Paul Hardcastle

Biography

Twice Grammy nominated and Ivor Novello winner, Paul Hardcastle has been a legend in the music business since he burst onto the scene in 1981.

After notable successes with ‘Rainforest’ and ‘King Tut’ Paul changed the course of dance music with his worldwide number one hit ‘19’, which hit the top spot in 13 countries, becoming the biggest selling single of 1985. The record also launched the media empire of his then manager, Simon Fuller. Paul was integral in the launch of 19 Management, named after their first Number 1 single, then going on to becoming the most successful artist management companies in history.

Paul then went on to produce and remix for influential artists such as Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy, Ian Dury, Five Star, Barry White, Change, and D Train, as well as writing original material for many TV themes. Paul also won the ASCAP award for best movie score for ‘Spiceworld the Movie’, was involved with The S Club 7 TV series and wrote and performed the theme tune for Top Of The Pops, ‘The Wizard’, which became a familiar sound in UK homes for the next nine years.

Since then Paul has dominated the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts in America, which he has topped no less than 15 times, the latest being last year with ‘Hardcastle 7’, and was also voted 'Best International Artist' by Billboard.

Paul says “I am relishing the opportunity to help guide new bands and artists to success and with the fantastic team we have here the future is looking great”.

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