HUNDREDS of people turned up to celebrate the life of former Shakin' Stevens and the Sunsets member Paul 'Duane' Dolan.

Penarth musician Ceri Rees, organised a night at the Albion Pub in Penarth which included live music from a variety of local bands and a raffle.

The event was organised by well known Penarth musician, Ceri Rees; and also raised around £500 for the pub's charity fund for Alzheimer's UK.

Mr Dolan died in his early 70s in September 2017 and was described by friends as a "talent musician" and a "lovely man".

Involved in the night was Paul Barrett, who previously managed the band and knew Mr Dolan well, along with his wife Lorraine.

Speaking about Mr Dolan, Mrs Barrett said: "Paul was raised in Penarth, where he lived for the rest of his life. He went into the RAF where he honed his musical talent. He was a lovely man.

"For my part, he was a good family friend as well a being a band member when my husband managed Shakin’ Stevens and the Sunsets.

"He was kind, gentle, funny, and just a very nice person. He was so well known in Penarth and Cardiff especially on the music scene and much respected as a musician."

Mr Rees added: "We wanted to do something in Paul’s memory as we didn’t get the chance to say goodbye to him last year, and I’m so grateful to everyone who came to support the event.

"Thanks to all the musicians who gave their time freely and to so many friends who donated towards the cause.

"We had great music from John ‘Johnny Bach’ Lewis, SOS, the Dukes, the Batman Band and the St Louis Express and the room was jumping all afternoon and evening."