Tag Archives: Paul Heaton

Northside rendezvous: Dave Hemingway, post-Housemartins, Beautiful South and The South, introduces the Sunbirds

Beautiful South founder member Dave Hemingway is back, his new outfit, Sunbirds, set to release debut album Cool To Be Kind at the end of October, via independent label Nectar Records. Since stepping back from the live scene with spin-off … Continue reading

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Continuing Songs of The South – in conversation with Gaz Birtles

When founder member Dave Hemingway and long-serving keyboard player Damon Butcher called time late last year on live involvement with The South – the band that rose from the ashes of The Beautiful South – discussions followed about what to … Continue reading

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Beyond The Beautiful South – in conversation with Alison Wheeler

After a successful few years revisiting a classic song catalogue while spreading the word about 2012 LP Sweet Refrains across Europe and the UK, The South are ready for a three-week autumn tour and are keen to talk about a … Continue reading

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Carrying on regardless with The South

  It doesn’t seem right getting emotional on hearing Tony Hatch’s Crossroads theme. I really can’t put my finger on why either, save for nostalgia and the fact that my Nan was the only person I knew who watched that … Continue reading

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The South rises again – the Dave Hemingway interview

Cast your mind back, and follow me on a journey to my past, and the last time I got to meet Dave Hemingway. Unlikely as it seems – to me at least – it’s a quarter of the century since … Continue reading

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The Age of Chance resonates with the Reverend – the Jon McClure interview

Remember Adele’s first multi-million selling LPs, 19 and 21? Well, Jon McClure has just recorded 32, confirming not just his current age but also a sense of pride at his band’s comparative longevity in a fickle industry. It’s about more … Continue reading

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