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Paul Hardcastle

Twice Grammy nominated and Ivor Novello winner Paul Hardcastle, first emerged in late 1981 when he appeared on ‘Don’t Depend On Me’, a single by British soul hopefuls Direct Drive which was more noted for its b-side ‘Time Machine’. With vocalist Derek Green, Paul appeared on another Direct Drive single in March 82, ‘Time’s Running Out’ /’ I’m The One’. The domestic soul cognoscenti gave this pair of releases a knowing nod, but Hardcastle and Green already knew enough to branch away and form their own group, First Light. First Light first came to attention under the auspices of Charlie Gillett’s Oval label, pairing Paul’s songwriting and playing and the vocals of fellow Londoner Green

ARTICLE: RADIO

It's Warm Outside

Read "It's Warm Outside" reviewed by Nick Davies

As we continue to structure our playlists around a theme, to look at the different lenses through which various musicians bring their experiences about it, in this edition we feature songs about warmth, something that is no longer in short supply as the summer approaches, or global warming increases. Playlist Haz Solo “Global ...

VIl

Label: Soul Note
Released: 2013

VII

Label: Trippin n Rhythm Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: The Truth (Shall Set You Free); No Stress At All; Summer Love; Crystal Whisper; Easy Street; Dance of the Wind; Apache Warrior; Stepping On Shadows; Love Is A Power; The Truth (Shall Set You Free) Reprise

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Paul Hardcastle: VII

Read "VII" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Paul Hardcastle's greatest strength? Consistency. Paul Hardcastle's greatest weakness? Also consistency. Before you applaud or boo Hardcastle you must admit this: the man knows what he does best and he is not about to stop doing it based on what critics say when his global audience tells him that's exactly the way they like it.

19 Below Zero

Label: Soul Note
Released: 2012


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