Madness are honoured to be playing the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert on June 4.
Madness are honoured to be playing the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert.
The 'One Step Beyond' group are part of the line up for a huge concert celebrating 60 years of the British monarch's reign, held at Buckingham Palace on June 4, and frontman Suggs is delighted to be involved.
He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''Well, the queen phoned us up and...no, she didn't really.
''Her private secretary wrote us a letter, and we were very happy to do it. Yeah, I like the queen, and I'm very pleased to be playing at her party.''
Commenting on the line up, Suggs - real name Graham Mcpherson - added: ''I think there's lots of good things going on. I think there's lots of great new bands around, yeah I mean, there's a very vibrant music scene in Britain at the moment.''
He said: ''I don't watch it myself. It's entertaining television but I don't think it really means anything.''
Suggs is the ambassador of the new Camden Town iPhone App - Suggs will feature as virtual guide, taking visitors on a tour of the area, showing them the best music and entertainment venues. To download the app for free visit the iTunes store and search for 'Camden.'