Fisherman’s Friends singer dies
By Andy Malt | Published on Wednesday 13 February 2013
Fisherman’s Friends singer Trevor Grills died on Monday evening from head injuries sustained in the previously reported accident that occurred at a Guildford venue at the weekend, it was announced yesterday. As previously reported, Grills was critically injured and the vocal group’s tour manager Paul McMullen killed when a metal door fell on them at the G Live venue on Saturday.
Following the announcement of Grills’ death yesterday morning, the band said in a statement: “Trevor was a much loved and valued friend to all of us and was an integral part of the Port Isaac community. He will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with Trevor’s family at this very difficult time”.
Meanwhile Darcus Beese of Island Records, the Universal label which signed Fisherman’s Friends in 2010, said: “We are all deeply saddened at losing Trevor. The Fisherman’s Friends are exactly that, life-long partners in all they do and our thoughts and prayers go out to them and Trevor’s family and friends”.
The ten-strong group formed in 1995, performing sea shanties around their hometown of Port Isaac in Cornwall. They came to national attention in 2010 following their deal with Universal/Island.
McMullen and Grills were injured on Saturday morning, as they were setting up for a performance at G Live that evening, when a metal door in a loading bay fell on them. Guildford Borough Council, which owns the venue, has launched an investigation into exactly what happened.