06 June 2008

Holding Back The Years: Mick Hucknall

One of the most recognizable voices of the last two and a half decades, Mick Hucknall, singer for Simply Red is having a birthday this weekend (June 8th).

Known for his soulful voice and his locks of wild red curls, Hucknall has also been highly visible as a political supporter of the UK Labour Party.

In recent years, Mick has calmed his admitted womanizing, carousing, and partying to finally find the happiness he had been seeking with a wonderful woman and their beautiful daughter, which, glory be, has his lovely ginger locks.

Continuing his excellent contribution to the world of music, he recorded a solo venture Tribute to Bobby which pays homage to Bobby 'Blue' Bland by recording his own renditions of some of BB's classics. The album was released on May 19th 2008.

On Monday, Simply Red will release collectors editions of their albums Picture Book and A New Flame. They will do some concert dates together this summer, interspersed with Mick's solo shows supporting Tribute to Bobby. Visit the band's official website for more information and plenty of multimedia links for your enjoyment at simplyred.com .

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