Simply Red were a British soul band, formed in 1985, that have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide to date! Everybody still remembers their first big hit: "Holding Back The Years" was their first #1 hit in the US. In 1989 they followed up with "If You Don't Know Me By Now" which they released as a single, producing their second U.S. #1 hit, and one of the biggest singles of the year internationally. They also had great success with "Money's Too Tight (To Mention)"in 1985.
Singer Mick Hucknall, who by the time the band broke up in 2010 was the only original member left, has always been the face and motor of the band. Simply Red's final concert took place at the O2 Arena in London on 19 December 2010.