Mick Huck­nall FAQ

  1. When and where was Mick Huck­nall born?
    Mick was born at around 8.30 in the morn­ing on June 8th 1960 at St Mary’s Hos­pital, Manchester, England.

  2. How tall is he?
    He’s 5 foot 11 inches tall.

  3. What star sign is he?
    He’s a Gemini.

  4. Does he have any broth­ers or sis­ters?
    No, Mick is a single child who was brought up by his father Reg with help from a local fam­ily (a lovely lady called Nel­lie Spike — who Mick refers to as his “Auntie Nel­lie” — and her 4 daughters).

  5. Is he mar­ried?
    No.

  6. Does he have any chil­dren?
    Yes, he has a daugh­ter called Romy True Huck­nall who was born in June 2007.

  7. When did he form Simply Red?
    In 1984.

  8. Where did the name Simply Red come from?
    People used to call Mick “Red” (because of his hair) so he was going to call the band Red but then he decided it didn’t sound right on it’s own so (after a few changes) he added the word Simply.

  9. What does Mick have in his tooth?
    At the time of writ­ing it’s a dia­mond although this could always change! When Mick was a boy he saw a blues gui­tar player called Buddy Guy on TV. He had a dia­mond in his tooth and Mick thought it was the coolest thing. He decided if he ever had the money and the oppor­tun­ity when he grew up he would do some­thing like that. Mick ini­tially had a ruby, but to cel­eb­rate the new mil­len­nium, he changed it to a diamond.

  10. Is Mick left or right handed?
    He’s actu­ally both! He writes and plays pool with his left hand but plays gui­tar and cricket right handed.