Simply Red

Born in Manchester, Mick Hucknall began his music career in the late ’70s by joining a punk band called The Frantic Elevators. The quartet broke up in 1984, with their last single Holding Back The Years garnering critical acclaim.

In 1985, Hucknall began to assemble local musicians and soon after formed Simply Red, a six-piece named for his red hair and love of Manchester United. The group was immediately signed by Elektra Records and released a few low-charting singles as well as their debut album Picture Book, which contained a new version of The Frantic Elevators’ Holding Back The Years. When that song was re-released in 1986 it became a major hit, peaking at No.2 in the UK and No.1 in the US and Ireland. Picture Book also received a BRIT nomination that year for Best British Album.

Inspired by artists like Aretha Franklin and The Clash, Simply Red went on to score a string of hit singles in the late ’80s and ’90s, with their unique blend of soul, pop, reggae and New Romantic music. They released six albums, with 1991’s Stars – on which Hucknall wrote all the songs – going on to win an Ivor Novello award for Best Songwriter of the Year and a BRIT Award for Best British Band.

Among Simply Red’s biggest hits from this time period were For Your Babies, If You Don’t Know Me By Now, The Right Thing, Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye, It’s Only Love and Something Got Me Started as well as the title track Stars and their only No.1-charting single, 1995’s Fairground.

Our package includes the following: –

  • Luxurious overnight accommodation
  • Signature cocktail before the concert
  • Full Irish breakfast in the morning
  • Complimentary wifi throughout the hotel

Please note our package does not include tickets for shows.

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Sep 24 2025

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 24 2025


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