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Tributes to music promoter Jonno

Jonno in full swing at the Big Beat charity drumming event. Credit: The Big Beat

Death confirmed by close friends online

Tributes are being paid to a well-known personality from the Manx music scene who has died.

Jonathan 'Jonno' Gollow was a respected promoter and event organiser, responsible for bringing both new and established talent to the Island.

Through company JonnoPromotions, he organised Island staples such as GuitarFest, helped kickstart the career of blues star Davy Knowles, and secured several major artists for Manx concerts.

His death was confirmed by close friends on social media last night, it's understood Jonno's passing was both sudden and unexpected.

Musicians, businesses and individuals from the Island and further afield took to social media overnight as the news broke.

Manx Radio music presenter Marc Tyley offered this tribute to a friend and fellow musician:

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