Formed in 1985 by Genesis founding member Mike Rutherford, Mike + The Mechanics has recorded seven studio albums and enjoyed a series of hit songs with “Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground),” “All I Need Is A Miracle,” “Word Of Mouth,” and “Over My Shoulder.” However, the #1 smash “The Living Years” from 1989 would become the largest hit of the band’s career.
For the upcoming tour, Rutherford will lead the current incarnation of Mike + The Mechanics, which includes vocalists Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar, keyboardist Luke Juby, guitarist/bassist Anthony Drennan, and drummer Gary Wallis. For the shows, the band will perform all of its best-known songs, as well as a selection of Genesis favorites like “I Can’t Dance” and “Turn It On Again.”.
The LIVING YEARS DELUXE EDITION will celebrate this musical milestone with a whole host of special extras. Along with the original studio album, the two-CD set will feature a bonus disc of live recordings from the 1989 Living Years UK tour along with the song “The Living Years 2014” which has been re-recorded with the South African Isango Choir and Andrew Roachford on lead vocals.
Bursting onto the international music scene in 1975, Daryl toured Europe with critically acclaimed jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and went on to record three innovative albums with him. Since becoming lead guitarist and a touring member of the super-group Genesis in 1978, Daryl Stuermer has toured the world to sold-out crowds with both Genesis and as an original member of Phil Collins band. Stuermer has created the signature lead guitar sound of many Phil Collins mega hits including "In the Air Tonight" and "Easy Lover".
Today Daryl Stuermer continues to perform with his five piece group, The Daryl Stuermer Band, which truly showcases his unique blend of rock and jazz guitar and continues to expand on over 30 years of musical accomplishments. Between world tours and hit recordings, Daryl Stuermer has released eight solo albums of original music and covers his favorite Genesis tunes along the way on 2002's "Another Side of Genesis."
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’.