Maurice Petry was born in Longtown and in the late fifties would perform at the Eden Youth Club.
During the 60's Maurice performed regularly at the Golden Fleece in Rulehome. In 1964 he won the Border TV "High Hopes" and "Cock of the Border" talent competitions and went on to perform outside Cumbria in clubs in the North of England.
He is a founder member of BATS (Border Arts Theatrical Society) who stage concerts in aid of charities.
To date Maurice is still in action, performing all over Cumbria in a duo with Gordon Norman under the name of "Petrified".
In 2003 he produced a CD "Once in A While" which covered a range of styles from Bobby Vee to "Isle of Innisfree" to the Eagles and Roy Orbison.
|Maurice's touching perfomance of the gospel song "Stand By Me" was one of the most moving moments of Jimmy Henshaw's funeral in Carlisle Cathedral in 2007.|