Name: Hugh Harris
Profession: Musician. I’m the guitarist of the Kooks. (For those not in the know The Kooks are the Next Big Thing in the indie scene, with one top ten single ‘Naive’ under their belts and their latest single ‘She Moves in Her Own Way’ likely to go just as far).
Are you local: if not how long have you been here? I’m kind of local. I’ve lived the second half of my life in Lewes after moving down from London. It’s my spiritual home. Lewes means more to me than anywhere else.
Best thing about Lewes? The vibe. I can’t believe I just used that word! You walk down the High Street and you meet someone you know. It’s a very friendly place. It’s very rewarding. You don’t have to arrange anything, things just happen.
Worst thing about Lewes? That can be a double-edged sword. Sometimes it can seem very cliquey and insular. It can be very hard to get away from.
Favourite pub? The Lansdown. Because it’s got the nicest landlords in the country.
What’s your poison? Magner’s Cider (he grins, because he’s just been bought one to bribe him into the interview). I quite like vodka and tonic, too.
Waitrose or Tesco (or neither)? Neither. I like independent stores like Bill’s and Richards the butchers.

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Hugh Harris: likes Lewes just the way it is