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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