The South on stage at Buxton

Once in a while a band appears that strikes a chord with many and their music becomes an integral part of a nation’s psyche. The Beautiful South is one such band whose music is the soundtrack for a generation, selling over 15 million albums over three decades.

After disbanding in 2007, members of the Beautiful South Dave Hemingway and Alison Wheeler went on to form The South with mainstays Damon Butcher and Gaz Birtles (keyboards and brass).

This talented nine-piece continues to celebrate the music of The Beautiful South, now with one highly acclaimed album Sweet Refrains under their belt. The South will be in Buxton Opera House this month and will play old and new tunes including Perfect 10, A Little Time, Rotterdam, Don’t Marry Her, You Keep It All In.

The South, are at Buxton on October 19, at 7.30pm. To buy tickets call Buxton Opera House on 01298 72190 or visit

Culture fiends will also enjoy Flit coming to the Opera House on October 24. Commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival, Flit is a music and animation collaboration with musicians from bands including Portishead, Mogwai, the Unthanks and BAFTA winning animators Whiterobot.