Alison comes home to Northamptonshire for The South gig

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Following a successful spring and summer touring the country and playing festivals, The South head to Northampton next week as part of their UK tour.

After a career spanning three decades, 10 studio albums, three greatest hits compilations, 34 chart singles, 15 million record sales worldwide and performances to millions of fans, The Beautiful South disbanded in 
2007.

However, several members of the band weren’t ready to let it go.

Two years later, Northamptonshire singer Alison Wheeler and Dave Hemingway, alongside lifelong members Damon Butcher, Gaz Birtles and Tony Robinson, came out of retirement and formed The South.

A few years further down the line, The South now have their debut album under their belt.

A self-financed labour of love, Sweet Refrains unveils their own brand of irresistible pop melodies, laced with twists of caustic wit and opens another new chapter started by The Beautiful South.

Expect songs from the album as well as classics including A Little Time, Perfect 10, Rotterdam and Don’t Marry Her.

The South play the Roadmender in Northampton on Friday, December 5.

Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets cost £20 in advance.

For more details visit www.thesouth.co.uk

Former Marillion man Fish will play a rescheduled show at the Roadmender on Saturday, December 13. Previous tickets are valid. Doors open at 7pm and tickets cost £22.50 in advance.

Tickets are also on sale for The Inspiral Carpets who return to the venue in December.

The Mancunian legends achieved numerous top 20 sings during the early 1990s.

They play on Saturday, December 20. Support is by The Scruff. Doors open at 7pm, tickets cost £18 in advance.

For more information about all forthcoming shows and to buy tickets, visit www.theroadmender.com