WIN: Tickets to see The South

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The South, featuring ex-members of The Beautiful South, play Buxton Opera House on Saturday and we have two pairs of tickets to be won, writes Graham Walker.

Hear classics such as A Little Time, Don’t Marry Her, Rotterdam and Perfect 10, plus songs from The South’s own debut album, Sweet Refrains, available on iTunes and Amazon.

The South

The South

Buxton Opera House tickets are £21, may be subject to a booking fee. Buy in person, call 0845 127 2190 or visit

VIDEO: Press the play button to watch The South’s music video for single Pigeonhole, from their debut album.

When great British pop institution, The Beautiful South split in 2006, several members of the band weren’t ready to let it go.

So two years later, singers Dave Hemingway and Alison Wheeler, alongside life long members Damon Butcher (keys), Gaz Birtles (sax) and Tony Robinson (trumpet), came out of retirement and formed the nine piece band, The South.

With the realisation that if the fans didn’t want it, they wouldn’t do it, The South embarked on their journey. But boy, did the fans want it! And still do.

Those classic songs live on, all performed again live, as they have been doing since 1989!

A self financed labour of love, album 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.

* The South will also play Sheffield City Hall Ballroom on Friday, June 13, 2014.


For your chance to win a pair of tickets for the Buxton show this Saturday enter our free draw by post or Twitter.

Post your details to The South Competition, StarCompTS, Graham Walker, The Star, York Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 1PU.

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

But hurry.

Deadline is this Friday, February 21, 2014, 10am. Usual SNL rules and data marketing terms apply, see below.

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