Mike Rutherford, a founder member of one of the most successful groups of all time, Genesis, formed Mike & the Mechanics in 1984 and created a side project that would go on to sell 10m records worldwide. Globally known for hits including ‘The Living Years’, ‘All I Need Is a Miracle’, ‘Over My Shoulder’, ‘Another Cup of Coffee. Mike & the Mechanics tour the UK Feb/March 2014
Formed in 1984 by Genesis founding member, guitarist, bass-player and songwriter Mike Rutherford, Mike + The Mechanics was a side project that would go on to sell over 10 million records worldwide. Originally featuring vocalists Paul Carrack and Paul Young (formerly of Sad Café), the group developed a rich catalogue of hit after hit including Silent Running, All I Need Is A Miracle, Over My Shoulder and the massive worldwide hit single The Living Years.
In 2010, Rutherford joined forces with one of the UK’s most successful R&B acts Andrew Roachford and Canadian born actor and singer Tim Howar for a new generation of Mike + The Mechanics who have been touring together across the UK and Europe ever since.
Since this new generation of the band has come to form, Mike Rutherford has shared writing duties with Andrew Roachford – known for storming the UK Charts in the 90s with the anthem ‘Cuddly Toy. Roachford became Columbia’s biggest selling UK act for ten years, with tunes like ‘Only To Be With You’ to ‘The Way That I Feel’ becoming international hits and giving Roachford the opportunity to tour the world and hone his talent – becoming the truly great entertainer that he is today. Throughout his career he has organically blended different sounds and genres from rock to soul music and has become a prolific songwriter.
Joining Roachford and sharing the vocal duties is Tim Howar, a Canadian actor/singer who came to the UK 10 years ago to start a band in the country where his icons were born. He formed and toured with Vantramp supporting the likes of Rod Stewart, Paulo Nutini, Sugababes and Newton Faulkner. Vantramp’s debut album was released to critical acclaim. Currently starring in the hit West End musical Rock of Ages as Stacee Jaxx, Howar’s acting career has seen him perform on Broadway, as well as touring the US and Canada and saw Tim take the starring role as Rod Stewart in the show ‘Tonight’s The Night’.
plus Special Guests Sadie and the Hotheads fronted by Downton Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern
Ipswich Corn Exchange March 3rd