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Paul Hardcastle

Biography

A manufacturer and keyboardist from London, Paul Hardcastle debuted being a single musician in 1984 and scored the next calendar year with “19,” an electro-oriented record featuring information reports as well as other resources on Vietnam. It became a significant strike in his indigenous country; within the U.S., it topped Billboard’s membership chart. Afterwards, he created and do remixes for performers such as for example Ian Dury and Phil Lynott. He continuing to market well in the area of expertise dance marketplace and sometimes released records within the duo Kiss the Sky (with Jaki Graham) while also working under names just like the Def Children, Beeps International, and Jazzmasters. No One (1985), Jazzmasters II (1994), and Hardcastle 2 (1996) had been among his most widely used releases with the ’90s, as the two-disc Cover to pay (1997) set up his greatest strikes, plus a reward record of recently recorded cover variations. Hardcastle held the Jazzmasters series running right through 2010, the entire year the 6th volume was released, and he also continuing his Hardcastle group of soft jazz-oriented affairs through its 6th quantity, released in 2011.

Quick Facts


Full Name Paul Hardcastle
Profession Composer, Music Producer, Presenter
Nationality British
Spouse Dolores Baker
Children Maxine Hardcastle, Paul Hardcastle Jr., Ritchie Hardcastle
Music Groups First Light
Music Songs Rain Forest, Return of the Rainman, Inner Changes, No Stress At All, Constellation of Dreams, Forever Dreamin', Lost Summer, Driftin' Away, Emerald Stardust, Just for Money, Shelbi, Walkin' to Freedom, Cloud Watching, Soft Rain, You May Be Gone, Lazy Days, Crystal Whisper, Ventura Highway, Feel the Breeze, London Chimes, New Dawn, Moonhopper, Marimba, Love Is A Power, Trippin Rhythm, Look to the Future, See You in July, Heaven, First Light, Ibiza Dub, Peace on Earth, Rainforest/What's Going On
Albums Jazzmasters: The Greatest Hits, The Jazzmasters III, The Jazzmasters 2, The Jazzmasters VII, The Jazzmasters 4, Jazzmasters 6, Hardcastle VI, Hardcastle 5, Jazzmasters V, Hardcastle III, Hardcastle, Hardcastle 4, Hardcastle 2, Hardcastle 7, The Chill Lounge Vol 2, Zero One, First Light, Desire, No Winners, Moovin & Groovin, Sound Syndicate, Paul Hardcastle, Perceptions of Pacha (Deluxe Edition), Journey To A Different State of Mind, Jazzmasters 1, Movin & Groovin, 19 Below Zero, Echoes Rising, The History of Paul Hardcastle, Hardcastle 3, Daybreak, 5, Jazzmasters: The Smooth Cuts, The Chill Lounge Volume 3, 19 The 30th Anniversary Mixes, Cover to Cover, Chill Mix 1, Hardcastle Rare Grooves, 19 (25th Anniversary Remixes, Vol. 1), 19 (25th Anniversary Remixes - Vol 2), Rainforest/What's Going On - EP
Nominations Brit Award for British Single, Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance, Soul Train Music Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com)
Movies Spice World


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#Fact
1 He had 4 Top 20 hits during the 80s - including a no.1 hit


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The IT Crowd 2006 TV Series music - 1 episode
Get Up, Stand Up TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Spice World 1997 performer: "Charlie's Angels" / performer: "Wonder Woman" - as Paul
Valentina 1989 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
When the Wind Blows 1986 performer: "The Shuffle" / producer: "The Shuffle" / writer: "The Shuffle"
Emu's All Live Pink Windmill Show 1986 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985
EastEnders TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lifesense: Our Lives Through Animal Eyes 1991 TV Series documentary composer - 6 episodes

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spice World 1997
Jerry Building: Unholy Relics of Nazi Germany 1994 TV Movie documentary
Further Abroad 1994 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Top of the Pops 1987 TV Series

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 1996 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest
Emu's All Live Pink Windmill Show 1986 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top of the Pops 1985 TV Series Himself

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#Quote
1 It was great getting limos and I flew to the States on Concorde. I performed at the Montreal Pop Festival after Queen and Genesis, so I was hanging backstage with Freddie Mercury and Phil Collins. But the party lifestyle wasn't for me.


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