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Biography & Career Of Mick Hucknall

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Biography & Career Of Mick Hucknall

Mick Hucknall is a British singer and songwriter who has been relevant in the music industry for over three decades.

As the lead vocalist and founder of the soul-influenced pop band Simply Red, he has sold over 50 million albums worldwide.

He has become synonymous with soulful, powerful, and heartfelt music.

Early Life and Education

Mick Hucknall, currently 64, was born on June 8, 1960, in Manchester, England. He grew up in a working-class family with his parents, Reginald and Maureen Hucknall.

His mother left the family when he was just three years old, and he was raised by his father in Denton, a suburb of Manchester.

Hucknall’s early life was marked by bullying and school struggles due to his red hair and appearance. Despite these challenges, he found solace in music and began singing in local bands as a teenager.

Personal Life

Mick Hucknall married Gabriella Wesberry in 2010, and they have a daughter, Romy True Hucknall, born in 2007. Hucknall has been vocal about his support for the Labour Party and has been involved in various charitable causes, including Oxfam, an anti-poverty organization.

Career

Mick Hucknall’s music career spans over four decades, with Simply Red being one of the most successful bands ever. He founded the band in 1983 and has released 12 studio albums, including “Picture Book,” “Men and Women,” and “Stay.”

Hucknall has also released solo albums, including “Tribute to Bobby” and “American Soul.” His soulful voice and songwriting skills have earned him critical acclaim and numerous awards.

Awards

  • Won an Outstanding Achievement award from the Music of Black Origin Awards (MOBO)

  • He was awarded a BASCA Gold Badge for his contribution to music

  • Nominated for several Brit Awards and Ivor Novello Awards

Net Worth

Mick Hucknall‘s net worth is approximately £40 million, accumulated through his successful music career and various business ventures.

Controversy

Mick Hucknall has been involved in some controversies, including criticism for his political views and support for the Iraq War 2003.

He has also faced scrutiny for his tax avoidance schemes and has been open about his struggles with addiction in the past.

Discography

  • Men and Women

  • A New Flame

  • Picture Book

  • Stars

  • Life

  • Blue

  • Stay 8

  • Big Love

Solo discography:

  • Tribute to Bobby

  • American Son

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