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Mike & The Mechanics with Special Guest Daryl Stuermer

Infinity Hartford


Sun, March 08, 2015
Hartford, CT
Show at 7:30 PM

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Price: $74 - $94

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Mike & The Mechanics with Special Guest Daryl Stuermer

Even inside Genesis, Mike Rutherford’s forte has always been his melodic songwriting. With the successful side project Mike & the Mechanics, the artist managed to find a further way to express himself working with other composers and different teams. Since 1985, Mechanics became a brand in their own, releasing seven albums, selling more than 10 million records, launching many hit singles and touring worldwide with a two frontmen led band.

It’s more than a rare treat when Mike Rutherford (founding member and centerpiece guitarist/songwriter for Genisis) brings “Mike and The Mechanics” to America. You know the band’s hits ; Living Years, All I Need Is A Miracle, Silent Running, Over my Shoulder, Call To Arms, Cup Of Coffee, Nobody’s Perfect, Taken In…….and on and on. This will be one of the shows you really don’t want to miss……check the videos.

DARYL STUERMER - Daryl played lead guitar with Genesis and the Phil Collins Band and we are very excited to welcome him to this tour!

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Artist Bio

Mike Rutherford is a founder member, guitarist, bass-player and songwriter with
Genesis, the British rock group who have sustained massive international success over
the last four decades. The groundbreaking band have sold over 130 million albums
worldwide and have played around 1500 shows, including some of the most ambitious
and theatrical performances ever staged. Mike Rutherford has also topped the US
charts with his other group, Mike + the Mechanics.

Formed in 1967 at Charterhouse, when Rutherford was only 17, Genesis went on to
record fifteen studio albums and have influenced the likes of Elbow, The Feeling,
Flaming Lips and Simple Minds. In the early seventies, they took their Lewis
Carroll/Alice In Wonderland-infused vision of Britain around the world with albums like
Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot and Selling England By The Pound. In the mid-seventies, the
ambitious concept album The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway led to one of their most
visually-stunning live presentations. They survived the departure of frontman Peter
Gabriel and, with Phil Collins as lead vocalist, became a mainstream act, scoring hit
singles with the ballad ‘Follow You, Follow Me’ and the turbo-charged ‘Turn It On
Again’. In the eighties, Genesis topped the charts with the albums Duke, Abacab,
Genesis and Invisible Touch, and sold out an unprecedented four nights at Wembley
Stadium. Innovative, humorous videos, such as the award-winning ‘Land Of Confusion’,
with its Spitting Image puppets, endeared them to TV viewers the world over. In the
nineties, the number one album We Can’t Dance yielded another four hit singles and
proved the group’s appeal was both timeless and enduring.

Away from Genesis, Mike Rutherford has enjoyed success with the solo albums
Smallcreep’s Day, which contained an extended 25 minute piece based on the Peter
Currell Brown novel of the same title, in 1980, and Acting Very Strange, in 1982. Three
years later, he teamed up with Paul Young of Sad Café and Paul Carrack of Ace to
launch Mike + the Mechanics. The group with two lead vocalists have released five
albums – Mike + the Mechanics in 1986, The Living Years in 1988, Word Of Mouth in
1991, Beggar On A Beach Of Gold in 1995 and M6 in 1999 – and become nearly as
ubiquitous as Genesis with the hits ‘Silent Running’, ‘All I Need Is A Miracle’, ‘The Living
Years’ – a US and Australian number one in 1989 – and ‘Over My Shoulder’.

Following a ten-year hiatus, Genesis regrouped in 2007 and performed a series of sellout
concerts throughout Europe and the US. They also released Live Over Europe 2007,
the sixth live album of their career.

In 2010 Mike reconvened Mike + The Mechanics recording the “The Road” with singers
Andrew Roachford and Tim Howard. This new line up has been touring through the UK
and Europe ever since.

Daryl Stuermer

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Virtuoso lead guitarist Daryl Stuermer of the super-group Genesis and Phil Collins has been touring the world to sold-out crowds since 1978, creating the signature guitar sound of the Phil Collins mega hits “In the Air Tonight” and “Easy Lover.” As co-writer of the Phil Collins 1989 Grammy Award Winning, Billboard No. 4 single “Something Happened on the Way to Heaven,” Stuermer continues to write music for his eight solo albums of original music and cover his favorite Genesis vocals and instrumentals along the way.

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