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The South to play Basingstoke date as part of UK tour

The band (featuring members of the Beautiful South) will be playing the Haymarket Theatre in Basingstoke on Friday, 29 April. 

A full list of tour dates can be found below. 

The South are a 9 piece band who feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles. Since Dave Hemingway, the original singer, left the group at the end of 2016, Gaz has moved across to front the band with Alison and taken on vocal duties. 

A spokesperson said of the band: “With the slow return to normal on the Live Music front, The South can get back on the road and do what they do best - perform the songs of that great British pop institution, The Beautiful South, to the thousands of fans of these timeless classics.”

Since the demise of The Beautiful South in 2007, this live band have spent 11 years touring the theatres and festivals of the UK up and down the country, bringing back the full sound and arrangements of these popular songs  -  A Little Time (the number one single), Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Song For Whoever, Old Red Eyes Is Back, Good as Gold, Don’t Marry Her plus many more singles and album tracks as well as a few choice South originals. 

These songs span an 18 year career, starting back in 1989.

The South are Alison Wheeler (Vocals), Gaz Birtles (Vocals), Phil Barton (Guitars), Steve Nutter (Bass), Dave Anderson (Drums), Karl Brown (Percussion), Gareth John (Trumpet), Su Robinson (Sax) and Andy Price (Keyboards). 


The South – 2022 UK Dates include:

Friday 11th March                           MILTON KEYNES – MK11

Saturday 12th March                       HERNE BAY – King’s Hall 

Saturday 19th March                       CLACTON – Princes Theatre 

Saturday 26th March                       BARROW – The Forum


Thursday 7th April                           PAIGNTON – Palace Theatre

Friday 15th April                              HIGH WYCOMBE – White Swan Theatre

Friday 29th April                              BASINGSTOKE – Haymarket Theatre

Saturday 30th April                         LONDON – Pizza Express Holborn


Wednesday 4th May                       NUNEATON – Queen’s Hall 

Wednesday 11th May                     HASTINGS – White Rock Theatre 

Friday 20th May                              EASTLEIGH – Concorde Club 

Saturday 21st May                          WORTHING – The Factory 

Saturday 28th May                          MORECAMBE – Platform 


Friday 3rd June                               DERBY – Hairy Dog

Friday 10th June                             SCARBOROUGH – Spa 

Saturday 11th June                         STOCKTON – Arc 

Sunday 12th June                           LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club 


Friday 8th July                                YEOVIL – Westlands

Friday 15th July                              TAMWORTH – Assembly Rooms

Saturday 16th July                          LINCOLN – The Drill


Thursday 1st September                GLASGOW – St Luke’s

Friday 2nd September                    GLENROTHES – Rothes Hall

Wednesday 7th September            MANSFIELD – Palace Theatre 

Thursday 8th September                OSWALDTWISTLE – Civic Arts Centre

Friday 9th September                     LOUTH – Riverhead Theatre 


Saturday 1st October                      YARM – Princess Alexandra Theatre

Sunday 2nd October                       NEWARK – Palace Theatre 

Friday 7th October                          HERTFORD – Corn Exchange

Friday 14th October                        RUGBY – Benn Hall


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