August 16, 2008
September 29, 2011
British Indian Ocean Territory
Trippin 'N' Rhythm Records
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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!