The Sou’westers are Liam Ryan (The Narcs), Aly Cook and Dean Heatherington (The Coalrangers).
Ryan made his name as a songwriter playing keyboards with gold record and TUI award winners The Narcs with whom he wrote a number of singles which charted in the 1980s: “You Took Me Heart and Soul’, “Diamonds on China” and “Missing In Action”. He has also had success writing singles for other artists including Midge Marsden (“One Wheel In The Sand”). He has since had a long career as a producer with two solo albums and has been a sideman playing alongside international artists such as US guitarist Robben Ford and UK bluesman Long John Baldry. In the early 1990s he worked regularly in Hollywood and was signed to Criterion Publishing who also had in their stable Stewart Copeland (The Police) and Lyle Lovett.