Former Beautiful South duo to play Aberdeen Music Hall

Former Beautiful South duo to play Aberdeen Music Hall

Hugely popular Beautiful South stars Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott are planning a return visit to Aberdeen following their sell-out success last year.

The duo are to stage a one-night concert in the city’s Music Hall on Tuesday, March 15 and tickets go on sale this Friday (October 9) online at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

Their sell-out Aberdeen show last November followed the release of What Have We Become, their first album together since the multi-million selling days of The Beautiful South.

And the new UK tour follows the upcoming release of their second album Wisdom, Laughter and Lines – the album's first single The Austerity of Love was premiered last month on Ken Bruce's BBC Radio 2.

Described by one British national paper as "one of our finest songwriters”, Paul was a member of The Housemartins until they disbanded in 1988 when he became a member of The Beautiful South, whose debut single and album was released in 1989 to commercial success and continued with a series of hits throughout the 1990s, including the number-one single A Little Time.

Paul discovered Jacqui after they met through a friend and he later invited her to audition, following the departure of lead singer Briana Corrigan. She joined the line up in 1994 and among their most successful hits during her stint were Rotterdam, Perfect 10, Don't Marry Her and Dream a Little Dream of Me. She left the band in 2000, to concentrate on caring for her son.

After The Beautiful South disbanded in 2007, Paul pursued a solo career, which produced three albums, and was subsequently reunited with Jacqui in 2011 to perform in his musical The 8th, and they recorded their first album together What Have We Become? last year.

Posted on Tuesday 06 October

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