Win a pair of tickets to see Sunbirds in Southampton


Beautiful South member Dave Hemingway’s new band

Having retired from the live scene in 2016, Dave has been keeping busy together with erst while South colleague, guitarist/songwriter Phil Barton, new discovery singer/violinist Laura Wilcockson and drummer Marc Parnell.

‘Cool To Be Kind’ was released in November 2020, on the independent label Nectar Records signalling the arrival of Sunbirds with new songs and a new sound.

Although born and bred in England, the band’s sound predominantly features the instrumentation of traditional American roots music combined with the occasional outburst of guitar heavy melody more associated with Seattle in the late 80’s/early 90’s.

However, you can only sing about what you know. “Although a lot of the songs have an Americana feel” says Dave “they’re still about life in England. You’re going to feel a bit daft singing about pick-up trucks and low down honky-tonks when you live in Yorkshire.”

Win a pair of tickets to see Sunbirds at The Brook, Southampton on 22nd September 2022 at 7.30pm . Visit

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