Mike + The Mechanics – Tickets – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD – March 2nd, 2015

Mike + The Mechanics

Mike + The Mechanics

Daryl Stuermer

Mon, March 2, 2015

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Rams Head On Stage

Annapolis, MD


This event is 21 and over

Mike + The Mechanics
Mike + The Mechanics
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 Howar. This new line up has been touring through the UK and Europe ever since.
Daryl Stuermer
Daryl Stuermer
The inspiration for the Daryl Stuermer Duo came from Daryl’s Godin LGXT “electracoustic” guitar, an incredibly versatile instrument that can shift from an electric to acoustic sound with the flip of a switch. Along with his classically trained Russian keyboardist Kostia, Daryl performs his own instrumental compositions as well as some of his favorite Genesis songs.

Celebrating more than 30 years of musical accomplishments, virtuoso lead guitarist Daryl Stuermer of the super-group Genesis and Phil Collins has been touring the world to sold-out crowds since 1978.

In late 1977, Stuermer was recommended as a replacement for longtime member Steve Hackett for the British progressive rock super-group Genesis, beginning his 30 year “permanent part-time stint” as lead guitarist with Genesis, touring the world to sold-out crowds and performing on seven Genesis albums.

When Genesis drummer/singer Phil Collins launched a solo career during the early 80s, Stuermer became an integral member of the Collins’ solo band. Stuermer created the signature guitar sound of Collins’ solo mega hits “In the Air Tonight” and “Easy Lover,” and was co-writer of Collins’ 1989 GRAMMY® Award-winning and Billboard No. 4 single “Something Happened on the Way to Heaven.” Stuermer’s versatile jazz work can be heard on nearly all of Collin’s albums (all of which were major hits) including 1981’s Face Value, 1985’s No Jacket Required, 1990’s But Seriously and 1996’s Dance into the Light. In addition he’s performed on albums by Jean Luc Ponty, Frida Lyngstad (ABBA), Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind, & Fire), George Duke (Frank Zappa), and many others.

Stuermer continues to expand on his accomplishments. In between the touring years, Stuermer launched his own independent record label, Urban Island Music, and continues to write music for his nine solo albums—Steppin’ Out, Live and Learn, Another Side of Genesis, Waiting in the Wings, Retrofit, The Nylon String Sampler, Rewired: the Electric Collection and Go! which showcases his acclaimed blend of rock and jazz guitar featuring original music, as well as unique Genesis renditions.
Venue Information:
Rams Head On Stage
33 West St.
Annapolis, MD, 21401

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