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The South are Perfect 10 for Holmfirth

The South, featuring former members of the great pop institution, The Beautiful South is playing in a town near you. Owing to popular demand the band has decided to play a second night and thanks, to Saddleworth News, you can win 2 tickets to see them on 26 Nov at Holmfirth Picturedrome,

The Beautiful South split in 2007, some members of the band didn’t feel ready to hang up their microphones or instruments just yet…  including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles. Since original singer, Dave Hemingway, left the group earlier this year, Gaz has now moved across to vocal duties.Saddleworth News They play the songs made famous by The Beautiful South and bring back the full flavour and excitement with the nine piece live band.

With the new reshuffle complete, The South are a full team again and raring to go! Their live show promises to continue to celebrate and perform the classic Beautiful South songs – A Little Time (the number one single), Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Old Red Eyes Is Back, Good as Gold, Don’t Marry Her. All performed again live, these songs, and many more, span an impressive 20 year career starting way back in 1989!

Come on! Let’s Carry On… Regardless!

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)


To enter and win* 2 tickets, please message Saddleworth News here with the answer to this question: 

What was The Beautiful South’s number one hit?


THE SOUTH – Autumn 2017 UK Tour Dates are:

Sun 22nd October WOLVERHAMPTON / BILSTON – Robin 2

Mon 23rd October STEVENAGE – Gordon Craig Theatre

Tues 24th October WEYMOUTH – Pavilion

Thurs 2nd November HALIFAX – Victoria Theatre

Fri 3rd November NEWARK – Palace Theatre

Thurs 16th November READING – Sub 89 Club

Fri 17th November HUNSTANTON – Princess Theatre

Sat 18 November SHEFFIELD – Plug

Sat 25th November HOLMFIRTH – Picturedrome – Box Office No:08444 780898/website www.picturedrome.net/tickets/The%20South/20171126.htm 

Sun 26th November HOLMFIRTH – Picturedrome – Box Office No:08444 780898/website www.picturedrome.net/tickets/The%20South/20171126.htm

Wed 29th November RUNCORN – Brindley

Thurs 30th November BURY ST EDMUNDS – Apex Theatre

Please visit The South’s website for details on booking

*The competition runs until Sat 23 Sept 12.00pm. Any answers after this time are invalid. Only one answer per email address. The final winner will be decided by random draw if there is more than one entrant will the correct answer. Family, team members or anyone connected with Saddleworth News may not enter. The winner will be asked to pick up their own tickets from the Holmfirth Hippodrome box office on the evening of the show and take with them their winning confirmation. No one under the age of 18 may enter. Saddleworth News holds no responsibility as to the conduct of the persons winning the tickets during the concert. The tickets are non-refundable and may not be sold on to another party.

 

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