Birth Place: Manchester, England
Years Active: 1985 – present, (planned to split in 2010)
Genres: Soul, Pop, R&B
Simply Red were a soul band with pop, reggae, and jazz influences that formed in Manchester, England by lead singer Mick Hucknall in 1984. The band is internationally known for their hit singles: “Money's Too Tight To Mention,” “Holding Back the Years,” and “Stars.” Over the 25 years that Simply Red was active, Mick Hucknall remained the one constant, original member, as the band's line up continually changed. Simply Red grew out of the Manchester post-punk scene of the late 70s and the ashes of Hucknall's former band, the Frantic Elevators. 1984 saw Hucknall teamed up with manager Elliot Rashman and assembled Simply Red, which consisted of Hucknall on vocals, David Fryman on gu...
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