at London Palladium
Paul Carrack, one of the most revered voices in music and a figurehead of soulful pop for decades, will return to the delight his legions of admirers with the new album ‘These Days’ on 7 September. The most accomplished collection of songs in his distinguished career, it features 11 brand new compositions, six of them Carrack solos and five co-writes with his old Squeeze bandmate Chris Difford. ‘These Days’ is the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Soul Shadows,’ which featured such new favourites as ‘Keep On Lovin’ You’ and ‘Let Me Love Again’ to add to a solo songbook including ‘Satisfy My Soul,’ ‘Eyes Of Blue,’ ‘Good Feelin’ About It’ and ‘That’s All That Matters To Me.’ Paul’s remarkable history has also embraced his time with such bands as Ace, Squeeze and Mike + the Mechanics, as the voice of staples like ‘How Long,’ ‘Tempted,’ ‘The Living Years’ and ‘Over My Shoulder.’ He’s been equally in demand as a vocalist and instrumentalist for many years, with such names as Elton John, the Eagles, Diana Ross, Nick Lowe, Roxy Music, the Smiths and countless others. In 2013, Paul was hand-picked by Eric Clapton as a member of his band and continues to fill the role with distinction.