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The South were borne from the ashes of The Beautiful South after they split in 2008.
Formed in 1988 The Beautiful South had a string of hit singles such as Old Red Eyes Is Back, Rotterdam, Don’t Marry Her, Song for Whoever, You keep it all in, I’ll sail this ship alone, Perfect 10, 36D, We are each other and #1 single A Little Time. Their greatest hits album, Carry On Up The Charts, was one of the fastest-selling albums in UK history, entering at #1 and staying there for weeks, becoming one of the country’s most popular albums ever.
When The Beautiful South split in 2007, some members of the band didn’t feel ready to hang up their microphones or instruments just yet…
Two years later, singers Dave Hemingway and Alison Wheeler, alongside life long members Damon Butcher (keys), Gaz Birtles (sax) and Tony Robinson (trumpet), came out of retirement and formed the 9 piece band, The South.