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The Southmartins have carved themselves a unique niche in the tribute scene since forming in late 2009.
Playing fast and loose with the back catalogues of the Housemartins and the Beautiful South (and the occasional foray into Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott’s more recent hits) the band manage to not only bring the sound of these two hugely successful British bands to their shows but also pull off the neat trick of making many of the songs their own with energetic, soulful interpretations and playful arrangements.
Very much a band to involve the audience along the way, expect a great big singalong to classic hits such as Happy Hour, Good as Gold, Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Caravan of Love and many more.
With a voice as close as you could hope for to Mr Heaton himself in lead singer Andy (Paul says “They’re really good”) and a super-tight band the band have honed their shows at increasingly large music venues across the UK including playing several times at Paul Heaton’s Kings Arms in Salford.
With support from very special guests: Be Quiet, Shout Loud & Amelia Coburn
"They're really good" - Paul Heaton. The Southmartins are the acclaimed, leading Beautiful South & Housemartins tribute band. An energetic seven-piece band that plays the hits and other bits of a hugely successful and varied songbook. With an unbeatable set of classic tracks such as 'Song For Whoever', 'Good As Gold', 'Perfect 10', 'Rotterdam', 'Happy Hour' and many more the Southmartins have been touring the UK regularly since 2010 and have garnered a fantastic reputation for their high energy live shows at clubs, venues, festivals and even Paul Heaton's pub The Kings Arms on several occasions.
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Be Quiet Shout Loud
This sextet from Middlesbrough play Disco, Electro, Punk and Feather Boas!
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With a voice set to stun and a gift for interpretation that is second to none, Amelia Coburn spends every spare moment rifling through records and filtering the findings through her punky ukulele playing to wow audiences across the North East and increasingly beyond. Think Eva Cassidy if she had spent the whole of 1976 in CBGBs. To categorise what she plays would be futile but her main influences range from classic, sophisticated pop/rock (David Bowie, Kate Bush, early Elton John) through to Punk, New Wave and the first wave of Indie music (The Smiths, The Jam, Blondie) but she is constantly seeking out hidden gems to drop like bombs on her audiences.
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Middlesbrough Town Hall
- Albert Road
- TS1 1LP