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London-born Paul Hardcastle is one of the most prolific musicians in smooth jazz, and it all began with an impulse buy. While selling stereos in Chelsea in the early 1980s, Paul decided to trade in one of his video cameras for a synthesizer, even though he didn't really have a musical background. After just three months of solo experimenting, Paul convinced a local band that he'd fit in perfectly as their keyboardist, and a star was born.

As a band member, a solo artist and a remix producer, Paul was a fixture on the London dance charts for the entire 1980s. His two biggest hits of that era became international phenomena: "Rainforest", a hit on American urban, dance and smooth jazz stations alike; and the Vietnam-themed "19", which went to #1 in 13 countries and sold over 4 million copies since its 1985 release.

His forays into less dance-oriented, more jazz-pop music began in earnest in 1990, with a project called Kiss The Sky. Since then, Paul has released four CDs under his own name and five under the project name The Jazzmasters. Some of his biggest hits include "Serene", "Lost Summer", "Walkin' to Freedom" and his latest #1 hit, "Free As The Wind."

In addition to his recording career, Paul has long written scores for TV and film, including the Spice Girls' movie Spiceworld. He has sold more than 11 million records worldwide and shows no signs of slowing down.

Paul's excited to add radio host to his long resume and share his singular perspective and sharp wit. And with Paul Hardcastle at the controls, no matter how you choose to relax on the weekends, you're guaranteed to move and feel good!


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Female, 57, Mira Loma, CA

Posted April 27, 2013

Paul, please believe me when I tell you I am your BIGGEST FAN. I love all your music. Keep it coming. I think DESIRE is my favorite, but they are all GREAT !!


Male, 56, Dallas, TX

Posted February 20, 2013

Awesome!!! can't no one touch you in the Jazz world....You are the Man!!!!!!!!


Female, Age Private, Phoenix, AZ

Posted April 11, 2011

I have searched for years for you on here. I am probably one of your biggest fans. I actually compose jazz, neo-jazz and you have been my biggest influence....i give you so much respect and admiration. I can only dream of being as talented as you. Bets wishes and mat god continue to bless you with your melodic ingenious MUCH love.


Female, Age Private, Brentwood, TN

Posted March 30, 2011

Hi Paul...I have been a fan for years and I love what you bring to Jazz music...I love Jazz Masters too...Keep it coming...Love You...


Female, Age Private, Rex, GA

Posted August 29, 2010

Paul Hardcastle I am a big fan Please keep doing what your doing you will always have me as a fan. Can't wait for Paul Jr to make his move will be waiting.


Male, 61, Nigeria

Posted May 19, 2010

Hi friend you are too good and happy to be your club member, add me in a bg way


Female, Age Private, West Palm Beach, FL

Posted January 30, 2010

Love your music!!! Please keep it coming!


Female, Age Private, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Posted January 29, 2010

OMG!!!! Mr. Paul Hardcastle, How Are You Doing? I've Loved Your Music For Years...........It Is Truly Amazing and Relaxing To Me. Thank You For Sharing Your Wonderful Talents and Keep Doing What You Doing. Much Love and Respect 2 U;-)

Love,Peace, and Blessings
xoxoxoxooxxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox


Male, 68, Roosevelt, NY

Posted January 25, 2009

Thank you for being a part of BP, Jazzy. When I first came aboard you was a footnote. I have 13 of Hardcastle and the Jazzmasters music.I remember the first time I heard you when I played 19. I was part of that war (Viet Nam).Star of the Story is beautiful as is Livin' in the Shadows.. Helen Rodgers is just right for all the songs she sings. Thanks for all so many touching and meaningful songs and music (instrumental)


Female, 54, Lawrenceville, GA

Posted October 21, 2008

Paul could you please add Rainforest to your songs! love it!

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