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Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Shed life......it's got a Housemartin in it's rafters

So I'm checkin' me Twitter and those nice people from Songs from the Shed sends me this jokey little tweet......


There's a Housemartin nesting in my shed  :-)

So I'm like Ok I'm game, expectin' to see a pic of some cute little bird (nowt sexist) aaand lo and behold it is a Housemartin and it's goin' Beautiful South for the winter (ok no more puns).....

  
 
.....it's non other than the leg end that is Paul Heaton.


They were absolutely delighted that Paul agreed to take a slight detour to the shed whilst touring the country by bike to celebrate his 50th birthday on the 50/50 tour. 50 venues 50 miles apart totalling 2500 miles.
After a tough ride, wind and rain have been an added difficullty on this 
tour, Paul restored himself with a pack of Haribo and was soon into the shed giving them three fine renditions including a cover of Stevie Wonders "A place in the sun"
It seemed somehow apt that the former Housemartin was so at home in the shed.



If you get the chance why not spend some of your hard earned beer tokens and go and see the man himself on what's left of his British tour before he literally does head down south (well down under actually) to tour Australia in October.  I'll be sellin' my collection of Bonio (no not that guy from U2) so I can get a ticket for Liverpool in December.

Tue 12th June 2012The Thunderbolt
124 Bath Road
Totterdown
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Wed 13th June 2012The Aggi Inn
25 East Street
Braunton
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Thu 14th June 2012The Driftwood Spas
Trevaunance Cove
St. Agnes
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Fri 15th June 2012The Polgooth Inn
Ricketts Road
Polgooth
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Sun 17th June 2012The Jolly Farmer
8 Market Street
Newton Abbot
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Mon 18th June 2012The Fox and Hounds
Duck Street
Cattistock
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Tue 19th June 2012The Tap
2 Avenue Road
Sandown
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Thu 21st June 2012The Duke of Wellington
68 Brighton Road
Shoreham-by-Sea
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Fri 22nd June 2012The Shurland Hotel
79-81 High Street
Eastchurch
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Sat 23rd June 2012The Pelton Arms
23-25 Pelton Road
London
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Thu 5th July 2012‘Paul Heaton’s The 8th’ and ‘Paul Heaton & Friends - Greatest Hits Set' - London Barbican[map]Buy Now
Fri 6th July 2012‘Paul Heaton’s The 8th’ and ‘Paul Heaton & Friends - Greatest Hits Set' - Salford Lowry

Salford
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Sat 7th July 2012The M Fest
Harewood House
Leeds
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Sun 8th July 2012The M Fest
Harewood House
Leeds
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Tue 10th July 2012‘Paul Heaton’s The 8th’ and ‘Paul Heaton & Friends - Greatest Hits Set' - Sheffield Lyceum
St Paul's Square
Sheffield
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Wed 11th July 2012‘Paul Heaton’s The 8th’ and ‘Paul Heaton & Friends - Greatest Hits Set' - Birmingham St Paul's
St Paul's Square
Birmingham
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Thu 12th July 2012Latitude Festival
Henham Park
Southwold
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Sat 8th September 2012Music Hall
Rambla de Catalunya 2
Barcelona
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Fri 16th November 2012Guildford G Live
London Road
Guildford
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Sat 17th November 2012Cambridge Corn Exchange
Wheeler Street
Cambridge
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Mon 19th November 2012Bristol Colston Hall
Colston Street
Bristol
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Tue 20th November 2012Plymouth Pavilions
Millbay Road
Plymouth
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Wed 21st November 2012Brighton Dome
29 New Road
Brighton
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Fri 23rd November 201202 Academy Bournemouth
570 Christchurch Road
Bournemouth
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Sat 24th November 2012Reading Hexagon
Queens Walk
Berkshire
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Mon 26th November 2012Cardiff St Davids Hall
The Hayes Castle
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Tue 27th November 2012Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
The Leas
Folkestone
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Wed 28th November 2012Southend Cliff Pavilion
Station Road
Southend-on-Sea
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Fri 30th November 2012Birmingham Symphony Hall
Victoria Square
Birmingham
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Sat 1st December 201202 Apollo Manchester
Stockport Road, Ardwick Green
Manchester
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Sun 2nd December 2012O2 Academy Sheffield

Sheffield
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Tue 4th December 2012O2 Academy Leeds

Leeds
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Wed 5th December 2012Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Theatre Square
Nottingham
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Thu 6th December 2012Norwich UEA
Earlham Road
Norwich
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Sat 8th December 2012Newcastle City Hall
Northumberland Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Sun 9th December 201202 Academy Glasgow
121 Eglington Street
Glasgow
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Mon 10th December 2012Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
36 Hope Street
Liverpool
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Wed 12th December 2012London HMV Forum
9-17 Highgate Road
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Thu 13th December 201202 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Shepherds Bush Green
London
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Fri 14th December 2012London Indig02
02 Peninsula Square
London
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More news from Songs in the Shed soon in the meantime.....check this out!