Paul Heaton

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Paul Heaton: ‘If my manager says: “Don't do something stupid!” I know it’s a thing to do’
When music magazine Q folded during the pandemic, the founder of the Housemartins and the Beautiful South stepped in with a large donation to the staff. And it’s not his only act of quiet altruism this year

Niall Doherty

29, Dec, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Liam Gallagher leads wave of free concerts for NHS staff
The Script, Rick Astley and others also announce benefit shows to thank workers fighting coronavirus

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

10, Apr, 2020 @4:22 PM

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The Beautiful South: how we made Rotterdam (Or Anywhere)
‘I wrote it in a bar in Rotterdam. I’d been drinking all night and probably smelled. When they tried to move me on, I got really pissed off’

Interviews by Henry Yates

30, Mar, 2020 @3:13 PM

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Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott: Manchester Calling review – rich vignettes on life's vagaries
Heaton and Abbott’s fourth album together finds them mulling the ups and downs of British life in gently acerbic style

Dave Simpson

06, Mar, 2020 @9:30 AM

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The Housemartins: how we made Happy Hour
‘I started getting letters from pub landlords saying that people were jumping on tables to it. I don’t know if many listeners realised it’s about women being harassed’

Interviews by Dave Simpson

04, Dec, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott: Crooked Calypso review – wise, witty and weighty

Rachel Aroesti

20, Jul, 2017 @1:00 PM

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Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott: Wisdom, Laughter and Lines review – glorious hymns to life's simple pleasures
The former Beautiful South singers reunite for another excellent album of exuberant but bittersweet songs

Dave Simpson

22, Oct, 2015 @9:15 PM

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Ched Evans: Sheffield United withdraw offer of training
Football club reverses decision to allow convicted rapist to use facilities following public pressure over former player’s future

Owen Gibson, chief sports correspondent, and Chris Johnston

21, Nov, 2014 @7:55 AM

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Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott review – British pop's unlikely stars return with harmony and wit
Backed by a six-piece band, the Beautiful South besties deliver new hits and old favourites, writes Ian Gittins

Ian Gittins

29, May, 2014 @1:01 PM

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Happy hour again: Paul Heaton tours UK pubs on his bike
Ex-Beautiful South frontman Paul Heaton is going on a tour of Britain, cycling from gig to gig. He tells Laura Barton why he can't write lyrics unless he's in Hull – and tunes unless he's in Gran Canaria

Laura Barton

06, Jun, 2012 @5:30 PM

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Paul Heaton's The 8th – review
Billed as "one of the longest pop songs ever", this confusing piece examines society's evils via the vehicle of the seven deadly sins, writes Dave Simpson

Dave Simpson

10, Jul, 2011 @5:16 PM

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Manchester International Festival 2011: Paul Heaton confesses all

Former Beautiful South frontman Paul Heaton has written one of the longest pop songs ever, about the 8th deadly sin

Leonie Cooper

28, May, 2011 @10:59 AM

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