Lancashire Times
A Voice of the North
Graham Clark
Features Writer
4:16 PM 2nd July 2021

The South Carry On Regardless As Northern Shows Announced

With the Coronavirus pandemic putting a stop to live music around the world for most of 2020/21, it is good to see that The South are back on the road, doing what they do best - performing the songs of The Beautiful South.

The South, is a nine piece band featuring former members of The Beautiful South: singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles. Since Dave Hemingway, the original singer, left the group at the end of 2016, Gaz moved across to front the band and Alison on vocal duties.

Since its demise in 2007, The Beautiful South live band spent 11 years touring the theatres and festivals of the UK, bringing back the full sound and arrangements of songs such as - A Little Time (the number one single), Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Song For Whoever, Old Red Eyes Is Back, Good as Gold, Don't Marry Her plus many more singles and album tracks, as well as a few choice South originals, spanning an impressive 32 year career starting way back in 1989.

I have seen the band many times and have always come away impressed.

They Carry On… Regardless!

THE SOUTH – 2021 UK Dates include:

Saturday 4th September - WHITBY – Pavilion
Sunday 5th September - BLACKBURN – King George’s Hall
Friday 8th October - COLNE – Muni Theatre
Saturday 9th October - HALIFAX – Square Chapel
Sunday 10th October - LEEDS – Warehouse
Saturday 6th November - SETTLE – Victoria Hall
Saturday 13th November - DURHAM – Gala Theatre
Friday 10th December - HOLMFIRTH, Picturedrome

All tickets for above shows are available from -