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Review: Mike + the Mechanics a Huge Hit at Wentworth

The European Tour website has posted photos and a short review after yesterday’s show at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.


Photo by Richard Heathcote

Around 5,000 people were rocking to the sounds of Mike and the Mechanics at Wentworth Club on Saturday night.

The super-group made a rare live appearance and entertained the huge crowds from the integro Show Stage with their repertoire of hits such as Silent Running, Over My Shoulder and All I Need is a Miracle.

Championship Director Jamie Birkmyre said: “It was a brilliant night and fantastic to see so many people at the concert enjoying Mike and the Mechanics’ superb show.

“It was the perfect end to a great day of golf, and tonight (Sunday) we have another concert to look forward to when Tom Chaplin, the lead singer of Keane, takes to the stage.”

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Article: Mike Rutherford talks about the genesis of Genesis, the generation gap, love, death and causing a kerfuffle in the Borders

Mike spoke with the Southern Reporter leading up to his appearance at the Borders Book Festival on June 17th. Interview by Mark Entwistle.


The generation gap was a term much bandied about in the late 1960s and not without good reason.

Many parents of teenage children in the 1960s found it difficult to relate to their long-haired offspring and vice versa.


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Mike to play at third annual Rock ‘n’ Horsepower event


Mike is set to perform alongside artists Kenney Jones & The Jones Gang, Boomtown Rats, Paul Young and Los Pacaminos, Cregan and Co, John Parr and John Lodge at the third Rock ‘n’ Horsepower charity event in support of Prostate Cancer UK.

Prostate cancer kills more than 10,000 men in the UK every year and more than 42,000 are diagnosed, making it the most common cancer in men.

The event, organised by Kenney Jones and his wife Jayne, will be held at Ewhurst’s Hurtwood Park Polo Club on Saturday June 18th. In addition to the concert, the day will “offer the traditional properties of polo with the added benefit of a high array of high performance super cars on display”.

Tickets are  £40,  £20 for children 8-15, free for children under 8.

For more information on the event and to book tickets, visit the Hurtwood Park Polo Club website.

For more information on Prostate Cancer UK, visit their website at

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Article: Mike Rutherford: Ignorance about diabetes is rife

Mike recently spoke with the Daily Express about his family’s experience with Type 1 diabetes. Interview by Jane Symons.


Photo by Nick Cunard

Amid the constant kaleidoscope of headlines warning of a diabetes epidemic and the ongoing debate around the sugar tax it’s easy to forget that there are two quite different forms of the condition – and that’s a worry for the families of thousands of children who are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes every year.

Genetics play a part in both forms of the condition which causes blood sugar levels to become too high and can seriously damage the body’s organs, so it would be wrong to blame anyone for developing diabetes. But it can feel particularly unfair when it comes to those with Type 1 as, unlike Type 2, obesity and unhealthy habits such as lack of exercise are not risk factors. However ignorance is rife, as Mike Rutherford, a founding member of Genesis, knows all too well.

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