(From the Gloucestershire Echo, 24 December 1999.)

Jaz Has Fairytale Dream Come True

Cinders Hits TV Screens

Rock legend Jaz Coleman's mum will be hovering over the video recorder at her Charlton Kings home on New Year's Day, her finger poised over the record button.

Gloria Coleman wants to record for posterity the television premiere of her son's latest masterpiece, Cinderella.

Jaz, 39, who found fame with experimental rock band Killing Joke, has composed, produced and played on the score for the fairytale-based film which stars celebrities such as Kathleen Turner and Leslie Phillips.

The film will be screened on Channel 4 on New Year's Day.

Mrs Coleman, 68, said: "I can't wait to see Cinderella.

"I've bought some blank tapes to make sure I don't miss it.

"My son has done it all himself. He has such an innate creative talent.

"It's especially exciting having stars like Kathleen Turner involved in the project."

Although he is known as Jaz to his fans, he will always be Jeremy to his mum.

The former pupil of Cheltenham Bournside School now lives in New Zealand where he works as a composer.

As a boy, Jaz was a chorister at St Mary's Church in Charlton Kings.

He left school without an exam pass to his name.

His mother said: "Jeremy has always been a daydreamer. He was more creative than academic. I knew he had tremendous talent ever since he was little.

"I'm very proud of him."

Also in the pipeline for the composer and lead singer is new material with Killing Joke and music written for violinists Nigel Kennedy and Vanessa -Mae.