Paul Young P. Y., P. Young, P.Y., P.Young, Paul, Paul Anthony YoungPop-soul singer, born January 17, 1956, Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Started out in 'Kool Kat & The Kool Kats' before joining Streetband who had the quirky hit 'Toast'. He then formed The Q Tips in 1979 performing over 700 concerts in the 3 years until going solo in 1982. It was third time lucky as the cover of Marvin Gaye's "Wherever I Lay My Hat" hit No.1 in 1983, which was followed by the album "No Parlez" and established Paul with worldwide success. Paul Young's backing band is named The Royal Family, and his backing vocalists are named The Fabulous Wealthy Tarts. He married Stacey Young (née Smith) in November 1988.