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Fredag 1. september

Mike + The Mechanics (UK)

Om koncerten

Mike + The Mechanics været i gang i 32 år, og i 2017 udgiver deres ottende album ‘Let Me Fly’. Med den udgivelse tager de på en omfattende turné der rammer mange af Europas store festivaler og venues, blandt andre Amager Bio.

‘Let Me Fly’ flyder over med den glæde, der har defineret bandet fra begyndelsen, og som altid møder man i sangene en masse forskellige og skæve typer – bl.a. den ulykkelige womanizer i pladens første singleudspil: ‘Don’t Know What Came Over Me’.

Chefmekanikeren Mike Rutherford forklarer nærmere: “Here’s this guy who’s happily married, loves his lady and everything’s wonderful. Then, one night, he goes AWOL and loses everything by having a one-night-stand. It was a moment of madness and he’s beyond remorseful. Was he forgiven? The song just leaves him hanging. And no, it’s not autobiographical!

Det nye album blev lagt i støbeskeen, da orkestret turnerede i 2011 med ‘The Road’, der var den første plade med det nuværende line-up: Rutherford selv (guitar/bas), Luke Juby (keyboards), Gary Wallis (trommer), Anthony Drennan (guitar) samt sangerne Andrew Roachford og Tim Howar.

The Mechanics hadn’t played live much, so we started to do what I’d done 40 years ago and build a name.  We did Euro festivals, UK tours and small places and, yes, I really did wonder at my age if it was OK to be at Portsmouth Guildhall, but we got to be a great live band. The chemistry works because we’re all very different people, who’re fun and quirky.”

‘Let Me Fly’ blev til i samarbejde med Fraser T. Smith (Kano, Kaiser Chiefs, Adele, Sam Smith) og Ed Drewett (One Direction, Professor Green) og The Mechanics to sangere. Men især i det musikalske partnerskab med tidligere Johnny Hates Jazz-sanger Clark Datchler som Mike havde mødt gennem sin ven og producer Brian Rawling, (David Bowie, Tina Turner, Cher):

“We sat down together and from day one it worked. Clark’s a proper writer and he brought something new. I’d send him lines and he’d bring them to life. We never had a slow day.”

7. april letter ‘Let Me Fly’, og Mike + The Mechanics rammer København 1. september.

Billetterne sælges fra 24. marts kl. 10

http://mikeandthemechanics.com/

 

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