Perth's music community is mourning the loss of a talented local singer killed in a horrific North West car crash on Thursday.
Jamie Darlington, front man of Perth cover band Gunshy Romeos, was killed when he lost control of the car he was driving to Carnarvon along North West Coastal Highway lost and rolled about 3.30pm.
The 33-year-old Mandurah singer died from his injuries at the scene while his two passengers were airlifted to Port Hedland Hospital for treatment.
Mr Darlington was travelling with his sister and a friend to perform as a trio at Pilbara venues over the coming weeks.
Gunshy Romeos drummer Boris Kosse described Mr Darlington as "very gifted" and said the pair had bonded over their young sons, who were close in age.
Mr Darlington joined the band earlier this year and fit in with the close knit group immediately, Mr Kosse said.
"From the minute Jamie walked in it was all there. He had unlimited vocal range and it was such a pleasure working with him," he said.
"He was like my little brother...he had such a beautiful personality.
"We had a very special connection. In one way we're happy that he died doing what he loved to do. He was a passionate musician."
Gunshy Romeos are a popular cover band who regularly play at venues across Perth.