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PUBLISHED: 20:09 08 September 2008 | UPDATED: 13:36 05 October 2010

Gullimetos, helps the volunteeers to paint the Tony Bee Hall, September, 3, 2008

Gullimetos, helps the volunteeers to paint the Tony Bee Hall, September, 3, 2008

Carmen Valino

ROCK band Guillemots got their hands dirty when they got stuck into a volunteer project in London’s East End. The band pitched in to paint rooms at Whitechapel’s Toynbee Hall as part of music-led volunteer programme Orange RockCorps

Victoria Huntley

ROCK band Guillemots got their hands dirty when they got stuck into a volunteer project in London's East End.

The band pitched in to paint rooms at Whitechapel's Toynbee Hall as part of music-led volunteer programme Orange RockCorps.

The four-piece band, which has a recording studio in nearby Bethnal Green, joined 100 young music fans who hoped to 'earn' tickets for an all-star super-gig at the Royal Albert Hall later this month.

Fans aren't able to buy or win tickets for the concert on September 26, which also features Busta Rhymes and other acts to be announced.

Instead, they have to earn them by taking part in a four-hour community project in collaboration with a local charity.

Musicians and performers including Dirty Pretty Things frontman Carl Barat, Charlatans rocker Tim Burgess and T4 presenter Nick Grimshaw have already taken part in Orange RockCorps projects.

RockCorps has been running in America for four years, collaborating with artists including Kanye West, Kelis, Panic at the Disco, Nas, Korn, and Nelly with 35,000 youngsters having taken part in projects that have benefited their communities.

Volunteers who want to get in on the action can earn tickets for the September 26 concert by registering online at: www.orangerockcorps.co.uk

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