In January 2010, the BBC launched a nationwide search for Britain’s most talented youngsters. The search was to be part of a series of films aired on national television in Autumn.
The program, to be hosted by Drum and Bass star Goldie and a team of high profile musician friends aimed to discover raw musical talent across Britain.
Beginning the search in Goldie’s home town of Heathtown Estate, the team plotted their way across the length and
breadth of Britain listening to young musicians.
On June 24th 2010, Goldie along with close friend Soweto Kinch (award winning Jazz musician) and a BBC film crew, travelled to the Isle of Skye in the North West of Scotland to meet with Sarah Jane Thomson (singer/songwriter and guitarist).
The team arrived at Sarah’s home to conduct an interview and listen to her perform some of the songs from her previously released ‘Demo CD 2009’. Sarah describes the day:
‘It was a good laugh. At first I think everyone felt a bit awkward about being in my home but I was open to that
especially when there aren’t many places in Broadford (Sarah’s home village) to do the interview. It wasn’t long before everyone settled down and got into their usual characters – Goldie was charming with a good sense of humour and very complimental of my music along with Soweto who loved the eeriness of ‘Can’t get through to You’. It was terrifying having to play in front of them with a filmcrew watching aswell – all eyes were on me and I was scared I’d mess up the performance but I nailed it and couldn’t be happier. We spoke about a lot of things and I got a real feel for the reason behind Goldie’s venture. Some of these youngsters need the boost from having such an opportunity like this and I’m sure these kids will go on to be the best in what they do.’
After filming with all the young musicians Goldie and the team were to pick 12 of the youngsters to work together as a band and perform the gig of a lifetime. Unfortunately Sarah wasn’t seleted for this.