Paul Heaton’s birthday: free drinks in Kings Heath and Moseley from Housemartins and Beautiful South singer

The former member of the Housemartins and Beautiful South has put money behind the bar at these two pubs to celebrate his 60th birthday

Singer-songwriter Paul Heaton usually cycles around the country and performs to celebrate his birthday.

But with the pandemic causing delays with recording he is unable to cycle to 60 pubs around the country as he had planned to mark his 60th birthday.

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So, instead he’s put cash behind the bar at them instead- so that regulars and fans can drink in his honour.

And the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath and Patrick Kavanagh in Moseley are on the list!

After leaving the Housemartins and Beautiful South he’s been touring with former Beautiful South member Jacqui Abbot.

Paul Heaton is buying drinks to celebrate his 60th birthday.

In a statement on Twitter, he wrote: "I’ve decided that the next best way to celebrate this coming of age is to handpick 60 pubs across the UK & Ireland and put a given amount of money behind the bar of each one.

"Then, both regulars and yourselves can enjoy a birthday drink on me (until the money runs out, or the bar runs dry!)

"The hope is to bring people together on the day, whilst recognising that many folk who bought my records or showed me support over the years, could do with a wee party, as we come out of Covid and hit potential financial struggles."

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