The Beautiful South
Formed 1989. Disbanded 30 January 2007
The Beautiful South was an English pop/rock group formed in 1988 by two former members of Hull group The Housemartins, Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway, both of whom performed lead and backing vocals. Other members throughout the band's tenure were former Housemartins roadie Sean Welch (bass), Dave Stead (drums) and Dave Rotheray (guitar). After the band's first album (recorded as a quintet), they were joined by a succession of female vocalists, all of whom performed lead and backing vocals alongside Heaton and Hemingway – Briana Corrigan for albums two and three, followed by Jacqui Abbott for the fourth through seventh albums, and finally Alison Wheeler for the final three Beautiful South albums.
Clips (3)Latest ClipPaul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott Live in Session
Tracks (12)Last Played on BBCRotterdam
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