The legendary Mike Rutherford performs with Mike + The Mechanics at The Birchmere on March 27, 2018. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)
Mike Rutherford, who became one of the most bassists in the world thanks to his long run with progressive rock band Genesis, also performs with a project known as Mike + The Mechanics. Mike visited The Birchmere on Tuesday to play bass with a new iteration of The Mechanics on Tuesday, and Jason captured the action on the stage.
Mike + The Mechanics (Photo courtesy Madison House)
In 1985, Mike Rutherford of Genesis formed a side project known as Mike + The Mechanics. That band continued to perform until 2004, when Mike and singer Paul Carrack called it a day. But Mike resurrected the outfit with new members in 2011 with a new album. The refreshed Mike + The Mechanics released a new album, Let Me Fly, via BMG in 2017, and the band will perform at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, on Tuesday, March 27.
Marina V (Photo compliments of the artist)
Singer-songwriter Marina V may have immigrated to Los Angeles from Moscow, but the redheaded siren sings universally buoyant songs that sound as if they could have come from a chirpier Tori Amos if it weren’t for the sometimes barely detectable European accent in her voice.
Born Marina Verenikina, she moved to the United States as a teenager and began making music. Her most recent album, Inner Superhero, features 10 upbeat songs of asserting yourself and living life to its fullest. Marina V is touring in support of the new album, and she makes a few stops on the tour as the opener for UK synthpop legend Howard Jones.
One such stop occurs tomorrow, Tuesday, August 18 at the Hamilton Live.
Watch the official video for single “Enjoy the Ride” on YouTube:
As you can see from her video, Marina still has strong ties to Moscow, and she films videos and performs there regularly. Don’t miss this international chanteuse when she opens for Howard Jones at the Hamilton. Tickets are available online.
Listen to clips from Inner Superhero on Soundcloud:
(Opening for Howard Jones)
The Hamilton Live
Tuesday, August 18