More than a dozen local bands and musicians are coming together to pay a final tribute to local music legend.

All are invited to celebrate Bridport's Paul Hindes – ‘Hindsey' - this weekend at a special event organised by his family. 

News of Paul's death in December, aged 79, was met with an outpouring of sadness and emotion from many in the local community, who regarded him with great affection and respect for his long-standing involvement and support of Bridport’s talented musicians.

He was instrumental in setting up Number 10 and, after a tribute piece was written by the Bridport News, it was flooded with kind words and praise for Paul. He was known for the kindness and support he gave to aspiring musicians and has been credited with giving many young acts their first gigs at the bar.

Local artist Elijah Wolf said of Paul's passing: "He was always there to lift spirits and give kind advice. He was true lover of music and supported so many artists, from pros to absolute beginners. I’ll always be thinking of him as I know will so many more musicians whose lives and music he supported."

For almost two decades, Paul provided both a platform and opportunity for musicians of all genres and experiences to perform live in the centre of Bridport, and many of the new talents who started their public performances here have gone on to record and make an impact on the national music scene.

This Saturday, May 11, at The Ropemakers on West Street, many of those musicians will be performing in a marathon session which will take place from 4pm until 'late'.

Paul's partner of almost 50 years, Sheila Meaney, says it will be a celebration of 'the man, the musicians and the audiences who shared his love of life and the music that brought joy to it.'

"Everyone is invited to come along and join the musicians and Paul’s family in a final celebration of his life," said Sheila.