Tuesday 24th October 2017 - 7:30pm
Adult: £29.50 Concessions: £27.00
When great British pop institution, The Beautiful South split in 2007, some members of the band didn’t feel ready to hang up their microphones or instruments just yet…
Two years later, singers Dave Hemingway and Alison Wheeler, alongside life long members Damon Butcher (keys), Gaz Birtles (sax) and Tony Robinson (trumpet), came out of retirement and formed the 9 piece band, The South.
Fast forward to 2017 and its all change. Dave Hemingway has announced his retirement from the live music scene, Damon Butcher now resides in Ireland thereby leaving the band and Tony Robinson has moved on to pastures new.
With the support from their amazing fans, The South were encouraged to strive onwards. Up stepped long time sax player Gaz Birtles to take centre stage and take over the male vocal duties.
Also comes the amazing keyboard player - Andy Price, with years of experience playing along side Ska legend Laurel Aitken, Blues guitar maestro, Ainsley Lister, Happy Mondays' Bez, The Drifters, and Jersey Budd.
We are also excited to welcome new sax player Su Robinson. Su has had a wealth of live experience with such legends as Prince Buster, The Specials' Horace Panters band, and Uptown Ska Collective.
Long-time trumpet replacement for Tony Robinson, Gareth John, is now established as a permanent fixture. His past glories include working alongside members of the Happy Mondays, Fun Lovin' Criminals, The Specials, Vintage Trouble and many more.
With the new reshuffle complete, The South are a full team again and raring to go! Their live show promises to continue to celebrate and perform the classic Beautiful South songs along with songs from The South's debut album 'Sweet Refrains’ and maybe even new material in the future too.