|Genres:||Music & Radio Books Pop / Rock|
2 October 1950, Guildford, Surrey, England. While working in Genesis, guitarist Rutherford enjoyed a solo career broken into two distinct phases. His 1980 debut was a concept album based on Peter C. Browns novel, featuring vocalist Noel McCalla, formerly with Moon who made two albums for Epic Records in the mid-70s. Neither Smallcreeps Day nor the follow-up, Acting Very Strange, were commercially successful. Rutherford resumed his solo activity in 1985, under the name Mike And The Mechanics. He had two new songwriting partners, producer Chris Neil and former hitmaker B.A. Robertson. The band employed twin lead vocalists in Paul Carrack (ex-Ace; Squeeze) and Paul Young from Sad Café. The new formation created two US hit singles, Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground) and All I Need Is A Miracle and a million-selling album. The same line-up was retained for Living Years, whose title track was both an international bestseller...