Simply Red's Mick Hucknall going solo: audio
One of the greatest British voices of all-time Mick Hicknall has gone solo.
American Soul, out October 29, hails the beginning of a new chapter for ex-Simply Red frontman after he called time on the band following their sell-out Farewell Tour in December 2010.
The start of Hucknall’s solo career gives him free rein to record, together on one album, his favourites from his own personal journey through the American soul genre, giving an insight into the music that has inspired him throughout his life.
Hucknall, renowned for his great interpretations of others’ songs, having already had global hits with Money’s Too Tight To Mention, If You Don’t Know Me By Now and You Make Me Feel Brand New, tackles Otis Reading classic That’s How Strong My Love Is.
Hucknall says: “It was working with Ron Wood and the Faces, then occasional stints with Charlie Watts and Bill Wymans bands that helped me realise how much I love singing old school R&B. They certainly played a part in inspiring the making of this album.”
Together with Simply Red, Hucknall has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, won a plethora of awards - including three BRITS, two Ivor Novellos and a MOBO, and has performed to audiences totaling over 10 million across the globe.
Hucknall is now ready to launch the next phase of his extraordinary career with this solo album and full UK tour, which has already kicked off.
Listen to the album here: