Former Mike And The Mechanics frontman and Squeeze member and the voice behind world-wide hits such as Ace's "How Long" Squeeze's "Tempted" and the timeless classic "The Living Years", has a reputation as a stunning live performer.
After paying early dues in the jazz-rock band Warm Dust, Paul Carrack put his talent in front of the wider British public for the first time with Ace, who hit big in the UK and even bigger In the US with ‘How Long.’ After a spell as a studio member of Roxy Music, his solo career took its bow in 1980. Alongside it, and the brief spell in Squeeze that yielded ‘Tempted,’ he became the vocalist-keyboard player of choice for everyone from the Pretenders to the Smiths. ?
His tenure with Mike & The Mechanics contained classic lead vocals on such major hits as ‘The Living Years’ and ‘Over My Shoulder,’ before he found his true independence by setting up Carrack-UK and producing a string of assured albums, containing such landmark songs as ‘Satisfy My Soul,’ ‘I Live On A Battlefield’ and ‘Eyes Of Blue.’ That’s before you even factor in the gems he presented to the Eagles, who made anthems of ‘Love Will Keep Us Alive’ and ‘I Don’t Want To Hear Any More,’ or recording and performing collaborations with legends from Roger Waters to Ringo Starr to B.B. King.
His latest album, ‘Rain Or Shine’ comes right after an epic ten-month run of shows that followed the release of ‘Good Feeling,’ including a massive two-leg UK tour, international dates and a run of gigs in Europe and North America with Eric Clapton, who personally invited to join his stellar band and had him as featured vocalist.
'The Man with the Golden Voice' (BBC4)
'His soulful gem of a voice is one of pop's best kep secrets. It's about time that changed' (Daily Mail).?