Paul Hardcastle

Paul Hardcastle

British synth player, born December 10, 1957.
Is married to Dolores Hardcastle (born Dolore Baker) and they have 3 children: Maxine Hardcastle, Paul Hardcastle Jr. and Richard Hardcastle. Susan Hardcastle is Paul's younger sister and she lent her voice to the backing vocals for the song "Fooling Yourself".

Enjoyed success on the underground dance scene in the early 80s before breaking into the mainstream with "19", an international smash which spent five weeks at number one in the UK. In the latter half of the 1980s he specialised in TV soundtrack work, and now records mainly under the pseudonym The Jazzmasters.

Due to contractual reasons, Paul was unable to release music under the Hardcastle name. So, in October 1990, under the pseudonym The Deff Boyz, he released a 12" single entitled The Deff Boyz Featuring Tony Mac - Swing, which crashed in at #4 on Billboards 12" sales chart and was a massive hit all over Europe. Another project under the name LFO also saw massive sales. Even though he was making records that were resulting in millions of sales, Paul had still not found the true direction he had been looking for.

In 1997, Paul did some work for the movie "Spice World"
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Paul Hardcastle Discography


820 278-1 Paul Hardcastle & 1st Light* Paul Hardcastle & 1st Light* - Daybreak(LP, Album) Metronome 820 278-1 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
631005 Paul Hardcastle / Universal Funk (2) Paul Hardcastle / Universal Funk (2) - Zero One (Album) Bluebird, Bluebird 631005 Portugal 1985 Sell This Version
PCT-1206 Paul Hardcastle Rain Forest (Album) Profile Records PCT-1206 US 1985 Sell This Version
C 38491 Paul Hardcastle Paul Hardcastle (Album) Chrysalis C 38491 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
ZCDL 1549 Paul Hardcastle No Winners (Album) Chrysalis ZCDL 1549 UK 1988 Sell This Version
A 171-1 Paul Hardcastle Sound Syndicate (Album) K-Tel A 171-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
GR 141 Paul Hardcastle The Jazzmasters (Album) Fast Forward Records GR 141 Greece 1992 Sell This Version
TAS CD 46 Paul Hardcastle The Wizard (Dance Sampling CD)(CD, Smplr) Time + Space TAS CD 46 UK 1992 Sell This Version
VICP-5236 Paul Hardcastle Time For Love(CD, Album, RM) Victor VICP-5236 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
JVC-2033-4 Paul Hardcastle Hardcastle (Album) JVC JVC-2033-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
VICP-18001 Paul Hardcastle Feel The Breeze(CD, Album, RM) Victor VICP-18001 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
JVC 2049 2 Paul Hardcastle The Jazzmasters II (Album) JVC JVC 2049 2 US 1995 Sell This Version
JVC 2060-2 Paul Hardcastle Hardcastle 2 (Album) JVC JVC 2060-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
VICP-5708-4 Paul Hardcastle Look To The Future (Album) Victor VICP-5708-4 Indonesia 1996 Sell This Version
VICP-18012 Paul Hardcastle Star Of The Story(CD, MiniAlbum) Victor VICP-18012 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
NSP CD 516 Paul Hardcastle First Light(CD, Album) Connoisseur Collection NSP CD 516 UK 1997 Sell This Version
64494-90506-2RE Paul Hardcastle Jazzmasters III (Album) Hardcastle Records 64494-90506-2RE US 1999 Sell This Version
phpromo1 Paul Hardcastle Hardcastle III (Album) Hardcastle Records, Trippin 'N' Rhythm Records phpromo1 UK 2002 Sell This Version
APC JVC 294 Paul Hardcastle Hardcastle 3 - Featuring The Jazzmasters(Cass, Album) Victor APC JVC 294 Indonesia 2002 Sell This Version
64494-90513-2 Paul Hardcastle The Jazzmasters 4(CD, Album) Hardcastle Records 64494-90513-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
64494-90517-2 Paul Hardcastle Hardcastle 4(CD, Album) Hardcastle Records 64494-90517-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
66494-90522-2 Paul Hardcastle Jazzmasters V (Album) Hardcastle Records 66494-90522-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
TNR24 Paul Hardcastle Hardcastle 5(CD, Album) Trippin 'N' Rhythm Records TNR24 US 2008 Sell This Version
884385857295 Paul Hardcastle Zero One (Album) Hardcastle Music 884385857295 UK 2009
TNR41 Paul Hardcastle Jazzmasters VI (Album) Trippin 'N' Rhythm Records TNR41 US 2010 Sell This Version