Beautiful South - Where it's always warm and sunny

Alternative rock group, its members having the Housemartins as their home band and grey, boreal Hull, England as their home base.

Beatiful South band name explanation - UK beachAccording to one source Beautiful South wanted to make fun of the Housemartins, sturdy northerners not known for doing the conga who stayed behind.

According to the BBC website however the story is quite different: there the choice for Beautiful South is called 'ironic'.

Singer Paul Heaton is said to have said that he chose the name to sarcastically voice his past and present dislike of the south of England and its inhabitants.

Active: 1988-2007, GBR

See also: Housemartins

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