Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mike + The Mechanics

Artist:  Mike+The Mechanics
Origin:  Dover, England
Genre:  Rock, Pop, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop, Adult Contemporary

Original line-up:

Mike Rutherford:  Bass, Guitar, Backing Vocals
Paul Carrack:  Vocals, Keyboards
Paul Young:  Vocals, Percussion
Adrian Lee:  Keyboards
Peter Van Hooke:  Drums

Mike+The Mechanics are an English Pop Rock Supergroup from Dover, formed in 1985 as a side project of Mike Rutherford, one of the founding members of the band Genesis, consisted of Mike Rutherford (Bass, Guitar), Paul Carrack (Vocals, Keyboards), Paul Young (Vocals, Percussion), Adrian Lee (Keyboards), and Peter Van Hooke (Drums).

Title:  Let Me Fly  (2017)
Genre:  Rock, Pop, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop, Adult Contemporary
Label:  BMG
Rating:   *****


 1.  Let Me Fly  (4:43)
 2.  Are You Ready  (4:28)
 3.  Wonder  (4:37)
 4.  The Best Is Yet To Come  (4:01)
 5.  Save The World  (4:42)
 6.  Don't Know What Came Over Me  (4:20)
 7.  High Life  (2:50)
 8.  The Letter  (4:56)
 9.  Not Out Of Love  (4:18)
10. Love Left Over  (3:28)
11. I'll Be There For You  (3:32)
12. Save My Soul  (4:50)


Mike Rutherford:  Bass, Guitar, Drum Programming
Andrew Roachford:  Lead Vocals on Tracks:  1, 3-5, 8, 10-12, Backing Vocals, Keyboards
Tim Howar:  Lead Vocals on Tracks:  2, 6, 7, 9, Backing Vocals 
Gary Wallis:  Drums
Anthony Drennan:  Guitar
Luke Juby:  Keyboards

Additional Musicians:

Zak Kemp:  Drums on Tracks:  5, 6
Clark Datchler:  Piano on Tracks:  5, 6, 9
Patrick Mascall:  Programming on Tracks:  8, 11
Cherrice Kirton, Godfrey Gayle, Joy Malcolm, Priscilla Jones (Track 2), Subrina McCalla, Xavier Barnett:  Choir

Let Me Fly is the eighth studio album by Mike+The Mechanics, was released on April 7, 2017 by BMG, and returns to the early Mechanics sound.

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