Paul Heaton

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Also performs as: Biscuit Boy (a.k.a. Crackerman)


Paul David Heaton (born 9 May 1962) is an English singer-songwriter.

Heaton was a member of The Housemartins, who had success with the singles "Happy Hour" and the number-one "Caravan of Love" in 1986 before disbanding in 1988. He then became a member of The Beautiful South, whose debut single and album was released in 1989 to commercial success and continued with a series of hits throughout the 1990s, including the number-one single "A Little Time". They disbanded in 2007. He subsequently pursued a solo career, which produced three albums, and in 2014 he released What Have We Become?, a well-received collaboration with former Beautiful South vocalist Jacqui Abbott.In 2015 he released another album with her Wisdom,Laughter and Lines

British newspaper The Guardian has described Heaton as "one of our finest songwriters: his music reveals an exuberant ear for melody, his lyrics a keen eye and a brilliant wit". AllMusic said: "The warm, mellifluous voice of Paul Heaton often masks the jagged satirical content of his lyrics."

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Fat Chance Paul Heaton 2
2008 The Cross Eyed Rambler Paul Heaton 2
2010 Acid Country Paul Heaton 1
2012 Paul Heaton presents... The 8th Paul Heaton 2
2014 What Have We Become Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott 6
2015 Wisdom, Laughter and Lines Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 The Perfect Couple Paul Heaton 1
2008 Mermaids and Slaves Paul Heaton 1

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