The Beautiful South
The Beautiful South made a return with a brand new album 'Superbi', on the 15th May, & single 'Manchester' on May 1st 2006. Contactmusic.com caught up with Paul for a quick chat before their recent show in Leeds about the new album, touring and more importantly, the football.
In 1989, when Paul Heaton and Dave Hemmingway formed The Beautiful South following the demise of The Housemartins, few would have thought that 17 years and 11 albums later, the band would still be the soundtrack to so many of our lives. Having sold over 10 million albums, and releasing one of the biggest selling British 'Best Of' albums ever, the band have continued to write their unique brand of bittersweet love songs which strike a chord in so many people's hearts, not least those who have grown up with them and their fantastic music.
The Beautiful South are: Paul Heaton (vocals), Alison Wheeler (vocals), Dave Hemingway (vocals), Sean Welch (bass), Dave Rotheray (guitar) and Dave Stead (drums).
1 June LONDON, Shepherds Bush Empire
2 June)NEWPORT, Centre
3 June PLYMOUTH, Pavillions
5 June WOLVERHAMPTON, Civic Hall
6 June BLACKPOOL, Empress Ballroom
7 June LIVERPOOL, University
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