Jacqui Abbott Biography (Wikipedia)
Jacqueline "Jacqui" Abbott (born 10 November 1973) is a British singer who was the lead vocalist with the band The Beautiful South after 1994, following the departure of Briana Corrigan.
With Abbott, the band released several Top 10 singles. Amongst their most successful hits during her stint were: "Rotterdam", "Perfect 10", "Don't Marry Her" and "Dream a Little Dream of Me". Abbott was discovered by Paul Heaton, the Beautiful South's other lead singer, after she and a friend met him outside a night club. Heaton invited them to a party, where Abbott's friend encouraged her to sing. Heaton was impressed with her singing, and later invited her to audition to replace Corrigan.
She left the band in 2000, because of the pressure of touring. A busy tour schedule would have conflicted with Abbott's wish to concentrate on looking after her son, who had just been diagnosed with autism.
Abbott reunited with Paul Heaton in June 2011 to perform in his musical The 8th, while in 2013 they recorded a new album What Have We Become? released on 19 May 2014. This was followed by a second album in 2015 entitled "Wisdom, Laughter and Lines", and embarked on a tour in 2016. Their third album, Crooked Calypso, was released in July 2017, with a tour beginning later that year.
- 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 hithttps://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.https://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.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p028shk7
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott talk to Simon Mayo
- 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 studiohttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p025sfky
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott Live in Session
Jacqui Abbott Tracks