Paul Heaton Biography (Wikipedia)
Paul David Heaton (born 9 May 1962) is an English singer-songwriter.
Heaton was a member of The Housemartins, who had success with the singles "Happy Hour" and the number-one "Caravan of Love" in 1986 before disbanding in 1988. He then formed The Beautiful South, whose debut single and album was released in 1989 to commercial success and continued with a series of hits throughout the 1990s, including the number-one single "A Little Time". They disbanded in 2007. He subsequently pursued a solo career, which produced three albums, and in 2014 he released What Have We Become?, a well-received collaboration with former Beautiful South vocalist Jacqui Abbott. In 2015 he released another album with her, Wisdom, Laughter and Lines.
The British newspaper The Guardian has described Heaton as "one of our finest songwriters: his music reveals an exuberant ear for melody, his lyrics a keen eye and a brilliant wit". AllMusic said: "The warm, mellifluous voice of Paul Heaton often masks the jagged satirical content of his lyrics."
- Sir Paul McCartney watched the Housemartins soundcheck in 1986!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0360w3z.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0360w3z.jpg2016-06-21T08:17:00.000ZPaul Heaton looks forward to meeting Sir Paul McCartney again at the Dine and Discohttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03z09mp
Sir Paul McCartney watched the Housemartins soundcheck in 1986!
- ‘I should’ve never told anyone about it’ – Paul Heaton on his ever growing crisp packet collectionhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03v4293.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03v4293.jpg2016-05-14T12:22:00.000ZPaul discusses his writing trips to Holland and a rather little known collection of his.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03v42b9
‘I should’ve never told anyone about it’ – Paul Heaton on his ever growing crisp packet collection
- Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott Live in Sessionhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0383wlz.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0383wlz.jpg2015-11-15T16:01:00.000ZPaul and Jacqui performed The Austerity of Love and a Beautiful South hithttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0384677
Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott Live in Session
- Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott get the chestnuts truly roasting with 'The Christmas Song'!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02fm1k5.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02fm1k5.jpg2014-12-17T15:35:00.000ZPaul & Jacqui got the studio all toasty with this winter warmer on the Breakfast Show.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02ffqlp
Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott get the chestnuts truly roasting with 'The Christmas Song'!
- Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott talk to Simon Mayohttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p028shj4.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p028shj4.jpg2014-10-16T13:36:00.000ZFormer Beautiful South members Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott talk about their new album.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p028shk7
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott talk to Simon Mayo
- Paul Heaton - Spoken Word Sessionhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p027gt48.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p027gt48.jpg2014-09-27T11:38:00.000ZPaul Heaton does the Spoken Word Session and chats about the new album he has recorded with Jacqui Abbott, What Have We Become.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p027gt4f
Paul Heaton - Spoken Word Session
- Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott Live in Sessionhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p025sfk9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p025sfk9.jpg2014-08-31T13:25:00.000ZThe duo perform live in the Weekend Wogan studiohttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p025sfky
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott Live in Session
- Paul Heaton - Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p022knzg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p022knzg.jpg2014-07-10T12:00:00.000ZSinger-songwriter and cycling enthusiast Paul Heaton pops by the Mediacity Studio for a chat with Mark and Stuart.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p022knzp
Paul Heaton - Interview
- Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot - Moulding of a Fool - Glastonbury 2014https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p021vx6l.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p021vx6l.jpg2014-06-29T18:48:00.000ZPaul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot perform 'Moulding of a Fool' at the Glastonbury Festivalhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p021vx6t
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot - Moulding of a Fool - Glastonbury 2014
Paul Heaton Tracks
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BBC Music Awards: 2015
T in the Park: 2015
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