Club night in memory of much-loved figure of Leeds music scene

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BANDS, clubbers and DJs will pay tribute to a much-loved figure on the Leeds music scene.

The Hifi Club will host a club night in memory of sound engineer Martin Dixon, who passed away at his home in Scholes earlier this year after suffering from pneumonia.

The 53-year-old father-of-two worked with hundreds of bands at some of the best venues across the city, including The Wardrobe, Belgrave Music Hall and The Hifi Club.

John Morelli, director of Soundblast Ltd, which owns Hifi, said: “Earlier this year, the Hifi Club and Leeds lost one of their greatest personalities and one of the best sound engineers to ever come out of the north of England. If you have been to a gig in Leeds in the past 20 years, Martin Dixon will more than likely have been the man behind the sound desk.”

He added: “Martin was one of life’s genuine people, honest, modest and hugely witty.

“He was a truly lovely man who will be missed deeply.”

The event on Sunday, May 8 runs from 8pm to 3am and includes a showcase of live music and DJs, including Haggis Horns, Grupo Azucar and Terri Shaltiel, who are all playing for free.

Tickets cost £2, with proceeds and bar sales going to Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Mr Morelli added: “We will also be honouring Martin’s time at Hifi by installing a plaque in his honour, so he will always be in our thoughts.”