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... The South features members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles. Since original singer Dave Hemingway, left the group earlier this year, Gaz has now moved across to vocal duties. They play the songs made famous by The Beautiful South and bring back the full flavour ad excitement with the nine piece live band.
The South will be supported by Bluebird Parade, a genre-defying collective that features an eclectic group of musicians from the East Midlands and beyond, including songwriter Jon Read (former trumpet-player for ska legends The Specials). Their songs mix acoustic, electric and bass instrumentation to craft a sonic landscape against the counterpoint of Ming Nagel's distinctive vocals.