The South

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The South

Plus support: Lynne Jackaman

Sat 25th November

DOORS - 19:30

 

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.   

And so The South embarked on their journey. Celebrating the Beautiful South legacy and great songs of their own, the band continues performing the classic songs including: A Little Time - the number one single, Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Old Red Eyes, Good as Gold, Don't Marry Her.  All performed again live, these songs span an impressive 20 year career starting way back in 1989! 

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. 

It was time for The South to regroup and have a rethink.  With the support from their amazing fans, they were encouraged to strive onwards. Right under their nose was an obvious choice.  Up stepped long time sax player Gaz Birtles to take centre stage and take over the male vocal duties. As well as performing with The Beautiful South and within The South, Gaz has also had success in his own right as a singer songwriter.   Quite handy he should also know the back catalogue of Beautiful South songs too!

Also welcomed into the fold, 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. Jersey Budd

We are also excited to welcome to the band the new sax player Su Robinson. Su has had a wealth of live experience with such legends as Prince Buster,  The Specials' Horace Panters band, Uptown Ska Collective as well as sitting in with The South on the few occasions Gaz Birtles couldn't make it.

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.   

Come on!  Let’s Carry On… Regardless!

 

jackaman

JACKAMAN is the solo project of South London singer/songwriter Lynne Jackaman, who has drawn comparisons to everyone from Aretha Franklin to Janis Joplin. A lifelong music fan, she began performing Whitney Houston and Survivor covers in in working-men’s pubs from the age of 13, and since then she’s collaborated with everyone from Ronnie Wood to Ray Lamontagne, Annie Lennox, Ginger Baker and more, and has performed for everyone from Jimmy Page to Jimmy Choo both as a solo performer and as the co-founder of critically acclaimed rock and soul band Saint Jude, a fantastic experience that experienced tragedy with the passing of her co-founding guitarist Adam Green - an experience that taught her that life is too short to waste time compromising.

Back with a new sound that showcases her unparallelled solo talents, Jackaman is a huge step forward for a world class talent at the top of her game. Hot on the back of her No Halo EP, she has now undertaken a campaign with her friends at PledgeMusic to undertake the journey to the legendary Muscle Shoals in Alabama to record her debut solo album.

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