Paul Carrack is an English soul pop rock singer-songwriter from Sheffield, Yorkshire, best known for his solo career and as a member of Mike + The Mechanics.
Starting his music career in 1969, as the frontman of Ace, who released three albums, before disbanding in 1977. He joined Mike + The Mechanics in 1985, and released seven albums, before he left the group in 2004.
Alongside his time in the band he released many solo albums including, his third solo album, ‘One Good Reason’, released in 1987, which contained the hit Don't Shed a Tear that reached #9 in the Billboard Hot 100. His latest album and seventeenth solo album, ‘Soul Shadows’, hit #25 in the UK Albums Chart in 2016.
Paul Carrack has lined up a UK tour for early 2017 and a summer show at Glasgow's Kelvingrove Bandstand as part of the venue's Summer Nights series, as well as a UK tour in early 2018. Catch him live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Have been to probably every gig Paul and the band have done over the years. Had the pleasure of meeting Paul at Heathrow Airport when we were both stuck because of fog, charming guy - made my year. Took time to talk to me, would like to sell him a suit that fits!
We saw Paul at The Waterside Aylesbury 1st December, we went with some trepidation as we had only been once to this new theatre and saw Bill Wyman in concert and were sadly disappointed with the sound and atmosphere.
What a difference when Paul and his incredible band walk on to the stage, no introduction needed; then I was hit with the first beat of the first song and transformed right up until the last encore, a total roller coaster of emotions. Every individual song portrayed so tuneful, tasteful and professionally produced. The sound balance and lighting absolutely spot on.
I bought 4 CDs on the night and they have been played constantly ever since and I keep having to stop what I'm doing to just listen. I have appreciated Paul for some years and saw him once a few years ago, however seeing him this time made me realize what a superb musician, song writer and singer he really is, as a gigging musician myself I just wish I had half the ability to put so much emotion into a song. I will be buying tickets to see him again later on his tour.
I saw him at York Barbican on Sat 23rd November, I wasn't going to go as just got over death of my mam, but as all paid for I sat with tears in my eyes all the way through, amazing songs from the heart. What a performer, and wow the new stuff like the old Brenda Lee records and even Ray Charles. Fabulous.