ABOUT THE BAND
The Beautiful South and The Housemartins Tribute Band, The Beautiful Couch
Emulating two of Hull's finest, and most popular exports, The Beautiful Couch is the UK's best Beautiful South and The Housemartins tribute band. 'The Couch' first formed in 2002, playing all over the country, and built up a loyal following and a huge reputation in the tribute band world.
Playing venues such as Liverpool's The Cavern Club and the Matthew Street Festival, the KC Stadium in Hull, and they also supported Deacon Blue and The Commitments at Humberfest!
After taking a few years off, The Beautiful Couch returned for a one off gig at Hull City Hall in May 2012. Such was the demand for the band to return, they decided to grab their instruments and return to the stage and the fans flocked to see them.
Playing a full range of The Beautiful South and Housemartins classic, The Beautiful Couch also mix in a few Paul Heaton and Jaqui Abbot songs from the newly reformed duo.
Now they're back and raring to go, if you missed them first time around, don't make the same mistake again!
The Beautiful Couch are: Ed Faulkner, Jan Brumby, Johnny Kramer, Adam Parrish, Antoine Robinson, and Pete Bartley.
The Housemartins Condensed
Formed in Hull in 1983, The Housemartins mixed jangle pop with socialist subjects and had a string of hits including 'Happy Hour', 'Sheep', 'Five Get Over Excited' and the Isley Brothers cover 'Caravan of Love'.
The Housemartins split in 1988, with singer Paul Heaton and drummer Dave Hemingway going on to form The Beautiful South, whilst bassist Norman Cook went on to become the international chart topping DJ, Fatboy Slim.
Cream of The Beautiful South
After the split of The Housemartins, The Beautiful South released their debut album in 1989, which started their run of chart hits.
With a career spanning 19 years, when The Beautiful South split in 2007, they'd sold over 15million records worldwide, and it's said that 1 in 4 UK households owns their 'Carry On Up The Charts' greatest hits album. Heaton and Rotheray are also credited as the most successful songwriting partnership since Lennon and McCartney!