Dei Northern Uproar ne avevamo parlato recentemente all’interno dello Speciale Britpop 25 anni dopo. Una rivampa dispensabile che purtroppo non li riportava ai fasti dei due album datati 1996 e 1997. La notizia tragica riguarda la morte improvvisa del chitarrista Jeff Fletcher avvenuta all’età di 36 anni. Il musicista (che aveva lasciato la band lo scorso 2013) è stato investito da un camion a Stockport lungo la Wellingdon Road South. Le gravi ferite riportate alla testa non gli hanno dato scampo. Sul profilo Facebook della band viene così ricordato:
“Our Jeff would not believe the amount of love and concern everyone is showing. He was a quiet man, he didn’t do facebook. Most that have met him say the same – a gentleman, talented and very, very funny. Our thoughts and love to Jeff’s family.”
Il cantante Leon Meya: “Jeff was a gentleman and my friend since the age of five, we grew up together and went through school. He was a genius and learned the guitar in six months. He was the principle songwriter, he could make melodies, sing and was a good performer. He made the sound of Northern Uproar, we were a great team. Jeff was recognised as a great guitarist, his guitar work was amazing. He was such a lovely caring bloke, I will miss a proper friend”.