Simply Red is a British pop band based in Manchester, founded in early 1985.
His style is influenced by genres as diverse as pop, rock, jazz, reggae and blue-eyed soul. His name (literally "simply red") refers to the red hair of singer and founder of the group, Mick Hucknall, the Labor Party (Labor, rather anchored to the left) and the color of the team's jersey. Manchester United football>.
Simply Red has had international success since the beginning, with singles (sometimes covers) like Money's Too Tight (to Mention), Holding Back the Years (n> 1 in the United States in 1986), If You Do not Know Me by Now (also n> 1 in United States, 1989), Stars (in) or Fairground (n> 1 in the United Kingdom in 1995), becoming in a short time one of the most popular English groups of that time, with more than 50 million albums sold around the world. The group is part of the "Second British Invasion" (en) "term defining the presence Major British artists in the world charts and having started with the New Romantics and the new wave in the 1980s before being overshadowed by the Madchester movement.