A number of local bands will perform at a fundraising concert in Aberdeen this Friday in memory of Scott Hutchison, lead singer of Frightened Rabbit.
Tickets have gone on sale for the event at The Tunnels which will see The Watchfires headline – playing covers of Frightened Rabbit songs in memory of Scott, who was found dead in May near a marina in Edinburgh.
Other artists lined up to perform include Colin Hunter, Losing Ground and Sam Geddes.
All funds raised at the event, which will be hosted by STV presenter Chris Harvey, will go to the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH).
Organised by Stonehaven man Stuart Duncan, the tribute concert will celebrate the life of Mr Hutchison through his music, which influenced fans in the UK, USA and around the world.
Mr Hutchison’s body was found at Port Edgar, near South Queensferry on May 10, a day after he had been reported missing, amid concerns about his mental health.
The lead singer had spoken openly about his battle with depression over the years, and had done so in an attempt to help other people with similar conditions.
Mr Duncan said: “I felt Scott really lived through his music and I hope the gig is everything everyone wants it to be.
“Scott would be out at local music events and, as Frightened Rabbit got bigger, he always remembered Aberdeen. Just last year, Scott played the True North festival as a solo act”.
“After I heard about Scott’s death I decided to arrange this tribute so people in Aberdeen had a place to all pay their respects to Scott’s memory and let his music live on. I contacted bands that I knew and it just grew from that,” Mr Duncan said.
Tickets for the concert, which starts at 7pm this Friday, costs £11.25 each.
They are available from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com .