Mike + the Mechanics announced on their official Facebook page this morning that their support for the 2017 Word of Mouth tour will be singer and songwriter Ben McKelvey.
Ben started his career as a drummer in a punk band, but turned his talents to the guitar and to songwriting when the band eventually went their separate ways in 2010. He has listed some of his songwriting influences as being Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash and Mark Everett of Eels (source).
Most recently Ben has been on the road supporting Wet, Wet, Wet on their Big Picture Tour, and will be supporting The Overtones come November. You can find more information on his website, http://www.bmckmusic.co.uk/.
Tickets for the Mechanics’ Word of Mouth tour can be purchased via Ticketline.