Northern Uproar guitarist killed in road accident

Jeff Fletcher, 36, was killed in Stockport on Monday (November 17)

Jeff Fletcher, the former guitarist with Britpop band Northern Uproar, has been killed in a road accident.

Fletcher, 36, was killed yesterday (November 17) while walking along Wellington Road South in Stockport, after colliding with a lorry. The Mirror was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering a ‘severe head injury’.

His former bandmate, Leon Meya (pictured right), paid tribute to Fletcher in the Manchester Evening News. 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.