‘Man with the Golden Voice’ to thrill Buxton

Paul Carrack
Paul Carrack

One of the hardest-working figures in modern music will celebrate over five decades in the business when he takes to the Buxton Opera House stage on Sunday January 5, at 7.30pm.

The former vocalist of Mike and The Mechanics and the voice behind world-wide hits such as ‘How Long’ by Ace, Squeeze’s ‘Tempted’ and the timeless classic ‘The Living Years’, Carrack is now firmly established as a solo performer.

Initially finding fame with Ace and Roxy Music, he has gone on to enjoy a successful career that spans 40 years, including guest appearances on over 60 albums, as well as writing for The Eagles, Diana Ross, Tom Jones, Michael McDonald and Jools Holland among others.

Over the past decade or so Carrack has worked increasingly in his own right on many solo albums; Satisfy My Soul (2000), Groovin’ (2001), It Ain’t Over (2003), Winter Wonderland (2005), Old, New, Borrowed and Blue (2007), I Know That Name (2008), A Different Hat with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2010) and the current album Good Feeling which came out in September 2012.

Also last year, BBC4 screened The Man With The Golden Voice - a programme that documented Carrack’s emergence from his Sheffield upbringing to the star he is today.

Carrack also recently toured the US, the UK and Europe as a member of Eric Clapton’s Band.

Tickets, priced £27.50 and £29.50, are available from Buxton Opera House on 0845 127 2190.