Formerly the frontman of
the short-lived bands Kat Kool & the Kool Cats, Streetband and Q-Tips, he
became a pop idol with his solo success in the 1980s.
With ten Top 40 hits to
his name, English singer Paul Young is one of the biggest artists of the
eighties. His boyish looks made him a teen idol, while his warm, smooth voice
made him a respected blue-eyed soul singer. Who doesn't have Young's debut album
No Parlez (1983), with its pink cover and hits like Wherever I Lay My Hat and Come Back And Stay?
During this tour, Paul Young celebrates his 40th
anniversary as a solo artist - expect stories from his career, work from his
new album Behind The Lens (2023) and of course the many hits!
Young's smooth yet
soulful voice belongs to a genre known as "blue-eyed soul". He won a
Brit Award for Best British Male in 1985, and his hit "Every Time You Go
Away" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and won Best British Video
at the 1986 Brit Awards. In July 1985, Young appeared at Live Aid held at
Wembley Stadium, London. Young sang the Crowded House track "Don't Dream
It's Over" at the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute in 1988. In 1992,
he sang "Radio Ga Ga" with the surviving members of Queen at The
Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert.