Comment by Observer
Red Butler rocks the legendary 100 Club in London
Kintillo are set to play at the famous Camden Barfly in London.
To my older readers those headlines may not mean an awful lot but younger ones will know these are two music groups who are making a mark across Britain.
There are others with strong Uckfield links who are on the verge of being something big on the national music scene.
For example, singer/songwriter Kathryn Anderson makes regular visit to Nashville, singer Andy Brown is making a career from music and songwriter, Rob Primrose writes some super stuff.
Apologies for any I have missed but I’m more of a Beethoven man than Butler and more Carl Maria von Weber than Kintillo (sorry guys).
Putting my taste in music to one side, I celebrate the success of these youngsters. This is Uckfield talent making a mark on a wider stage. It is great news for the town and something we should all celebrate and support.
It may be a flight of fancy but wouldn’t it be great if The Uck Beat followed in the footsteps of the 1960s’ pop music craze known as the Mersey Beat. That spawned The Beatles, Cilla Black, Gerry and the Pacemakers and many more.