British-based instrumentalist and producer Paul Hardcastle, whose “Lucky Star” is the No. 1 smooth jazz song in the country, has just started an American Idol-like contest searching for talented singers. Hardcastle says he’s looking for outstanding, soulful voices that would fit into the smooth jazz or R&B music formats.
He says that his fans can look for exciting new projects soon from a new record label he’s creating called, appropriately enough, Hardcastle Records. As you may know, the creator of “American Idol” and similar worldwide versions of the show is British entertainment executive Simon Fuller. Fuller called his company 19 Entertainment after Hardcastle’s 1985 dance hit titled “19” since he managed Hardcastle at the time.
If you’re interested in having Hardcastle hear a sample of your voice, e-mail a demo in mp3 format or another format to Feedbacktrax@mac.com. For more information, you can go to Hardcastle's website at paulhardcastle19.com.Posted by Brian Soergel at February 27, 2008 5:09 AM