Michael James Hucknall (Denton, Inglaterra, 8 de junio de 1960) es el vocalista y principal miembro, a la vez compositor de la banda Simply Red. Hucknall nació en Denton, Gran Mánchester, como hijo único. Su madre lo abandonó cuando tenía tres años; este evento lo motivó a escribir la canción "Holding Back the Years". Fue criado por su padre, Reg, un barbero de Stockport. Estudió en Audenshaw School.
Michael James "Mick" Hucknall (born 8 June 1960) is an English pop singer and songwriter. Formerly the lead singer of the modestly successful punk rock band the Frantic Elevators, Hucknall achieved international fame in the 1980s as the lead singer and songwriter of the soul-influenced pop band Simply Red, with whom he enjoyed a 25-year career and eventually sold over 50 million albums. Hucknall is recognisable for his smooth, distinctive voice and wide vocal range, as well as his red curly hair. He has been described by critic Trevor J. Leeden as "one of the truly great blue-eyed soul singers".