at London’s Hyde Park during BT London Live.

Aylesbury based rock band Left Bare - who will be playing at Hyde Park during the Olympics

Aylesbury based rock band Left Bare - who will be playing at Hyde Park during the Olympics

The free event features live screenings of The Games and concerts by some of Britain’s biggest acts.

The Aylesbury all-girl group formed in 2011, during the first year of their music performance course at Amersham and Wycombe College.

When London Live organisers contacted the college looking for acts their names were put forward.

Bassist Aimee Whiteman, 17, of Aylesbury, said: “It’s a massive opportunity. It’s really big since we have only just started and haven’t got a big following.

“It could help get us known.”

On stage the group will perform a few of their own songs, including Aiming To Please –which they say is about ‘people trying to follow the crowd when they shouldn’t’.

They will also play a few covers, such as Wheatus’ Teenage Dirtbag, during their two 30-minute sets on August 7.

Until now Left Bare have only performed in pubs, college shows, open mic nights and at Aylesbury Multicultural centre.

Their next show is on July 27 at Aylesbury’s White Swan pub.

Singer Hannah Zealey, 17, of Aylesbury, said: “I’m excited about it. It is such a great opportunity for us. We worked so hard all this year, it’s finally paying off.

“I’m nervous because we don’t know who is going to be there and if people will like our sound.”

The group hope the show will help them in their quest to turn professional.

“We are just trying to go as far as we can,” said Hannah.

“I work in Tesco at the moment and I don’t want to work there forever.”

For more details visit www.facebook.com/leftbare