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Messages and Memories of Ian

A genuine nice guy, someone we were more than happy to call a friend. The Festival will definitely not be the same place and it will be strange not to see you sharing the stage with Kev or propping up the bar next to 'our' podium! Would have liked to see you dancing at least once mate, but it wasn’t to be. Our thoughts are with you, Karen. Keep The Faith, Ian and Rest In Peace.

Jim & Gail, Nottingham

Always a pleasure to have a chat with, great guy, gonna miss catching up with him at the many soul do's Karen our thoughts are with you, sending our love xx

Steve & Karen

Sincere condolences, Ian was such a lovely fella R.I.P. x

Jools, Harold Soul Club, Bradford (via Facebook)

Such shocking and very sad news, deepest condolences. A true gent and genuine good guy RIP Ian

Paul Murray (via Facebook)


This is such a shock, my thoughts go out to Karen and all that knew Ian. He was a mate - RIP.

Clive Henderson (via Facebook)

Very sad news always had a chat with him at Jersey Weekender. Was a true gent and will be sadly missed. Condolences to all his family RIP Ian xxx

Bob Taylor (via Facebook)

Most of the Jersey crew knew Ian, and that I and all the members of the S.S.C. Send our condolences and love to Karen. Also to Fitzy and Chris for this sad, sad loss.

Tony Marshall, Soleil Soul Club, Jersey (via Facebook)

We were gobsmacked when we heard - Ian was a no nonsense type of bloke who said it like it was whether you liked it or not even if he was your mate - but that was our Ian and we liked him for that. It was a privilege to have known him and we'll miss our chats about anything and nothing and the venues will never be the same again. Ian had a huge knowledge about "the scene", the music and the records that few people had the privilege of talking to him about - but we were among those few. What else can we say - Ian's passing was way, way too soon there was still a lot left to do, places to go and still a lot of records to buy - with or without Karen's permission!!!! Karen is a close friend as well and we are with her every step of the way. Whenever we're at the Festival, Stage 1 or Leicester - we know you'll be there. Thanks for the laughs, conversations, knowledge and jokes that we shared with you.

Denise & Rob

Shocked and saddened to hear of Ian's passing. Always told it like it is but a true gent at the same time. Leaving a big gap mate. Strength and love to Katen - take good care of yourself.

Keith Lishman, Leicester

I first met Ian in Jersey at the Soul weekenders. A really nice gentleman and it was pleasure knowing him. He will be sadly missed at Jersey 2015. Sincere condolences to all family and friends.

Mike Taylor, Manchester

So shocked to hear about Ian's passing, he was such a genuinely lovely guy. I recall first meeting him about 15 years ago in a cafe in Skeggy, I think he was moaning about the weather (it was cold). The soul nights at the fez will never be the same without him. Our thoughts are with Karen at this time.

Ros & Neil, Chellaston

Shocked to hear the sad news of Ian's passing.  He was a lovely chap who always took the time to have a chat and a laugh.  Will be sadly missed by all.  Much love to Karen, family and friends.  Rest in Peace xx

Beryl & Carol, Stage One + Soldiers

So shocked to hear the news, Ian was a real gent and kept everyone on their toes with his knowledge of music, a behind the scenes man who always made sure things ran smoothly and could sort out any problem thrown at him,he will be sadly missed at the Jersey Weekender always on hand to help and give his views,respect RIP Ian.

Paul Thorniley, Jersey

Lovely man R.I.P our condolences to his wife and family Jersey will not be the same xxxx

Paula & Simon, Derby

We are all deeply saddened by the news. Steve (doorman) was only talking to Ian the night before and this has come as a complete shock. Our thoughts are with Karen and his very good friends Chris & Fitzy. He will be greatly missed by many.

Julie & Steve

So shocked to hear this we are absolutely stunned, Ian will be sadly missed by those who knew him, he was a true gentlemen it was a pleasure that we both knew him, his CD's he was always supplying us with will be treasured & will always be a good memory link. Our thoughts are with Karen, her family & friends Rest in peace Ian.

Big John & Julie Lilley, Belper Derbys

Such a shame :( a gentleman for sure and a good friend. We will miss you Ian in many ways, also our thoughts are with your good lady Karen, friends and family. R.I.P A true vault of musical knowledge and a friend to all.

Rob Yates, Nottingham Grosvenor / Festival Inn

I am absolutely shocked, totally saddened and deeply upset to hear this dreadful news.

A warm and welcoming person, he always had the time to say hello and have a chat and my goodness me what a breadth of knowledge he had. The loss to his family, who have my sincere condolences, is immeasurable but we on the scene have also lost a true giant amongst soul connoisseurs and enthusiasts. God bless you, buddy, and Rest In Peace Richard xxx

Richard Tew, Long Eaton