Welcome to Manchester Confidential
Reset Password
The Confidential websites will be undergoing routine updates. This may cause the sites to go offline. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

You are here: Manchester ConfidentialNews.

Eric Shark: funeral announced

Liverpool farewell for Deaf School singer takes place next week

Published on January 13th 2010.

Eric Shark: funeral announced

THE funeral of former Deaf School singer Sam Davis, aka Eric Shark, will take place in Liverpool next Tuesday (January 19).

Sam, another of the city's adoptees, and originally from Birmingham, had been suffering with emphysema. He died last Thursday in hospital, leaving a wife, Joan, and a son and a daughter from a previous marriage.

He was 59 and although he managed to appear at Deaf School's comeback gigs at the Liverpool Everyman last year, sitting at a table at the side of the stage, and singing aided by an oxygen cylinder, he had been in ill health for several years and eventually ran out of time while on the list for a lung transplant.

Ken Testi, the band's manager, tells us the funeral service will take place at St Clare's Presbytery, Arundel Avenue, L17, on Tuesday at 12.10pm.

Friends and fans of the band, and there are a many among Confidential's readers, are welcome to attend, say Sam's family, and they are similarly invited to raise a glass at the wake taking place at Parr Street's Studio 2 from 1.30pm.

Like what you see? Enter your email to sign up for our newsletters which are chock-a-block with more great reviews, news, deals and savings.

TeddingtonianJanuary 13th 2010.

What a wonderful gesture by the family allowing fans to come and pay their respects. The avalanche of messages on deafschoolmuisc.com shows the high esteem in which Sam was held. RIP Eric Shark - you made a lot of people very happy in your life.

Toxteth TerrorJanuary 13th 2010.

Co-Produced my old band Halfway To Eddies album. Top man Sam.

To post this comment, you need to login.Please complete your login information.
Or you can login using Facebook.

Latest Rants

Ashle Kumar

After putting password in our system often we forget it. But don't worry it can be recover by a…

 Read more

Postal services in goverment sector are pretty awesome. Now USPS offering excellent services in…

 Read more

Know your username(which is same as your employee number) Now click this link. And complete your…

 Read more

Link below to an MEN article on future plans for the area.…

 Read more

Explore The Site

© Mark Garner t/a Confidential Direct 2021

Privacy | Careers | Website by: Planet Code | SEO by The eWord