Graham Orpet’s XR4x4 Gets A Taste Of TV Fame

GRAHAM ORPET’S car was used in an ANGLIA TV PRODUCTION last year by the folk band Addisons Uncle in their music video, The B1159.

“I can’t believe it’s been eighteen months since my car was on the TV” Graham exclaimed. It all started when local folk band, ADDISON’S UNCLE, produced a catchy song about a journey that lead singer Philip Pearson recalls when he was a child. Every time after visiting family, Philip’s Dad would drive home the scenic route along the Norfolk coast, instead of the quicker route along the A47. It used to wind Philip up!
The band played the song live and it seemed to be popular, so they decided that a promotional video might be a good idea. Of course, the only thing holding them back with the video was finding a roadworthy Sierra to use on the shoot. Graham continues, “James Mass, a ukulele player from Norwich is a mate of mine, and when he heard the catchy song about a Sierra he contacted me straight away to put us in touch”. The band was keen to borrow Graham’s XR4x4. “It was mid June last year, and the other half and I had a short break in Scotland planned” Graham said. He admits he was quite nervous of someone else using his pride and joy but James assured him that only Philip would drive it. Philip managed to get a days insurance for the Sierra and promised faithfully that good care would be taken of it. Anyway, by all accounts they had a brilliant day with the film crew and managing to get all the filming wrapped up in the one day. “I came back from holiday to see a load of flies stuck to it so I assumed they did indeed have brilliant day”. The car was returned in perfect condition with not one dent to be seen and refuelled with Shell V Power.

A few weeks later I got a call “Watch Anglia News tonight”! There she was, in all her glory. A week after it also appeared on the local BBC news.

They are a great bunch of people! If Addison’s Uncle ever get to your neck of the woods, go and see them, even if you are not a folk music fan. They will manage to get your feet tapping as it’s “Folk” with a difference. “I have been lucky enough to play along with them when they played at my local” Graham stated. They happened to say “Your car was in the video so you might as well play the song”. Of course Graham did. It was a thoroughly good night had by all.
If you’d like to see the video and Graham’s Sierra, search “Addisons Uncle B1159” or visit the following website link:

XR4x4 Music Video Feature with Addisons Uncle