Birth Name: Michael James Hucknall
Place of Birth: Manchester, Lancashire, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 8 June, 1960
Ethnicity: English, Irish, possibly one quarter Ashkenazi Jewish
Mick Hucknall is an English singer and songwriter. He is known as a singer for the pop band Simply Red. He is recognisable for his smooth, distinctive voice, and wide vocal range, as well as for his red curly hair.
Mick is the son of Maureen (Gibbons) and Reginald Hucknall. His mother left when he was three, and he was raised by his father. He reconnected with his mother in the mid-1990s, when she was living in Dallas.
Mick is married to Gabriella Wesberry, with whom he has a daughter.
He speaks fluent Italian.
Mick’s paternal grandfather was James Hucknall (the son of William Hucknall and Emma Bywater). James was born in Long Bennington, Lincolnshire, England. William was the son of William H. Hucknall and Mary Ann Seymour. Emma was the daughter of Charles Bywater and Juliana Hannah Price.
Mick’s paternal grandmother was named Beatrice M. Graham (the daughter of John James Graham and Elizabeth). Beatrice was born in Workington, Cumberland, England. John was the son of William Graham and Jane Fawkes.
Mick’s maternal grandfather was from Offaly, Ireland.
Mick has said that his maternal grandmother was Ashkenazi Jewish, although he has made less clear statements on that as well.
In England they do not trust [me] because red hair is a sign that we are coming from the north, Scotland, Ireland, places that England kept wars with. I have a Scottish grandmother and another Irish, but also have DNA from Galicia and northern Portugal. In addition, redheads are different, and English are very conformist, without much charm, practical. Americans have inherited this last feature.
Sources: Marriage record of Mick’s parents – https://familysearch.org