Paul Heaton Biography (Wikipedia)
Paul David Heaton (born 9 May 1962) is an English singer-songwriter.
Heaton was frontman 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, and in 2017 a third one Crooked Calypso.
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."
- Paul Heaton: "I would love to write for a musical..."https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05k7b50.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05k7b50.jpg2017-11-19T12:57:00.000ZMichael speaks to Paul Heaton about his songwriting skills.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05njnk6
Paul Heaton: "I would love to write for a musical..."
- Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott Live Sessionhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0598s3s.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0598s3s.jpg2017-11-19T12:51:00.000ZPaul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott perform live in the Musician's Circlehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05njnk8
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott Live Session
- "I remember sleeping under a table-tennis table" - Paul Heaton of The Housemartins reminisces about their iconic debut albumhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p052k7js.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p052k7js.jpg2017-05-10T17:46:00.000ZThe Housemartins' vocalist takes Steve Lamacq back to his memories of 'London 0 Hull 4'https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p052k6b6
"I remember sleeping under a table-tennis table" - Paul Heaton of The Housemartins reminisces about their iconic debut album
- Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott - Glastonbury 2016 Highlightshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zk65t.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zk65t.jpg2016-07-26T22:59:00.000ZMelodies, harmonies and all else in-between. Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott brighten the dayhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p040mwy0
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott - Glastonbury 2016 Highlights
- 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 Discohttps://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.https://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 hithttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0384677
Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott Live in Session
- 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 - 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.https://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 studiohttps://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.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p022knzp
Paul Heaton - Interview
Paul Heaton Tracks
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