Don’t miss Mike + The Mechanics upcoming shows!
April 21st – Asbury Park, NJ – Music & Film Festival for the Front & Center taping
April 23rd – Highline Ballroom, NYC
A hobby band? A side project? Hardly. In fact, it’s been 32 years and, with the release of Let Me Fly on April 7, eight albums since Mike Rutherford formed Mike + The Mechanics, to complement, rather than replace, Genesis.
Mike Rutherford has much to smile about right now, and Let Me Fly distils everything that’s right about Mike + The Mechanics: the songwriting, the life-affirming uplift and the undercurrent of quirk.
Let Me Fly began to take off as the band toured 2011’s The Road, the first album featuring the current line-up: Rutherford himself (guitar/bass), Luke Juby (keyboards), Gary Wallis (drums), Anthony Drennan (guitar), plus vocalists Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar.
We like it too! And we’re confident with this new album that Mike + The Mechanics are certainly continuing their upward journey. In support of the release, the band recently toured Europe, and will take to the stage at BST Hyde Park with Phil Collins and Blondie on June 30. The band will play at the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival for the Front & Center taping on April 21st, along with a show at the Highline Ballroom in New York on April 23rd.