Fans of Paul Hardcastle, who has a Top 5 smooth jazz single with �Lucky Star,� haven�t had many places to catch up on the goings-on of the British-based instrumentalist and producer since he closed up his official website a few years ago. There are unauthorized fan sites, and his record label has some biographical information at trippinrecords.com.
Now, however, Hardcastle has just unveiled a personalized website at paulhardcastle19.com. The �19,� by the way, refers to his worldwide smash hit from 1985. The home page features a full stream of �The Return of the Rainman,� a song taken from his forthcoming CD, Hardcastle 5. Hardcastle has also included exclusive photos of himself, friends and family, a news section where he maintains a blog and an �Exclusive� section where he�ll highlight songs. And just added are two treats: a never-before-released tune titled "Run Free" and a track Hardcastle recorded titled "70s Cop Show," which he says could wind up a future CD.
There are also separate sections on both of his kids, 21-year-old Maxine (pictured in photo) and 16-year-old Paul Jr. Both have appeared on their father�s CDs, and in fact Hardcastle Jr. wrote and performed a song called �Take 1� for Hardcastle 5, which will be released Feb. 5.
"It�s got some funny bits about my son, about Maxine, what she�s doing," Hardcastle says. "And it�s also go some photos of when my wife did me a surprise party over in Spain for my 50th birthday. So yeah, it�s just meant as a little bit of fun. Just for catching up with little bits of news and things like that. It�s just for a laugh, but I�m sure you�ll enjoy it."