It’s beautiful down south

Rachel Watts looks forward to a night of popular entertainment in Wolverhampton.


After the success of their spring tour earlier in 2014, a summer full of festival appearances and a top three album, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott are finishing the year with another set of UK dates, including the Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Friday 28th November 2014.

Following a successful career with the Housemartins, and then The Beautiful South, Heaton released solo albums in 2008 and 2010, followed by the release of The 8th in 2011, which saw Paul reunited with former Beautiful South singer, Jacqui Abbott, who had left the band back in 2000.

After the success of this reunion, Paul and Jacqui recorded their first album together since The Beautiful South’s Painting it Red album.

What We Have Become reached number three in the UK album chart when it was released in May 2014, with singles DIY, Moulding of a Fool and When it Was Ours being released throughout the year.

New single, Real Hope, featuring the Grimethorpe Colliery Band who found fame in the 1996 film Brassed Off, is now available to download.

With such a long and successful career behind them, they have a huge selection of hits to perform, be prepared for the set list at the Civic Hall to include Housemartin favourites, Build and Happy Hour, through their Beautiful South history with Don’t Marry Her and Rotterdam, with many of the tracks from the latest album as well. Make sure you stay to the end, to hear the amazing a cappella Housemartin track, Caravan of Love.

As with most venues on this tour, the Civic has now sold out, so if you have missed them make sure you look out for details of future dates and new releases on the official website, or follow Paul and Jacqui on Facebook or twitter.