WIN: The South tickets for Sheffield City Hall

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The South, featuring ex-members of The Beautiful South - Dave Hemingway and Alison Wheeler - will perform the band’s greatest hits at Sheffield City Hall on Friday, June 13.

And we’ve got a pairt of tickets to be won.

Expect the show to feature hit singles such as Old Red Eyes Is Back, Rotterdam, Don’t Marry Her, Perfect 10 and chart topper A Little Time.

They will also be singing songs from The South’s own debut album, Sweet Refrains.

Guarantee your seats. Tickets are £20, may be subject to a booking fee. Buy in person, call 0114 2789 789 or visit www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/The-South-.

For a chance to win a pair read on.

Formed in 1988 The Beautiful South’s greatest hits album, Carry On Up The Charts, was one of the fastest-selling albums in UK history, entering at number one and staying there for weeks, as one of the country’s most popular albums ever.

After 20 years, 10 studio albums, five greatest hits compilations, 34 chart singles, 15 million record sales worldwide and performing in front of millions of fans, when time was called on The Beautiful South in 2008, not everyone was ready to leave the party.

Dave Hemingway and Ali Wheeler, were having too much fun to get out the pipe and slippers, and so The South was formed.

Joining the duo were fellow mainstays from the original touring band: keyboard wizard Damon Butcher and the potent horn section of Gaz Birtles and Tony Robinson that brought so much to the live shows.

Dave Hemingway’s musical career stretches back into the Eighties. He became a founder member of The Beautiful South after the demise of The Housemartins, who had enjoyed a sustained purple patch and many hits before calling it a day in 1988.

Whilst bassist Norman Cook went on to become superstar DJ Fat Boy Slim, Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway proceeded to form the new band in December 1988. Right from the off, The Beautiful South seemed to defy the normal logic associated with pop bands, not least for the fact that they stayed together for 20 years.

Nowadays The South continue to supply new, fresh, caustic pop on their debut album Sweet Refrains, which was released in November 2012 on Zoo Records to critical acclaim.

WIN TICKETS

For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see The South at Sheffield City Hall on June 13 enter our FREE draw by either email or Twitter.

Email your name and contact details, with StarCompSOUTH in the subject field, to staronline@sheffieldnewspapers.co.uk.

Or follow Digital Editor Graham Walker on Twitter @GW1962 and tweet him with #StarCompSOUTH.

Deadline is Friday, June 6, 2014, 10am. Usual rules and data terms, see below.

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