Mike + The Mechanics
Mike Rutherford is a founder member, guitarist, bass-player and songwriter with Genesis, the British rock group who have sustained massive international success over the last four decades, sold over 130 million albums worldwide and played some of the most ambitious and theatrical performances ever staged. Mike Rutherford has also topped the US charts with his other group, Mike + the Mechanics.
In 1985 he teamed up with Paul Young of Sad Café and Paul Carrack of Ace to launch Mike + the Mechanics. The group with two lead vocalists has released five albums and become nearly as ubiquitous as Genesis with the hits ‘Silent Running’, ‘All I Need Is A Miracle’, ‘The Living Years’ – a US and Australian number one in 1989 – and ‘Over My Shoulder’. In 2010 Mike reconvened Mike + The Mechanics recording the “The Road” with singers Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar. This new line up has been touring through the UK and Europe ever since.