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Mike and The Mechanics

Genesis bass player Mike Rutherford formed Mike & The Mechanics as a side-project, little realising his spin-off group would become a fully-fledged band in their own right.

The band released a number of successful singles, including the epic The Living Years (1989) which Rutherford wrote in response to the death of his father.

Vocal duties were performed by former Ace and Squeeze vocalist Paul Carrack and Paul Young (ex-Sad Café).

Paul Young died of a heart attack on 15 July 2000.

Paul Young
Vocals
Paul Carrack
Vocals, keyboards
Mike Rutherford
Guitar, vocals
Adrian Lee
Keyboards
Peter Van Hooke
Drums
Tim Renwick
Guitar