Folk/rock troubadour Frank Turner paid tribute to late singer Scott Hutchison at the weekend, covering the Frightened Rabbit track The Modern Leper. You can watch it here.
Turner took to the stage during his gig at London”s Roundhouse on Friday (May 11,) to pay homage to his friend, whose tragic death was confirmed last week.
Speaking before he played the track, Turner said: “We’ve got to the bit of the set now that I can only describe as a little difficult.
“I had some sad news this morning about my friend Scott Hutchison from the band Frightened Rabbit.”
He added: “Scott played this festival last year, on the Sunday morning we sat out back and drank beers and talked shit and played songs. And I don’t want to talk about death today, ladies and gentleman. I want to talk about life.
“Because he was one of my f****** favourite people in the world. I f****** love that guy.
“He was my friend and I was inspired by him, I want to be like him as a song writer, that guy is f****** incredible.
“And Scott decided to go away from us and it breaks my f****** heart. But as a songwriter I think the best thing we can have is that if someone goes you keep their f****** songs going, ladies and gentleman.
“We all need to stick around to tell other people how f****** good Scott was, ladies and gentleman.
“I used to sing one of Scott’s songs with him, so I’m going to sing it now. He should be here too.”
Police confirmed on Friday that a body found at Port Edgar, between the Forth Road Bridge and Queensferry Crossing, was that of Hutchison.
The discovery was made at around 8.30pm on Thursday.
His family said they were “utterly devastated with the tragic loss of our beloved Scott”.
A major search was launched after Hutchison left the Dakota hotel in South Queensferry at 1am last Wednesday morning.
The 36-year-old Selkirk musician was soon reported missing by his family, and a message on Frightened Rabbit’s official Twitter page said he may be “fragile.”
It came after “worrying” tweets were sent by Hutchison shortly before he was last seen.
At about 11pm last Tuesday night, he wrote: “Be so good to everyone you love. It’s not a given. I’m so annoyed that it’s not. I didn’t live by that standard and it kills me. Please, hug your loved ones.”
Minutes later he posted a follow-up tweet: “I’m away now. Thanks.”
You can watch a clip of Turner’s Frightened Rabbit cover below.