Manchester singer Mick Hucknall is probably feeling quite proud of himself - having picked up a doctorate for services to music from Manchester University.
But he's also releasing his first solo album 'American Soul' - AND a new single.
Our reporter Sarah Rogers caught up with him and found him reflecting on the past as well as looking forward to the future, as well as working as a waiter in Denton:
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Windy. Wintry showers, giving snowfall over hills and ice risk.
Showers turning increasingly wintry after dusk. Snow may settle over higher routes by dawn. Risk of ice for the Monday rush hour