I was very sad to hear the news about the death of Ian Bairnson. He was a very sweet man.
He was a huge talent and had a fabulous voice with an extraordinary vocal range but he was mainly known for his guitar work.
We lost touch after we worked together on my early albums but I remember he had a lovely, warm smile and he played the inspired solo on Wuthering Heights with a broken arm. He was still wearing the cast! He was in a lot of pain but soldiered on and like all great artists, he truly suffered for his art.
Making my first album was pretty daunting and I was working with people I’d never met before. Ian was kind and supportive and that meant such a lot. Thank you, Ian.