Northern Uproar pay tribute to former guitarist killed in road traffic accident

Jeff Fletcher was fatally injured in Stockport earlier this week

Jeff Fletcher’s former bandmates in Northern Uproar have paid tribute to their “talented and very, very funny” friend after he was killed in a traffic accident this week.

As reported, Fletcher was Facebook with the following statement: “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.”

Leon Meya of the band (pictured right), paid tribute to Fletcher individually following his death. He commented: “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.”

Northern Uproar are still together, releasing their fourth album, ‘All That Was Has Gone’, last year. The Britpop band formed in 1995, releasing their self-titled debut LP in 1996. The band split in 1999, but reunited in 2004 and released their third album ‘Stand And Fight’ in 2007. Fletcher left the band in 2013.