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Actor Singer/Songwriter Stuart Wolfenden released his independent debut album  Songs From A Common Man on 3rd August 2020. He has since formed the band NORTH!

Their Debut Single RECOVERY was released on  1/04/2022!

Their Debut EP  'RISE' is released 27/01/23!

Their Debut ALBUM will be released at the end of 2023!

Stuart Wolfenden is a very well-known actor who has appeared during his 40 year proffesional career in dramas such as Making Out, Clocking Off, Blue Murder, Jimmy McGovern's Accused and more recently Years and Years and Shane Meadows' The Virtues.

Stuart became well established in Soap Land with his appearances in Emmerdale and as Mark Casey the Mechanic in Coronation Street from 1989 to 1992. He recently appeared as nasty Terry Hay, the stepfather to Ste Hay (Kieron Richardson), in Hollyoaks. He very recently was back on our screens as Lynden in Emmerdale

His film career began back 1992 when he took on a role in Jim Sheridan's In The Name Of The Father. He has since appeared in Films such as Oranges and Sunshine, The Pebble and The Boy, and the award-winning cult film Dead Man's Shoes from director Shane Meadows of which his character Herbie has become one of his most recognised roles to date.

Stuart Wolfenden - actor singer songwriter - Songs of a common man

"A battlefield of egos and a universe of musical tastes. Taking ten months to record and a lifetime to write. Featuring some of the finest musicians in the country and iced to perfection with a vocal performance that exudes life and drama"

Stephen Boyce Buckley

Songs From A Common Man



Stuart first started singing, writing and performing in several Bands in his teens and in 1992 he released the single Too Many People written for him by Russ Ballard who also wrote 'Since You Been Gone' by RAINBOW and 'God Gave Rock And Roll To You' With ARGENT/KISS... He appeared up and down the Country on many Radio Stations and Stages to promote the single alongside the likes of Boys To Men and Edwin Starr, and he performed a live session on Dr Fox's Capital Radio Show.

In 2020, Stuart and DRL released a self titled Collaborative Album  '' Songs From a Common Man'' which turned out to be an eclectic collection of 9 songs inspired by every-day stories and personal experiences which included Stuart's very personal Song 'The Man I Want To Be'

You can check out the Video Stuart made for this on his YOUTUBE Channel

Fast foward to Autumn 2021  Stuart teamed up with his good old friend Darren Duffy on Guitar and Molly Duffy on Lead Guitar and began writing new original songs. It was meant to be!!!!!

NORTH was born!!

NORTH     We     RISE



27th July 2020


Headliner Radio




Paul Watson talks with Stuart Wolfenden and DRL about how their collaboration started, what the album Songs Of A Common Man is about and some of the ins and outs of the songs


31st July 2020

BBC Radio Lancashire


On this Friday afternoon you can listen to Stuart being interviewed by Steve Royle

If you're interested in featuring Stuart on your show or in your magazine:



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