PAUL HEATON, Beautiful South and Housemartins founder, is set to play a National Tour of Australia this coming October; performing a Greatest Hits set including songs from both acts, as well as new material.
The warm, mellifluous voice of Paul Heaton often masks the jagged satirical content of his lyrics. From pointed political jabs like “The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death” to darkly comical love stories such as “Something That You Said,” Heaton′s work with the Housemartins and the Beautiful South has had countless listeners obliviously humming along to his biting wit.
In the ′80s, Heaton was the leader of the Housemartins. Like the Smiths, the Housemartins were college radio all-stars in the U.S.; in 1986, the video for the Housemartins′ “Happy Hour” was selected as a Hip Clip of the Week on MTV; the rollicking single is still a favorite of′80s flashback shows on modern rock stations.
Paul Heaton plays Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney & Perth this October. Tickets on sale now!
Popfrenzy & Troubadour Music Presents...
Wednesday 17 October 2012 Jive Bar, ADELAIDE www.moshtix.com.au
Thursday 18 October 2012 Corner Hotel, MELBOURNE www.cornerhotel.com
Saturday 20 October 2012 The Factory SYDNEY www.factorytheatre.com.au
Sunday 21 October 2012 Fly By Night PERTH www.flybynight.org
27th June, 2012 : Posted by Admin