We all remember the famous Grange Hill "just say no" campaign, whether it's from the time or thanks to that yetti, Justin Lee-Collins and the all too frequently repeated programme where he re-assembles the cast. However, it would seem that one ex-cast member may have slipped from the righteous path.
Remember Wayne Sutcliffe?
Here's an email I received from the badboy turned rocker last year:
Following on from our recent conversation I would like to point you in the direction of my myspace page to be considered for your development deal. I have been writing songs for the last ten years since leaving th BBC Series Grange Hill in which I played the part of Wayne Sutcliffe for seven years. I now have over one hundred songs in a very unique style and I am looking to do something with them.
I record and produce all my own material on a digital four track and at this moment in time I am experimenting with diffrent peformance styles. I have recently changed my name to MORTZO which comes from the french for Death (Mort) and the ancient Greek for To Live ( Zo ) The recordings on my page are a little raw but hopefully you will hear the ideas behind what I am trying to do and maybe you will be able to offer me some benifitial advice to help further myself in this crazy mad industry.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
1) I have never met, corresponded with, or if I'm honest, given so much as a moment of thought to this man.
2) Development deal?
I'm busy today and don't want to be held responsible for influencing anybodies opinion so I'm simply going to leave you with a link to his Myspace, where a small selection of his one hundred songs can be heard, along with two videos: one live performance and one clip from a (hopefully forthcoming) new acting project, including a bizarre and unfortunately brief cameo from none other than football and drugs legend, Tony Adams. Enjoy.