Jacqui Abbott

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Jacqueline "Jacqui" Abbott (born 10 November 1973) in St Helens, Lancashire is a singer who was the lead vocalist with the band The Beautiful South after 1994, following the departure of Briana Corrigan.

With Abbott, the band released several Top 10 singles. Amongst their most successful hits during her stint were: "Rotterdam", "Perfect 10", "Don't Marry Her" and "Dream a Little Dream of Me". Abbott was discovered by Paul Heaton, the Beautiful South's other lead singer, after she and a friend met him outside a night club. Heaton invited them to a party, where Abbot's friend encouraged her to sing. Heaton was impressed with her singing, and later invited her to audition to replace Corrigan.[1]

She left the band in 2000,[2][3] because of the pressure of touring, to concentrate on looking after her son, who had just been diagnosed with autism.[1]

Abbott reunited with Paul Heaton in June 2011 to perform in his musical The 8th, while in 2013 they recorded a new album What Have We Become? released on 19 May 2014. She is currently on tour with Heaton [4]


  1. ^ a b "Jacqui Abbott interviewed by Allan Johnson Radio 4 2nd June 2011". 2011-06-02. 
  2. ^ "It's All Two Beautiful". NME.COM. 2000-11-23. Archived from the original on 2008-08-14. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  3. ^ "Beautiful South - The Beautiful South: London Brixton Academy - Live Reviews - NME.COM". 2000-12-14. Archived from the original on 2008-08-14. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  4. ^ "What's On: Music, Film, & Things To Do in Manchester - Manchester Evening News". Menmedia.co.uk. 2014-07-11. Retrieved 2014-07-15.