Local singer-songwriter Paddy Nash, along with his band ‘the Happy Enchiladas’, have been announced as the support art for next month’s Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott gig at Derry’s Nerve Centre.
Playing on Sunday 26th October the band will also play support for the Belfast gig at the Ulster Hall on the following night, Monday 27th October.
Speaking to the ‘Journal’ Paddy said they were all looking forward to the gig.
“We’re all over the moon. The Beautiful South were one of those bands that everybody loved, and still know the songs from, so to play support to two of their members in the only two tour dates they are playing in Northern Ireland is great.
“One of our band members Eddie O’Donnell said he wasn’t available because he was going to the Heaton gig - I was able to tell him he could still see them, he would just be playing beforehand too!”
Before their split in 2007, Jacqui Abbot was the female vocalist who contributed to The Beautiful South’s biggest hits, including ‘Rotterdam’, ‘Perfect 10’ and ‘Don’t Marry Her’.
This year saw the singer reunite with founding co-frontman Paul Heaton for ‘What Have We Become’, their first album of music together since the multi-million selling days of their previous band. Hitting the road in support of the release, the pair open their Irish tour with a date at the Nerve Centre where they’ll be performing new songs alongside classic tracks from The Beautiful South’s and The Housemartins’ back catalogues.
Tickets on sale from Ticketmaster outlets, www.
ticketmaster.ie and at the Nerve Centre box office.