What has become of Jacqui Abbott?

St Helens-born Beautiful South singer Jacqui Abbott is set to embark on a nation-wide tour following her ultra-successful return to limelight.

Friday, 6th June 2014, 3:34 pm
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott

Abbott first rose to prominence almost 20 years ago when she joined the Beautiful South after a chance encounter with the band’s singer-songwriter Paul Heaton.

Her tenure with the band coincided with their most successful period, scoring top ten hits with Rotterdam, Perfect 10 and Don’t Marry Her; the latter seeing Abbot sing the lead vocal.

However, the 41-year-old quit the group in 2000 to devote more time to her son, who has autism.

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She re-united her Heaton earlier this year, with the pair releasing the album What Have We Become, and performing a series of gigs at smaller venues.

Now Abbott and Heaton have announced a series of concerts at larger venues following the popularity of their earlier shows.

And fans in her hometown won’t have far to travel to catch the St Helens songstress live.

She will be playing at both Warrington Parr Hall and Manchester’s 02 Apollo during a 10-day tour, which starts at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall on November 27.

They will also be released a second single, Moulding Of A Fool, from their album top be released on July 27.