Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 10°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Hadleigh: Youth worker in line for Christian music award

12:00 14 December 2012

Hadleigh youth worker Craig Hutton is a finalist in a  national song-writing competition

Hadleigh youth worker Craig Hutton is a finalist in a national song-writing competition

Archant

MOST Hadleigh residents know of Craig Hutton because of his award-winning work with young people in the town.

But now the 27-year-old, who has devoted the past two years to working as a youth co-ordinator at the St Mary’s Church Porch Project, could be heading for a career in the music industry.

Songwriter Mr Hutton, backed by his group the White Goose Posse, is in the final five of the United Christian Broadcasting (UCB) Unsigned Song of The Year competition.

He penned the song Mysterious Love, played guitar on the track and performed lead vocals. If the public vote for him on the UCB website, his song could be added to the UK playlist and feature on a nationally distributed CD.

Mr Hutton, who is originally from Northern Ireland, has only been in Hadleigh for two years but he has already become a pivotal figure in the town because of his voluntary work.

A Porch Project regular said: “Craig has done so much for the people of Hadleigh, we think it would be wonderful if everyone could vote for his song because he deserves to win. We want him to know how grateful we are for everything he’s done.”

Mr Hutton, who said he was humbled by the support his song had received, believes his music has broad appeal.

He said: “I think it’s popular because it has a religious ethos but isn’t ‘bible-bashing’ in any way. You would normally associate Christianity with hymns but this song has a more rock/folk feel.”

The top five shortlisted songs have been put to a public vote, which closes on Monday night. To vote for Craig, go to www.ucb.co.uk/unsigned.

0 comments

The scene of a fatality at the Gipsy Lane pedestrian rail crossing

Network Rail faces a potential multi-million pound payout after admitting safety failures at a rail crossing where an 82-year-old Suffolk actress was killed.

Worker admits theft by employee

A building society customer manager has admitted stealing £17,500 from her employer.

Man in court on pornography charges

An Ipswich businessman has appeared in court charged with outraging public decency, making more than 15,000 indecent images of children and having extreme pornography.

Rudimental were at Thetford last night

Two years ago Rudimental were performing on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury when it was powered down because an electrically charged storm was exploding overhead.

Suffolk Adult Learners Award winners and runners up

Celebrating achievement in the Suffolk Adult Learners’ Awards 2016

Mark Bee and George Nobbs at Beccles bridge in 2013 - both former leaders voted against the devolution deal.

Suffolk’s councils have done their bit on approving the government’s devolution proposals – but the decision on whether to proceed remains up in the air.

Stock image of the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.

A boy has been airlifted to hospital following a collision in Witham this evening.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24