Tag: Beautiful South

Tuesday 3pm ET: Feature Artist – Beautiful South

The Beautiful South were an English pop rock group formed in 1988 by Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway, two former members of the Hull group The Housemartins, both of whom performed lead and backing vocals. Other members throughout the band’s existence were former Housemartins roadie Sean Welch (bass), Dave Stead (drums) and Dave Rotheray (guitar). The band’s original material was written by the team of Heaton and Rotheray.

After the band’s first album (recorded as a quintet), they were joined by a succession of female vocalists. All of the following artists performed lead and backing vocals alongside Heaton and Hemingway – Briana Corrigan for albums two and three after appearing as a guest vocalist on one, followed by Jacqui Abbott for the fourth to seventh albums, and finally Alison Wheeler for the final three Beautiful South albums.

The group broke up in January 2007, claiming the split was due to “musical similarities”, having sold around 15 million records worldwide.

Artist Countdown: Beautiful South Top 25 Hits 7:30pm ET @RadioMax

From left: Dave Hemingway, Paul Heaton, Norman...
From left: Dave Hemingway, Paul Heaton, Norman Cook, Stan Cullimore (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

BeautifulSouthThe Beautiful South was an English pop/rock group formed at the end of the 1980s by two former members of Hull group The Housemartins, Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway. Other members were Sean Welch (bass), Dave Stead (drums) and Dave Rotheray (guitar) and a succession of female vocalists – Briana Corrigan, Jacqui Abbott and Alison Wheeler.

The group broke up in January 2007, claiming the split was due to “musical similarities”, having sold around 15 million records worldwide. In January 2009, it was announced that the former members Dave Hemingway, Alison Wheeler, and Dave Stead would reform under the name “New Beautiful South” which was later changed to “The South”.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Song For Whoever
2 A Little Time 
3 Perfect 10 
4 You Keep It All In
5 Don’t Marry Her
6 Rotterdam
7 Old Red Eyes Is Back
8 We Are Each Other
9 I’ll Sail This Ship Alone
10 Everybody’s Talkin’
11 My Book
12 Good as Gold (Stupid as Mud)
13 Manchester
14 How Long’s a Tear Take to Dry?
15 One Last Love Song
16 Bell Bottomed Tear
17 Dumb
18 Pretenders to the Throne
19 Dream a Little Dream
20 Just a Few Things That I Ain’t
21 Prettiest Eyes
22 Liars’ Bar
23 36D
24 The Table
25 The Root of All Evil