Renown British Record Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist Musician, and Songwriter famed for his hit single "19".
Enjoyed success on the underground dance scene in the early 80s before, under the management of Simon Fuller (2), 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 restrictions, 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.
In 1997, Paul did some work for the movie "Spice World", later working as a radio presenter in the US.
He is married to his teenage sweetheart Dolores Hardcastle (born Dolore Baker) and together 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".
He has sold over 20 million records worldwide.
- 53 Remix
- 5 Vocals
- 46 Instruments & Performance
- 233 Writing & Arrangement
- 10 Featuring & Presenting
- 124 Production
- 2 DJ Mix
- 50 Technical
- 5 Acting, Literary & Spoken