A local legend returns

Paul Carrack
Paul Carrack

ONE of the most popular regular visitors to Buxton Opera House, legendary Sheffield-born singer/songwriter Paul Carrack, is back!

Carrack, former vocalist with Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics, will appear at the Water Street venue on Sunday January 8, 2012, at 7.30pm.

With a back catalogue of hits including How Long, Tempted and The Living Years, Carrack’s marvellously soulful voice has earned him a legion of devoted fans who know all too well that a Paul Carrack show is always something very special.

After releasing three albums with jazz/rock fusion band Warm Dust in the early 1970s, Carrack formed Ace with Warm Dust bassist Tex Comer, and their debut single How Long was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic.

After they disbanded, Carrack played the keyboard with Roxy Music, before joining Squeeze, replacing Jools Holland on keyboards.

In 1986, Carrack joined Roger Waters’ The Bleeding Hearts Band, and it was also in the mid-1980s when he teamed up with Mike Rutherford from Genesis to form Mike & The Mechanics.

Carrack has recorded a string of solo albums, the latest being ‘I Know That Name’ in 2008 and ‘A Different Hat’ recorded with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra last October, while continuing to appear live and on record with all sorts of collaborations.

l Tickets for Paul Carrack, priced £23 and £25, are available from the Buxton Opera House box office on 0845 127 2190 or online at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.