Tributes have been paid to "a ghetto kid with a dream" at the funeral for The Real Thing singer Eddy Amoo.
Friends and family of the soul singer, famous for hits including You To Me Are Everything, Can You Feel The Force?, and Can't Get By Without You, gathered at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral on Friday to pay their respects.
Amoo, a father-of-four, died in Australia on February 23 aged 73.
His brother and bandmate Chris said in a eulogy:
He described Amoo as his "right arm" and said:
The Toxteth-born musician was remembered by friends including actors Paul Barber, who played Denzil in Only Fools And Horses, and Louis Emerick, who appeared in Brookside as Mick Johnson.
Speaking before the service, Emerick said:
Amoo's brother, who broke down during the eulogy, told the congregation he and fellow bandmate Dave Smith would continue in honour of the singer and songwriter.
In a eulogy given on behalf of Amoo's wife Sylvia and his four daughters, his eldest child Dionne said:
A eulogy was also read by granddaughter Abbey French, speaking on behalf of his grandchildren and great-granddaughter.
Hymns including Jerusalem were sung by the congregation and Amoo's grandson Joe Gaudion performed a solo of Amazing Grace.
Words to the song Children Of The Ghetto, which was written by Amoo but went on to be performed by Mary J Blige, were printed on the back of the order of service.
The family had asked for no flowers at the funeral, but for donations to a new charity - The Eddy Amoo Foundation Trust for Aspiring Musicians.
In a statement released before the funeral, his bandmates said: