Manchester singer Mick Hucknall is probably feeling quite proud of himself - having picked up a doctorate for services to music from Manchester University. The former Simply Red front man is also releasing his first solo album 'American Soul' - and a new single.
He spoke to Sarah Rogers about the past, future and being a waiter at a working mans club in Denton.
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