Paul Carrack, the former singer of the band MIKE & THE MECHANICS, will return for exclusive German shows in 2023 to the great delight of his fans. "The man with the golden voice", as Carrack was described in the BBC television documentary about his life, has pulled out all the stops with the album "These Days".
The poignant and performance-based set features an incredible line-up alongside Paul on keyboards and guitar: Jeremy Meek, Carrack's hugely experienced colleague on bass; Robbie McIntosh on lead guitar, who has worked with Paul McCartney, the Pretenders, Norah Jones and John Mayer on stage and in the studio; and Steve Gadd on drums, who is one of the top musicians in the world. The last release "one on one" has a special meaning for him. Carrack not only wrote his songs, but also played and recorded everything himself. He himself said "Most of the time I take other people's opinions too much to heart. I think it's good that I listened to my instinct. It gave the album a unique touch." The sound of "one on one" is very lively, which is all the more impressive when you consider that Carrack worked completely alone for most of the time.
Paul's remarkable history also included his time with well-known bands such as Ace, Squeeze and Mike + The Mechanics. He lent his distinctive voice to hits like "Silent Running", "Tempted", "The Living Years" and "Over My Shoulders" back in the day. Over the years, he has been in demand as both a vocalist and instrumentalist with major artists including Elton John, the Eagles, Diana Ross and Roxy Music. In 2013, Paul was personally chosen by Eric Clapton as one of his band members and continues to take on this role with honour.