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The Beautiful South

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The Beautiful South Music Videos

You Keep It All In Play Video

You Keep It All In

From The Live In The Forest DVD You Keep It All In

Woman In The Wall Play Video

Woman In The Wall

From The Live In The Forest DVD Woman In The Wall

We Are Each Other Play Video

We Are Each Other

From The Live In The Forest DVD We Are Each Other

This Old Skin Play Video

This Old Skin

From The Live In The Forest DVD This Old Skin

Song For Whoever Play Video

Song For Whoever

From The Live In The Forest DVD Song For Whoever

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The Beautiful South Biography

The Beautiful South was an English pop/rock group formed at the end of the 1980s by two former members of Hull group The Housemartins, Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway, both of whom performed lead and backing vocals. Other members throughout the band's tenure were former Housemartins roadie Sean Welch (bass), Dave Stead (drums) and Dave Rotheray (guitar). After the band's first album (recorded as a quintet), they were joined by a succession of female vocalists, all of whom performed lead and backing vocals alongside Heaton and Hemingway - Briana Corrigan for albums two and three, followed by Jacqui Abbott for the fourth through seventh albums, and finally Alison Wheeler for the final three Beautiful South albums.

The group broke up in January 2007, claiming the split was due to "musical similarities", having sold around 15 million records worldwide. In January 2009, it was announced that the former members Dave Hemingway, Alison Wheeler, and Dave Stead would reform under the name "New Beautiful South" which was later changed to "The South".

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