HUNDREDS of music fans queued up to meet legendary reggae group UB40 when they visited the Kingfisher Shopping Centre in Redditch.

The 'Red Red Wine' band, who have sold more than 70 million records worldwide, officially opened a brand new art shop and gallery on Saturday (September 2).

The band, who also had hits with Food for Thought and Can't Help Falling in Love, signed autographs for fans and posed for photographs at the opening event.

The new store, called Pick Art, sells movie and music memorabilia, collectables and limited-edition prints.

Jon Williamson, one of the owners of Pick Art, said the atmosphere was "buzzing" on the day. The band were in store for two hours from noon. 

Redditch Advertiser: There was a long queue to meet the band on the dayThere was a long queue to meet the band on the day (Image: Resolve Media)

He said up to 800 excited UB40 fans and those interested in what the new store has to offer walked through the door on the day.

He added that he couldn't have wished the event to go any better.

Amongst the music memorabilia is a number of gold and platinum UB40 discs and an exhibition of the band's items.

The exhibition also features some of the artwork of the band's late saxophonist Brian Travers, who died in 2021.

Redditch Advertiser: UB40 posed for photographs with fansUB40 posed for photographs with fans (Image: Resolve Media)

The reggae and pop band began their career in their home town of Birmingham before performing a number of gigs in London which got them noticed by prominent artists including The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde who invited them to tour with her band.

The Pick Art store is located in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre next to JD Sports and opposite Waterstones.

The business also has an in-house printing business providing digital printing and binding, copy shop, design and artwork, website design and management.