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The Last King Of Pop: Paul Heaton, Jacqui Abbott, Richard Hawley
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott and their band will perform Paul’s recently released career spanning collection ‘The Last King Of Pop’ – featuring the best of The Housemartins, The Beautiful South and Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott - at Stockport County’s Edgeley Park Stadium on Friday 21st June 2019.
One of the UK’s most prolifically gifted songwriters Paul Heaton’s ‘The Last King Of Pop’ features 23 of the finest songs from throughout Paul’s extraordinary music career, including hits from his days in the Housemartins, through his time in the multi-platinum pop co-operative The Beautiful South, his solo years, and up to the present day in his long-standing collaboration with former Beautiful South singer Jacqui Abbott.
English singer-songwriter Paul Heaton, most famous for his roles within The Housemartins and The Beautiful South and for writing hits such as Rotterdam, Don't Marry Her and Perfect 10.
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Jacqui Abbott was the female lead singer with the band The Beautiful South after 1994, following the departure of Briana Corrigan.
The band were arguably more successful with Abbott on board, releasing several Top 10 singles. Amongst their most successful hits during her stint were: 'Rotterdam', 'Perfect 10', 'Don't Marry Her' and 'Dream a Little Dream of Me' (cover). Abbott was discovered by Paul Heaton, the Beautiful South's other lead singer, after she and a friend met him outside a night club. Heaton invited them to a party, where Abbot's friend encouraged her to sing. Heaton was impressed with her singing, and later invited her to audition to replace Corrigan.
She left the band in 2000, because of the pressure of touring, to concentrate on looking after her son, who had just been diagnosed with autism.
Jacqui Abbott reunited with Paul Heaton in June 2011 to perform in his musical The 8th and has continued to gig with him.
Jacqui Abbott tour dates
A guitarist's guitarist who has played with the likes of Pulp, Longpigs and Robbie Williams, now out on his own with a repertoire of original songs melding classic Americana with true grit Northern Britain. He has twice been nominated for the much coveted Mercury Prize award.
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