Touring since the age of 17, the Sheffield-born Carrack wrote and sang 'How Long,' the much-covered 1974 classic from his days with Ace, and was the voice of 'Tempted,' from his tenure with Squeeze. Then came such hits with Mike + the Mechanics as 'The Living Years' and 'Over My Shoulder,' the latter a co-write with Mike Rutherford.
Since the turn of the 2000s, he has built a loyal fan base via his Carrack-UK label, and his frequent, extensive tours are eagerly awaited by legions of admirers. His solo catalogue boasts much-loved signature songs such as 'Satisfy My Soul,' 'Eyes Of Blue,' 'Good Feelin' About It' and 'That's All That Matters To Me.'
'Love Will Keep Us Alive' (co-written with Jim Capaldi and Peter Vale) was covered by the Eagles and won an ASCAP Award as Song of the Year, and Carrack's collaboration with Nick Lowe, 'Battlefield,' was recorded by Diana Ross. As an in-demand team player on record and stage, his credits already included the Smiths, Roxy Music, B.B. King and many more, before he accepted Eric Clapton's invitation to join his touring band.
By 2018, Carrack was receiving some of the best reviews of his career with his 17th solo album 'These Days,' which co-stars such stellar musicians as Steve Gadd and Robbie McIntosh.