Mike Rutherford had a lot working against him when he revived Mike and the Mechanics in 2010.
Still on the road and souped up with a new album of re-imagined classics Out Of The Blue, Mike Rutherford's original side venture from his Genesis day job has come full circle with a remarkable show for a devoted Royal Albert Hall audience.
Although much has changed since their self-titled debut was released in 1985, Mike and The Mechanics’ current line-up has been touring together for almost a decade and it showed on Saturday night at the Guildhall.
With Mike Rutherford booked in to play a few shows this summer with his former bandmate Phil Collins, many have wondered if a Genesis reunion is on the cards. Kevin Cooper put the question to him as the Mike + The Mechanics 2019 UK tour heads for Nottingham.