A WELL-KNOWN Clydebank singer admits he was “humbled” by the love the community showed him during a recent benefit gig in his honour.

Stixx Diamond says he couldn’t believe the turnout he received at Duntocher Village Hall on Sunday, November 5, when fellow musicians and locals came together to raise some much-needed funds for him.

We previously reported that in September, Stixx - who it is believed has knocked out over 6,000 shows in his time – had to have his leg removed from below the knee due to his diabetes.

Clydebank Post: Over £3,000 was raisedOver £3,000 was raised (Image: Ken Morrison)

Clydebank Post: Over ten acts were on showOver ten acts were on show (Image: Ken Morrison)

Clydebank Post: Stixx admitted he was humbledStixx admitted he was humbled (Image: Ken Morrison)

It meant the talented musician lost his only means of income as his performing days were thrown into doubt and the “mainstay” of the Clydebank music scene told the Post he was genuinely lost for words by the sentiment of throwing him a concert.

He said: “I want to thank everyone involved, all the people who bought tickets and all the entertainers.

“It was humbling. A bit of a brass neck really, you don’t feel as if you deserve these things.”

Organiser Graham Holley – an old friend of Stixx – revealed the afternoon went pretty much without a hitch, apart from three acts pulling out due to sickness.

Clydebank Post: A varied list of music was on offeringA varied list of music was on offering (Image: Ken Morrison)

Clydebank Post: Graham Holley, organiser of the event, revealed Stixx got a huge ovationGraham Holley, organiser of the event, revealed Stixx got a huge ovation (Image: Ken Morrison)

Clydebank Post: There were over 120 people in the village hall at any one timeThere were over 120 people in the village hall at any one time (Image: Ken Morrison)

Clydebank Post: Stixx has performed over 6000 gigsStixx has performed over 6000 gigs (Image: Ken Morrison)

But he insists he was glad he could put it together for his old chum.

Graham said: “It actually went very much to schedule.

“Stixx got a huge ovation from people.

“He was definitely guest of honour; the reaction absolutely blew him away.”

Graham explained the day raised just over £3,000, all of which will go to Stixx to help him through the next few months and added the afternoon all-dayer naturally turned into a bit of an all-nighter.

He finished: “As the gin and ginger kicked in, it became a real party.

“In fact, the party continued into some of the local pubs.”