On the evening of Saturday 11th September 2010, after playing a storming main stage set with his band Tipping Point at Newark Blues Festival, Kevin Thorpe collapsed and later died in hospital.
That night, not only the blues world but the wider world, lost a true gentleman. Kev was a friend to many and an inspiration to so many more. During Tipping Point's performance he was at his very best, entertaining the crowd, not only with his exceptional playing and singing, but also his renowned wit and humour.
Our thoughts, always, are with Kev's family, bandmates and friends.
R.I.P. Kevin Thorpe