A BELOVED barmaid at Monty's Bar who lost her life in a car accident is to be remembered at the venue she helped shape.

Sharon Smith was killed in a car crash on Sunday, December 18, near High Valleyfield.

A lover of live music and a "friend to everyone", the 29-year-old bar manager will now be remembered by nine bands who knew her at a special gig, Shazzfest, in Monty's on Friday, November 3.

Among the bands set to perform is Sharon's former band, Melted Messiah, for whom she used to play drums.

Mark Gølder, of the band, helped organise the evening with staff and friends of Monty's.

"As a mark of respect and in honour of the music and people she loved to help, we feel this will be a perfect tribute to her," he told the Press.

"The line-up has now been finalised and the bands playing all have a connection with her.

"She was how every barmaid should be. She was a shoulder to cry on and a great friend to talk to over a pint.

"We shared a lot of laughs together in the band and she was very on the ball with everything going on in Monty's and with the live music there.

"I think everyone is very keen to repay that.

"I still miss her.

"I quite often visit her memorial bench in the Glen and have a wee chat with her.

"She was a great friend to everyone who knew her."

The night will feature bands including Melted Messiah, For Pony, Polarbears and Archives.

It is free entry for the gig, which starts at 6pm and runs till 2am.