When this great British pop institution split in 2007, most members decided they just weren't ready to god darn hang up their microphones and instruments just yet… and so, The Beautiful South became The South, still featuring original members Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles. Catch them here for an unmissable gig celebrating all the timeless, classic tunes.
With the Covid 19 Pandemic putting a stop to Live music around the world for most of 2020/21, it is with a huge sigh and with many fingers crossed that The South can get back on the road and do what they do best - perform the songs of that great British pop institution, The Beautiful South, to the thousands of fans of these timeless classics.
The South are an impressive 9 piece band who feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles who has moved across to front the band with Alison and taken on vocal duties.
Since the demise of The Beautiful South in 2007, this exciting live band have spent 12 years touring the theatres and festivals of the UK up and down the country, bringing back the full sound and arrangements of these treasured songs - A Little Time (the number one single), Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Song For Whoever, Old Red Eyes Is Back, Good as Gold, Don't Marry Her plus many more singles and album tracks as well as a few choice South originals.
These songs span an impressive 18 year career starting way back in 1989!
What pandemic? Let’s Carry On… Regardless!
The South are:
Alison Wheeler (Vocals), Gaz Birtles (Vocals), Phil Barton (Guitars), Steve Nutter (Bass), Dave Anderson (Drums), Karl Brown (Percussion), Gareth John (Trumpet), Su Robinson (Sax), Andy Price (Keys).