A FUNERAL service to celebrate the life of a much-loved musician from East Lancashire has been announced.

Jack Anwyl fronted duo, Bad Cardigan, and more recently, Fighting Rhythm, who were well supported in venues across East Lancashire.

The 27-year-old from Great Harwood died suddenly on January 19.

He was the son of Johnny and Michelle, brother of Felix, grandson of Jack and Lyn, the late Peter and the late Carol, a dearly loved nephew and cousin.

The ‘Janwyl Day’ is going to take place on February 4 at The Old School Rooms, Lowergate, Clitheroe, and starts at 11am.

Mourners are being told to dress ‘how Jack would know’ them.

He attended St Michael and St John’s Primary School in Clitheroe before going on to study at Oakhill College in Whalley.

His family said he was always a popular child with a close circle of good friends and music always played a huge part in Jack’s life.

A tribute on the Champs Funeral Directors page said: “He was also loved by all his many friends.

“Jack has played at many venues and has a huge following.

“A most talented songwriter, he had an amazing command of the English language.

“His knowledge was vast and, like a sponge, he absorbed everything.

“Jack was fascinated at the wonders of nature and the magnitude of the universe.

“Janwyl lived an unconventional life and always looked forward to attending gigs and festivals.

“He had a great talent for creating short videos and was a former accomplished member of Burnley Youth Theatre."

People can make donations in memory of Jack to the Nordoff Robbins charity which promotes music as therapy.