Tributes paid after death of Harborough musician

Andrew Nourish, first from left, with brother Stuart and drummer Phil Inman as the three-piece band Nourish. They performed at former Leicester venue The Charlotte on the same bill as Toploader in 2000
Andrew Nourish, first from left, with brother Stuart and drummer Phil Inman as the three-piece band Nourish. They performed at former Leicester venue The Charlotte on the same bill as Toploader in 2000

Family and local musicians have paid tribute to a popular Harborough bass player who has died from cancer.

Andrew Nourish (52) leaves a brother Stuart, two sisters – Helen and Lesley – and his parents John and Irene.

“He was the older brother and we all looked up to him,” said his younger brother Stuart, who was in a three-piece band called Nourish with Andrew for three years.

“He was a unique man – one of a kind – and much missed.”

Latterly, Andrew was the bass player for Market Harborough-based indie-rock covers band The Others.

Fellow band member Pete Urmston said: “As the co-founder of the band, Andy brought together a circle of musicians and supporters who have since become firm friends.

“We have shared, over the past five years, so many wonderful times both playing and watching music in Harborough and we now share the grief at the loss of such a pivotal figure in our lives.

“He will be remembered in our hearts as the loveliest of human beings who unself-consciously brought out the best in us all.”

Andrew was born and bred in the district, living as a child in Illston-on-the-Hill, just north of Market Harborough.

He trained as a draftsman, and worked for estate agency and chartered surveyor firm Fisher German in Harborough for many years. A single man, he also lived in the town.

One music career highlight was when Nourish supported chart band Toploader, of Dancing In The Moonlight fame, at The Charlotte in Leicester 15 years ago.