Shirley Uttley

As most of you already know by now, my bandmate and friend lost his wife last week.

I know that many of you have sent condolences to Terry and his family, via social media.
I would also like to add my message here today.

I have spoke to Terry each day since the passing of Shirley, and I know that he needs our support at this time.

Shirley was a lovely kind lady whom I have personally known her for many years.
When I joined Smokie she gave me an immense amount of encouragement and welcomed me into the Smokie family.

Sometimes what the public don't always know, is that band members families' become very much part of what we do.
We get to know a lot about each other, we see kids come along and get married and then grandkids arrive.

I was very fond of Shirley, may she Rest In Peace.