Expect those 'beautiful' hits
Former members of The Beautiful South, Dave Hemingway and Alison Wheeler will be singing many of those hits including A Little Time, Don't Marry Her, Rotterdam, Good as Gold, Perfect 10 and many more at Frome's Cheese and Grain, in Somerset, on Friday, November 1, on the Sweet Refrains Tour.
This nine-piece band will also be performing several songs from their wonderfully received debut album as The South, Sweet Refrains.
Formed in 1988, The Beautiful South had a string of hit singles.
Their greatest hits album, Carry On Up The Charts, was one of the fastest-selling albums in UK history, entering at number one and staying there for weeks.
After 20 years, ten studio albums, five greatest hits compilations, 34 chart singles, 15 million record sales worldwide and performing in front of millions of fans, when time was called on The Beautiful South in 2008, not everyone was ready to leave the party. Dave Hemingway and Ali Wheeler, two of the three lead singers with the band, were having too much fun and so The South was formed. Joining the duo were fellow mainstays from the original touring band: keyboard wizard Damon Butcher and the potent horn section of Gaz Birtles and Tony Robinson who brought so much to the live shows.
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 with Paul Heaton after the demise of Paul's previous band The Housemartins.
Tickets cost £22.50 advance, call 01373 455 420. Doors 8pm.