Friday 27 May 2022 – 6.45pm for 7.30pm start
Tickets available from www.wegottickets.com/event/537670 (£16.50 including booking fee)
On Friday 27 May the amazing WILLY PORTER is returning to Uckfield. Willy is an incredible musician who will astound you with his guitar playing, storytelling and lyrics. If you like Steve Knightley and Martyn Joseph, then you will love Willy Porter and it will come as no surprise that they have a mutual respect for each others musical talents. If you love live music at it’s best then this is for you.
Willy Porter has been turning first time listeners into die hard fans for more than two decades. Willy blurs the line between indie-folk and rock with his searing signature finger-picking guitar sound, absorbing lyrics, and playful, high-energy live performance style. He has shared world stages with music icons Jeff Beck, Tori Amos, and Paul Simon, carving out a successful solo career as an artist who makes music that resonates long after the last guitar chord fades.
Willy Porter continues on a musical and personal odyssey spanning over two decades, 11 albums, and multiple continents. His journey has been defined by an inquisitive love for humanity and the language that describes what we all hold to be true. Porter’s songs weave a universal perspective about the questions, struggles, and triumphs of human existence. His live shows are guitar-driven grit, soul, silence and muscle– at times electrifying, dynamic, and unique in the way that Porter’s voice blends and fuses with his fret work.
Porter’s songs weave a universal perspective about the questions, struggles, and triumphs of human existence. His live shows are guitar-driven grit, soul, silence and muscle– at times electrifying, dynamic, and unique in the way that Porter’s voice blends and fuses with his fret work.
A largely self-taught musician, Porter began treating audiences to his brand of guitar playing and wry storytelling in the late ‘80’s while living in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1990, he released his first full-length independent album, The Trees Have Soul, and the touring life has flowed steadily ever since. Porter has literally logged millions of miles across America, Canada, the UK, and Europe, touring solo, as well as with various incarnations of the Willy Porter Band and in support of artists like Tori Amos, Paul Simon, Jethro Tull, Sting, and Jeff Beck.
Seating will be cabaret style and tickets are available online. If you wish to be seated as part of a group please book your tickets through one person or contact Graham Pope (07947275684) after booking your tickets and he will arrange your seating accordingly.
Check out his website at http://willyporter.com/
The Civic Centre and Luxfords Restaurant location:
The Civic Centre is located just off the High Street adjacent to the free public Luxford car park.
Heading up the hill (north) turn left off the High Street at NatWest bank and the Civic Centre is straight ahead accessed by steps or a ramp.
Follow the road into the free Luxford public car park (3 hours maximum) or up to the top section where you can park for up to 10 hours.
Use TN22 1AL in your GPS devices.
Uckfield train station is situated at the bottom of the High Street.
On leaving the station turn right and walk up the hill (north).
Turn left off the High Street at NatWest Bank and the Civic Centre is straight ahead accessed by steps or a ramp.
Uckfield bus station is situated at the bottom of the town opposite the Tesco supermarket.
On leaving the bus station cross the road via the pedestrian crossing and turn left and up a short flight of steps to access Tesco car park. The Civic Centre is located to the right of the Tesco store accessed via steps or a ramp.
Alternatively cross the road via the pedestrian crossing and turn right to access the High Street. Proceed up the hill and then turn left off the High Street at NatWest Bank and the Civic Centre is straight ahead accessed by steps or a ramp.
The Civic Centre is normally open at 8.00am to facilitate hirers’ access but closing times vary according to room bookings and events.
The building is open to the public as part of the Wealden Community Toilet Scheme Monday – Saturday from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Luxfords Restaurant is open 9.30am – 3.00pm, Monday to Saturday and by arrangement for specific events.
The Civic Centre
Uckfield, East Sussex,
T: 01825 761659
T: 01825 762774
The booking office is open Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4 pm
The Civic Centre strives to be fully accessible with a range of facilities to support you. We aim to make your visit a memorable experience with every need catered for.
Please call us with any specific requirements
The Civic Centre can be accessed via ramps from the direction of the High Street and from Tesco supermarket. There is an automatic door providing access to the Civic Centre and there are disabled toilet facilities on the ground and first floors. The first floor can be accessed via the customer lift.
There is an induction loop facility in the Weald Hall (where most events are held). Please ask if you require additional assistance when visiting or booking and we will do everything to accommodate you.