Events In and Around Littlehampton
The South – The Factory Live, Worthing
21 May 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Factory Live, Worthing
Ages 14+ (under 18s accompanied by an adult)
Tickets on sale here: http://bit.ly/TheSouthMay2020
THE SOUTH STORY 2019 –
Multi platinum selling, UK band, The Beautiful South split in 2007.
But some members of the band didn’t quite feel ready to hang up their microphones or instruments just yet…
The South was born two years later when singers Dave Hemingway and Alison Wheeler, alongside life long members Damon Butcher (keys), Gaz Birtles (sax) and Tony Robinson (trumpet), formed the 9 piece band.
Celebrating the Beautiful South legacy and great songs of their own, the band continues to perform the many classic songs including: A Little Time – the number one single, Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Old Red Eyes, Good as Gold and Don’t Marry Her. These songs span an impressive 28 year career that started way back in 1989!
However in 2017, when Dave Hemingway announced his retirement and Damon Butcher and Tony Robinson moved on to
pastures new, Alison and the rest of the band were having too much fun to simply call it a day! With the support from their amazing fans, they were encouraged to ‘Carry on Regardless’!!
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 The South, Gaz also had success in his own right as a singer songwriter. Quite handy that he should also know the back catalogue of Beautiful South songs too!
Also welcomed into the fold, came the new keyboard player – Andy Price, new sax player – Su Robinson and new trumpeter – Gareth John.
What can you expect from The South?
Well, they promise you a night of fun & nostalgia. Their live show is all about celebrating the amazing back catalogue of Beautiful South songs along with songs from The South. One of those bands where you don’t realise just how many songs you already know – they’ll have you up and dancing before the nights out! With the philosophy that music should be about enjoying yourself – if you go home with a smile on your face, they’ll have done their job!
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), Andy Price (Keys)