Paul Heaton says - "They're very good"
The Southmartins are a tribute to The Beautiful South & Housemartins, regularly gigging since early 2010 in the North and starting to stretch their legs further afield, they have built up an unbeatable reputation as a live experience. With a set of classic hits and other bits to draw upon from The Beautiful South and The Housemartins such as "Song for Whoever" , "Good as Gold (Stupid as Mud)" "36D", "Perfect 10", "Rotterdam", "Happy Hour", "Sheep" and many more this is a band that crosses over many audiences. Their performances are filled with energy and soul and they're not afraid to stray from merely trying to recreate the past, making many of the songs their own whilst still staying true to the spirit of the originals. Lead singer Andy's voice is about as close to Paul Heaton as you could hope for without it being the man himself (who has said the band are "very good") and with two other great singers and a young band of excellent musicians a rather lively atmosphere is brought to proceedings. They have played at pubs, clubs, festivals and were the first tribute to play at Paul Heaton's pub The Kings Arms in Salford as part of the launch weekend for his top 3 album with Jacqui Abbott, which they sold out in two days, prompting an immediate re-booking.
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The Southmartins - Beautiful South & Housemartins Tribute Band
Here are some nice things people have said about us recently
"I have seen hundreds of tribute bands but seriously you were the best! I know Paul but if I didn't and closed my eyes I would have known no different! x"
"Outstanding lads...n lady...I mostly go to see rock n metal bands but have a guilty pleasure of Housemartins/Beautiful South...you were absolutely brilliant...LOVED "Build" n "Sail This Ship Alone"...hope you didn't mind me singing to every song...lol. Won't be the last time I see you all...many thanks for last night"
My wife is a big fan of yours. We have been to see you so many times and always a top night"