Paul Hardcastle (Jazz Musician)
Paul Hardcastle, jazz musician, (born 10 December 1957) is a British composer, musician, producer, songwriter, radio presenter, and multi-instrumentalist.
Although he specialises mainly in synthesizer and programming, he is able to play multiple instruments. He is best known for his song 19 which went to number 1 in 13 different countries in 1985. Hardcastle is best known for the 1985 single "19", which had huge international success in the charts; it went to No.1 in the UK (for five weeks), a number of other countries worldwide, and reached number 15 in the US Pop Charts and number 1 in the US Dance and Club charts.
"19" became the top-selling single in 13 countries. This was helped by the fact that versions of the song, spoken by well-known local news anchors, were recorded in French, Spanish, German and Japanese.
The song received the Ivor Novello Award for Best-selling single of 1985. Later in 1985, he teamed up with singer Carol Kenyon, who had previously been the backing vocalist on the Heaven 17 song "Temptation".
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They released "Don't Waste My Time" which reached number 8 in the UK in early 1986. The same year, Hardcastle released the single "The Wizard" which became the new Top Of The Pops theme tune (1986-1991). In 1986, Hardcastle released a remix to "One Wish" by Hiroshima.