Flowers and candles today mark the place where a white Nissan Qashqai crashed into the Spinnaker pub in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Stuart McClung, who played the guitar in the local band New Town Kings, has been named locally as the 36 year old man who died at the scene.
Posting on social media one fellow musician described Stuart as an amazing man, adding "we will miss you"
One of the first people at the scene, who doesn't want to be named, has been describing the scene to ITV Anglia.
A 34 year old man is in hospital with what's being described as life changing injuries. Two others needed hospital treatment for minor injuries.
In a post on their Facebook page the pub landlords thanked regulars for their support on what they described as a very dark day.
They also paid tribute to Stuart McClung describing him as a wonderful, talented man.
Stuart McClung had worked at Essex County Council for almost four years as part of their customer service team.
Police are continuing their appeals for anyone who saw the white Nissan Qashqai in the area before the crash to come forward - along with anyone with mobile phone or dascam footage.
A 40 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences and has since been released under investigation.