We want to pay our respects to one of the music industry’s most passionate journalists who sadly died on Monday.

James McLaren was one of the hardest working and most passionate supporters of the live music scene and has helped more bands over the years than you can count. You only have to look at the tributes flooding in to know how much he did for music.

He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

BBC News: Bands in tribute to music writer