He was a music writer, lawyer and most of all he was a family man, and a celebration of the life and times of Patrick Emerywill be held at Fitzroy Town Hall in Melbourne on Wednesday at 3pm. 

Patrick was the biographer of Spencer P Jones and a reviewer for many media outlets, including the I-94 Bar. He collapsed on December 24 and doctors diagnosed an inoperable brain cancer.

After four days on life support, Patrick passed away in hospital, surrounded by his family, aged 52. 

Wednesday's memorial service is open to all and a livestream will be active

. One of Patrick's favourite bands, Digger & The Pussycats, will pay a musical tribute.

There’s also an online fundraiser to help his family cover the costs of his funeral, and you can make a donation here.