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Mike + The Mechanics Upcoming Shows – New LP

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.

Artist Countdown: Mike & The Mechanics Top 25 6p ET

M&MMike + The Mechanics are an English rock/pop supergroup formed in 1985 as a side project of Mike Rutherford, one of the founding members of the band Genesis. The band is known for their hit singles “Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)”, “All I Need Is a Miracle”, “Word of Mouth”, “Over My Shoulder”, and “The Living Years”.

Initially, the band included Rutherford, vocalists Paul Carrack and Paul Young, keyboardist Adrian Lee and drummer Peter Van Hooke. Carrack was generally assigned to ballads and more pop-oriented numbers, while Young handled the band’s heavier work.[1] After a successful decade, Lee and Van Hooke dropped out in 1995, and were not replaced. Following Young’s death in 2000, Carrack became the band’s sole lead vocalist until 2004 when the band (essentially a duo at this point) went on hiatus. The band identity was revived in 2010 with a completely new set of musicians working with Rutherford, including new vocalists Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar. – Wikipedia

1 The Living Years
2 Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)
3 All I Need is a Miracle
4 Word of Mouth
5 Over My Shoulder
6 Everybody Gets a Second Chance
7 Another Cup of Coffee
8 Taken In
9 Nobody’s Perfect
10 A Beggar on a Beach of Gold
11 Now That You’ve Gone
12 Nobody Knows
13 All I Need is a Miracle ’96
14 Seeing is Believing
15 Mea Culpa
16 Whenever I Stop
17 A Time and Place
18 Hanging By A Thread
19 Get Up
20 Stop Baby
21 One Left Standing
22 Perfect Child
23 Reach Out (Touch The Sun)
24 Try To Save Me
25 Why Me

Artist Countdown: Paul Carrack Top 15 Hits 9pm ET

pcarrackPaul Melvyn Carrack (born 22 April 1951) is an English singer, songwriter and musician who has recorded as both a solo artist and as a member of several popular bands. The BBC described him as “The Man with the Golden Voice”, adding: “Carrack is a journeyman of British rock, soul and pop whose career has unfolded slowly and steadily until he has become something of a national treasure.” William Pinfold of Record Collector, acknowledging Carrack’s cult status, remarked: “If vocal talent equalled financial success, Paul Carrack would be a bigger name than legends such as Phil Collins or Elton John.”

Carrack arose to prominence in the mid-1970s as the frontman and principal songwriter of Ace, and gained further recognition for his work as a solo artist and for his tenures as a member of Roxy Music, Squeeze and Roger Waters‘ backing group, The Bleeding Heart Band, intermittently handling lead vocals on Squeeze and Waters recordings. From the mid-1980s to the late 1990s, he enjoyed considerable success as the co-frontman (with Paul Young) and a songwriter for Mike + The Mechanics; following Young’s death in 2000, Carrack served as the band’s sole lead vocalist until his departure in 2004. He maintains an active solo career to the present day.

Carrack sang some of his affiliated bands’ best-known hits, including Ace’s “How Long?”; Squeeze’s “Tempted”; and Mike + The Mechanics’ “Silent Running”, “The Living Years” and “Over My Shoulder”. He also performed lead vocals on tracks from the Roger Waters albums Radio K.A.O.S. and The Wall – Live in Berlin, and achieved a major solo hit with “Don’t Shed a Tear“. Carrack’s songs have been recorded by artists such as the Eagles, Diana Ross, Tom Jones, Michael McDonald and Jools Holland, and he has served as a session and/or touring musician for the likes of Elton John, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, B.B. King, the Pretenders and The Smiths. -Wikipedia

1 Don’t Shed a Tear
2 I Need You
3 When You Walk in the Room
4 One Good Reason
5 Eyes of Blue
6 I Live by the Groove
7 Don’t Dream It’s Over (with Paul Young)
8 The Way I’m Feeling Tonight
9 For Once in Our Lives
10 Dedicated
11 Groovin’
12 Where Did I Go Wrong?
13 Satisfy My Soul
14 Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City
15 When My Little Girl Is Smiling