Vic Woodhouse Vic started in Country in the Early 70s, rapidly gaining national recognition with his award winning band, Hickory Lake, staying on the road with them for nearly 20 years.
Aware of the problems of Country acts getting work he formed Vic Woodhouse Promotions, an agency still operating today.
In order to showcase Country he founded the first all British Country music festival back in 1979 with the help of Harlow council and went on to run it for the next 15 years. It used to attract over 16,000 visitors each year.
Seeing a gap in the market he teamed with Pontins to start Country music holidays at Hemsby which led to similar events at Seacroft, Brean Sands, Prestatyn and other Pontins venues.
When local Radio BBC Essex started he was invited, in 1986, to present the Country show. Originally it was called All Kinds of Country becoming Essex Country later. He was voted best presenter on the station carrying on for 13 years.
Vic has now eased off in promoting and is no longer involved in Harlow, Little Willy’s or the VWP concerts and holidays. He still gets up at the Hickory Lake Club supporting the club acts.
Welcome Vic Woodhouse to the British Country Music Hall of Fame.