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Mike & The Mechanics

About

Mike and the Mechanics (stylised as Mike + The Mechanics) is an English rock supergroup formed in Dover in 1985 by Mike Rutherford, initially as a side project during a hiatus period for his earlier group Genesis. The band is known for hit singles "Silent Running", "All I Need Is a Miracle", "Taken In", "The Living Years", "Word of Mouth" and "Over My Shoulder".

Initially, the band included Rutherford, vocalists Paul Carrack and Paul Young, keyboardist Adrian Lee, and drummer Peter Van Hooke. After a decade together, Lee and Van Hooke dropped out in 1995 and were not replaced. Following Young's death in 2000, Carrack became the band's sole lead vocalist until 2004 when the band (essentially a duo at this point) dissolved, with Rutherford and Carrack both later saying the band had "run its course". In 2010, the band was revived with Rutherford headlining a completely new set of musicians, including vocalists Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar.

Discs

Out of the Blue

April 5, 2019

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Over My Shoulder

March 22, 2019

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Let Me Fly

April 7, 2017

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Don't Know What Came Over Me

February 28, 2017

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The Road

April 18, 2011

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Rewired

September 13, 2005

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Beggar on a Beach of Gold

March 6, 1995

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Word of Mouth

April 2, 1991

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Living Years

January 1, 1988

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Mike + The Mechanics

October 5, 1985

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