Michael James "Mick" Hucknall (born 8 June 1960) is an English pop singer and songwriter. Formerly the lead singer of the modestly successful punk rock band the Frantic Elevators, Hucknall achieved international fame in the 1980s as the lead singer and songwriter of the soul-influenced pop band Simply Red, with whom he enjoyed a 25-year career and eventually sold over 50 million albums. Hucknall is recognisable for his smooth, distinctive voice and wide vocal range, as well as his red curly hair. He has been described by critic Trevor J. Leeden as "one of the truly great blue-eyed soul singers".
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- Matt Baker celebrates Simply Red's comeback with a musical serenade.http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02srrgh.jpg2015-06-02T13:49:00ZMick Hucknall explains the reasons behind Simply Red's return.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a837db0d-fbeb-4a68-a1e0-7803ab259085?clipfocus=p02srrwxSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
Matt Baker celebrates Simply Red's comeback with a musical serenade.
- Simply Red Live in Sessionhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02s3msg.jpg2015-05-24T13:18:00ZMick Hucknall and friends perform their new single and a Simply Red classichttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a837db0d-fbeb-4a68-a1e0-7803ab259085?clipfocus=p02s3msjSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 18 mins
Simply Red Live in Session
- Mick Hucknall enters Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Famehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p024khn6.jpg2014-08-10T19:59:00ZAlison White in Leith nominates Mick Hucknall for a place in Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame on Radio 2http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a837db0d-fbeb-4a68-a1e0-7803ab259085?clipfocus=p024khn8Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 2 mins
Mick Hucknall enters Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame
- Mick Hucknall chats to Jo Whileyhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p014yy6p.jpg2013-02-11T19:54:00ZMick Hucknall chats to Jo Whiley ahead of his performance of Anna (Go To Him).http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a837db0d-fbeb-4a68-a1e0-7803ab259085?clipfocus=p014yy7wSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 3 mins
Mick Hucknall chats to Jo Whiley
- Mick Hucknall joins Jools Holland in the studiohttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cky30.jpg2012-09-10T23:00:20ZThe multi-talented Mick Hucknall is in the studio for music, conversation and a unique performance.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a837db0d-fbeb-4a68-a1e0-7803ab259085?clipfocus=p00yftt8Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 19 mins
Mick Hucknall joins Jools Holland in the studio
- Mick Hucknall is backstage to talk with Sir Terry Wogan.http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ckxvq.jpg2012-09-09T23:00:22ZMick Hucknall joins Sir Terry backstage at Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a837db0d-fbeb-4a68-a1e0-7803ab259085?clipfocus=p00ydkgmSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 6 mins
Mick Hucknall is backstage to talk with Sir Terry Wogan.
- Mick Hucknall - Tracks Of My Yearshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cf1y4.jpg2012-02-10T00:00:28ZFormer Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall picks his Tracks Of My Years for Ken Bruce.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a837db0d-fbeb-4a68-a1e0-7803ab259085?clipfocus=p00p2hcsSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 15 mins
Mick Hucknall - Tracks Of My Years
- Mick Hucknall on the Simply Red soundhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c8jbl.jpg2011-04-11T23:00:59ZMick Hucknall talks about what elements make up the Simply Red sound. An extract from the BBC4 doucumentary Soul Britannia.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a837db0d-fbeb-4a68-a1e0-7803ab259085?clipfocus=p00g911vSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 1 min
Mick Hucknall on the Simply Red sound
- Mick Hucknall on Holding Back The Yearshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c8jdq.jpg2011-04-11T23:00:42ZMick Hucknall talks about the enduring influence of his track Holding Back The Years. An extract from an interview for the Soul Britannia documentary series.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a837db0d-fbeb-4a68-a1e0-7803ab259085?clipfocus=p00g91w6Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 1 min
Mick Hucknall on Holding Back The Years
- Mick Hucknall interview on Weekend Woganhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bkk1z.jpg2010-03-29T00:00:00ZSimply Red's Mick Hucknall chats to Sir Terry on Weekend Wogan on Sunday 21 March 2010.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a837db0d-fbeb-4a68-a1e0-7803ab259085?clipfocus=p0073qg0Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 5 mins
Mick Hucknall interview on Weekend Wogan
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