Genesis co-founder Mike Rutherford didn’t often return to moments with old band during this year’s tour with Mike and the Mechanics. In fact, over a nearly two-hour set, Rutherford included no more than three Genesis tracks.
Mike Rutherford really needs no introduction, certainly not to the extremely fascinated and focused crowd at the o2 Academy in Birmingham who roared in vocal appreciation at the man responsible for many of Genesis’s hits over the years, and who managed to juggle his side project Mike and the Mechanics with such musical aplomb.
Mike & The Mechanics It was not easy to reach people in their raincoats, umbrellas and hoods, which had gradually found their way into a number of the quay, which gave the appearance of the great band, at least a worthy setting.
All they needed was a miracle: the 10 million selling Mike and the Mechanics perform at the Villa Marina on July 16. We talk to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Mike Rutherford – founding member of Genesis – who formed the Mechanics back in 1984.