'Southern are the single most promising singer/songwriters in Ireland today.' (Gerry Anderson - BBC Radio Ulster)

Well respected and talented Belfast based acoustic band. Personally invited to perform industry showcases with BelNash Fest in Nashville March 2012.


SOUTHERN are a musical trio consisting of brother/sister Thom and Lucy Southern and drummer Gerry Morgan. Their music is a mixture of Alternative, Acoustic/Electric Indie which drifts into a modern style of folk/bluegrass.

So far SOUTHERN have played with artists such as Pete Doherty, Steve Harley, Francois & The Atlas Mountains, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Willy Mason, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Nathaniel Rateliff, Duke Special, Foy Vance, Raul Malo, Mundy and Iain Archer.

Thom Southern produced/mixed his band, Southern’s debut EP ‘World Don’t Shine’ in his bedroom where it was released in Belfast at a sold out semi-seated 'Mandela Hall' show May 2011. The debut EP was heavily played on Radio stations all over the UK with a few spot plays on well known stations such as Q Radio.

From here things have gained a greater level of interest, having recently finalized a set of new demos at Parr Street Studios, Liverpool, Southern have gained a high level of interest from both well respected Independent and Major UK record labels.

'Southern are the single most promising singer/songwriters in Ireland today' (Gerry Anderson - BBC Radio Ulster)

"Southern make me feel as though they're singing just to me, providing the soundtrack to my day as if they wrote these songs just for me to hear. It shouldn't be long before the world is feeling just like this. Bringing ethereal soulful pop to the mainstream". (Radio 1 BBC Introducing)

"Those guys were insane!!!" (Billy Lunn - The Subways)

"Armed with some infectious blues-tinged hooks, but with a fresh approach, Southern have the sound, look and attitude to back up a serious challenge." (BBC Radio Ulster ATL)


World Don't Shine EP - Self released May 2011