Paul Carrack hits the Barbican next week

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.

The Man With The Golden Voice, as Carrack was described in the BBC television documentary about his life and times, has pulled out all the stops with These Days. The stirring, performance-based set features a stunning line-up, with Paul on keyboards and guitar; his vastly experienced colleague Jeremy Meek on bass; and two hugely renowned players completing the core line-up, Robbie McIntosh (Paul McCartney, Pretenders, Norah Jones, John Mayer et al) on lead guitar and Steve Gadd, universally acknowledged as one of the top musicians in the world, on drums.

After his latest, acclaimed UK tour early in 2018, which included his latest headliner at the London Palladium, Carrack played five dates in Holland in October ahead of yet another packed British itinerary in early 2019. He will play at York Barbican on Saturday 26th January.