The South at Picturedrome in Holmfirth
|Doors Open||Saturday 14 December 2013 at 7:30 PM|
|Starts||Saturday 14 December 2013 at 8:00 PM|
This band has history and pedigree. Dave Hemingway’s musical career stretches back into the Eighties. He became a founder member of The Beautiful South after the demise of The Housemartins, who had enjoyed a sustained purple patch and many hits before calling it a day in 1988. Whilst bassist Norman Cook went on to become superstar DJ Fat Boy Slim, Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway proceeded to form the new band in December 1988. Right from the off, The Beautiful South seemed to defy the normal logic associated with pop bands, not least for the fact that they stayed together for 20 years.
Over the life of the band, they produced many self-penned hits and had several number one albums – they scored their only number one single with the Dave Hemingway / Briana Corrigan duet ‘A Little Time’. A globally successful band, members of The South have performed these songs in front of hordes of fans from Hull to Houston. They love the material and know what will keep the fans happy.
Nowadays The South continue to supply new, fresh, caustic pop on their debut album "Sweet Refrains", which was released in November 2012 on Zoo Records to critical acclaim.
2013 will see them performing these songs from this album alongside so many of the Beautiful South hits.
The South may not be so Beautiful anymore, but they certainly have history. And the future looks bright...