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Paul Carrack has participated in a number of groups, plus solo performances, over the last 30 yrs or so. He has been in Ace, Squeeze, Frankie Miller Band, Roxy Music, Mike & The Mechanics, The Undertones, The Smiths, John Hiatt, The Pretenders, & Nick Lowe & His Cowboy Outfit

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Born 22 April 1951, in Sheffield, Paul Carrack began with semi-pro bands playing pubs and clubs around Sheffield. At age 17 he played in European discos and at army bases. He joined Sheffield band Warm Dust in 1970.

In 1972, Carrack formed Ace who enjoyed success with 3 albums, a worldwide hit "How Long" (which Paul wrote), and a US tour with the group Yes. In 1977 he joined the Frankie Miller Band for 2 albums before joining Roxy Music in Sept. 1978. Paul toured the U.K. and Europe and played on their albums Manifesto & Flesh And Blood.

In 1985, Carrack joined Mike Rutherford's group Mike + The Mechanics, who enjoyed international fame with "Silent Running" on which Paul sang lead vocal, and they toured until 1986.

Mike & The Mechanics resumed in late 1988, recorded their second album, The Living Years, and had a world wide hit (and U.S. number 1) with the title track being sung by Carrack. When The Mechanics resumed other interests, Carrack began recording his fourth album Groove Approved released in late 1989.

During a 1994 tour of the UK, US and Japan, he aided Mike & The Mechanics in the recording of their 4th album Beggar On A Beach Of Gold (1995) which included two Carrack songs, one of which, "Over My Shoulder" achieved popularity in the UK and Europe.

In January 1996, Paul Carrack found European success with 'How Long' and 'Eyes of Blue' from Blue Views. 'Eyes of Blue' was featured in the soundtrack for the UK football film "When Saturday Comes". His European promotional tour for Blue Views took him to Spain, Germany and Holland. By the end of 1996 he was opening for Sting's UK tour, and sang a duet with Sting.

Paul continues to tour, usually encompassing a gig at home city Sheffield around Chirstmas times. When possible he watches his favourite football team Sheffield Wednesday for whom he recored a fan tribute song in the 1990's.

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