The South


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When great British pop institution, The Beautiful South split in 2006, several members of the band weren't ready to let it go. So two years later, singers Dave Hemingway and Alison Wheeler, alongside life-long members Damon Butcher (keys) and Gaz Birtles (sax) came out of retirement and formed the nine-piece band, The South. With the realisation that if the fans didn't want it, they wouldn't do it, The South embarked on their journey. But boy, did the fans want it! And still do. Those classic songs live on. Songs such as ‘A Little Time' – the band's number one single – sung by Dave Hemingway, was just one of the many highlights in a 20 year career which included ‘Perfect 10', ‘Rotterdam', ‘Old Red Eyes', ‘Good as Gold', ‘Don't Marry Her' all performed again live, as they have been doing since 1989!

A few years further down the line The South now have their debut album under their belt. A self-financed labour of love, “Sweet Refrains” unveils their own brand of irresistible pop melodies laced with twists of caustic wit and opens another new chapter started by The Beautiful South.

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