sunbirds featuring dave hemingway (the beautiful south) 05. MayMay. 2023 07:00pm


Co-founding member of The Beautiful South, Dave Hemingway brings his new band Sunbirds, to Grimsby on Friday 5th May 2023, with support from Alex Henderson.

Friday 5th May 2023
Doors 7.00pm
Age Restriction - 14+ (Under 18’s to be accompanied by an adult)
Tickets | £13.00+BF

The audience for this show will be standing

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Having retired from the live scene at the back end of 2016, Dave has been keeping busy together with erstwhile South colleague, guitarist/songwriter Phil Barton, new discovery singer/violinist Laura Wilcockson and drummer Marc Parnell.

Although born and bred in England, the band's sound predominantly features the instrumentation of traditional American roots music combined with the occasional outburst of guitar-heavy melody more associated with Seattle in the late 80's / early 90's.

Their debut album, ‘Cool To Be Kind’, is the result of a few transitional years in Dave and Phil’s individual personal worlds. Released in November 2020, on the independent label Nectar Records, it tells tales that cover contemporary themes as well as age-old matters of the heart and soul - all viewed through the bottom of a recently drained pint glass.

“A highpoint of it’s rootier ilk” - We Are Cult

“Appealingly understated songwriting” - Classic Pop Magazine

“An album with warmth to spare” - MOJO Magazine

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Supporting Sunbirds is Grimsby-Born, Multi-Instrumentalist, Singer and Songwriter, Alex Henderson. A musician currently studying in Leeds whose influences are drawn from far and wide, from his small-town upbringing to his time living in Leeds. Alex performs regular live sets, both acoustically, as well as with his band on many of the stages in the city.

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Tickets are now on sale priced at £13.00, plus the standard See Tickets commission. The age requirement for this event is 14 plus. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Our ticket sales are handled by Seetickets’ policy is that all tickets are non-refundable unless, during the checkout process, you pay extra to protect your tickets. In this event, you may be able to claim a refund from Seetickets, if your reason for cancellation is covered by their terms and conditions. Docks Academy is unable to process refunds in all circumstances. Please note this event is for people aged 14 and over. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Anyone aged under 14 will be refused admission and no refunds will be issued for tickets purchased for under 14s, whether or not ticket protection has been paid for.


Docks Academy has a wheelchair-accessible lift which provides access to the first floor. We are committed to making the venue accessible to everyone and we endeavour to accommodate all access requirements within the constraints of our historic building, and health and safety regulations. Please do contact us prior to your visit so we are aware of your access needs. Email or phone 07733244110

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