Beautiful South singer Paul Heaton celebrates his 60th by putting £60K behind the bar

Paul Heaton

Beautiful South singer Paul Heaton has put £60,000 behind the bar at pubs around the UK today to mark his 60th birthday.

And while most of the pubs are outside our region, two are most definitely not. If you head down to The Glue Pot in Emlyn Square, Swindon or The Thunderbolt on Bath Road, Bristol today you might just be able to have a drink on Paul.

In a Twitter post, Paul said: To celebrate my 60th birthday (today), I’d originally intended to do another bicycle tour, visiting and performing at 60 pubs across the UK & Ireland. However, due to recording delays caused by the pandemic, I’ve had to shelve these plans for the time being.

The GluepotInstead, 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. Please head over to the pub, show your support and raise a toast to me on my birthday!