TRIBUTES have flooded in after a hugely popular stalwart of the Northwich music scene died.

Bryan Spink, who was originally born in Rotherham, but made the town his home, sadly passed away on Wednesday, April 27.

He was a regular at the town's Salty Dog and was a huge supporter of both new and established bands.

In a post on the pub's Facebook page, Bryan was hailed as being a driving force in the venue establishing itself as a home for live music.

They said: "Bryan was a huge supporter of us and of live music in general, he would often travel to five or six gigs in any given week and take time out to check out new bands, he would champion them, support them, buy there stuff and book them to play his events.

"His YouTube channel is a testament to his commitment and enthusiasm to the bands he followed, somehow amassing over one thousand in just a few years, two of which saw little to no live music at all."

Bryan, who was in his mid-60s, also did plenty of work with St Luke's Hospice, which was a cause he was very much dedicated towards.

"I can't overstate the amount Bryan did for us at The Salty Dog," the post continued. 

"He was on board from the very beginning when he wandered in declaring that he had a love for real ale and live music and that we might become his new local. 

"I don't think in my lifetime I've seen a man be truer to his word, not only making us his local but establishing himself as the beating heart and soul of everything we were about.

"Bryan loved to travel and have new experiences, he loved to meet new people and he always had time and patience for everyone, he lived his life to the absolute fullest.

"In Bryan many of us found a real genuine friend.

"He was warm, funny and incredibly intelligent, he took an interest in your life and would always be the first to offer any help he could.

"Our thoughts are with his family and friends today as we remember a great man that we were proud and honoured to consider one of our own."