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Video: Mike + The Mechanics on Weekend with Aled Jones

Mike + The Mechanics appeared on ITV’s Weekend programme with Aled Jones on April 23rd performing the new single “Don’t Know What Came Over Me” as well as “Over My Shoulder”.  Thank you to TORYmax for the upload.

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Audio: Mike + The Mechanics live on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show

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Photo via BBC Radio 2

Mike + The Mechanics performed live on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 Friday, March 17th. The four songs they played were “Silent Running”, the new single “Don’t Know What Came Over Me”, “The Living Years” and a cover of Bill Withers’ “Lovely Day”.

You can listen to the broadcast on iPlayer and watch a video of their performance of “Lovely Day” up until April 15th.

Photo via BBC Radio 2

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Ringsted Festival and Osfest

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Mike + the Mechanics at the 2016 Ringsted Festival. Photo: Jens Wollesen via SN.dk

The band started the month off with a couple of festival performances in Denmark and Norway. First up was the Ringsted Festival on the 4th of August, videos from which can be seen below.

Danish website SN.dk have uploaded a large selection of really nice photos from the festival, taken by Jens Wollesen. You can also find a number of photos on radio station Partyzone’s Facebook site.

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Mike + the Mechanics at Osfest. Photo: Andris Hamre via Midtsiden

On Saturday the 6th, the band performed at Osfest in Osøyri, Norway. According to the paper Midtsiden, the show went very well despite some organisational issues around festival promotion. You can see the article (in Norwegian) and find more photos on the Midtsiden website, who were also responsible for uploading the video below (the Mechanics appear at around the 3:48 mark).

If you’ve missed the chance to see the Mechanics at one of their festival dates this summer, never fear, you still have the chance to see them in September if you’re in or near Germany. Go here to find more information about tickets.

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FL1 LIFE Festival, Wintershall and the British Grand Prix

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Photo via FL1 LIFE

The summer is carrying on quickly, and the month of July started out with a bang for the Mechanics who “worked the crowd up to a fever pitch” at the FL1 LIFE Festival in Liechtenstein (Vaterland).

Many thanks to Dominik Konrad Photography for letting us upload his photos from the event. You can find more photos from the festival on the FL1 LIFE Facebook page.

The next day the band made their way back to England to Wintershall, where they performed alongside Roger Taylor, Jeff Beck, The Darkness and others in support of HASTE and the James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Fund in what reviewer Chaz Brooks called a “memorable show”, crediting the “superb vocalists” Tim and Andrew.

You can watch a video of the band performing Silent Running at Wintershall below. Thank you to YouTube user clangers234 for uploading it.

This past weekend then saw the band giving a performance at this year’s Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. It was obvious from the band’s official Twitter alone that they had a smashing time, though it would be difficult not to in that setting! Silverstone shared a couple of photos from the day as well:

Next up this month is the Rock Legend Festival with Marillion in Poland on the 25th, and we will be back then to hopefully share some more photos and videos!

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Isle of Wight Festival 2016

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Photo via Absolute Radio

This past weekend saw the Mechanics play the main stage at the 2016 Isle of Wight festival. From where we were sitting (that is, by the radio) it sounded very strong, and the reviews we’ve seen so far seem to agree!

For those who were unable to get to the festival in person, Absolute Radio have posted some extended highlights from the set. There was also an interview, which we will post as soon as it’s available.

On the visual side, there is a video of “The Living Years” from the official festival YouTube channel.

While the Isle of Wight Radio site has shared a number of photos, a few of which we’ve included below. To see the rest (and there are a few!), please go to their website.

Finally, we have some photos of our own to add to the gallery, courtesy of Hannah Saunders.

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Video: Mike and Professor Noel Fitzpatrick talk about ONE LIVE 2015

Mike talks with Professor Noel Fitzpatrick about the upcoming inaugural ONE LIVE Festival in support of The Humanimal Trust, “the first UK charity set up to advance the conversation about uniting and moving animal and human healthcare forward through shared ideas, shared technology and integrated research.”

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Follow these links to learn more about ONE LIVE, the Humanimal Trust and Professor Fitzpatrick’s incredible work.

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Photos: The Retro Festival 2015

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Photo by Marc Gilgen, via Facebook

Mike + the Mechanics appeared at Lucerne’s Retro Festival on the 23rd of May, 2015 and the organisers have shared a number of photos and a video from the night.

You can find more of Marc’s photos on the Retro Festival website.

Fan Silvy from Switzerland has also very kindly shared with us her photos from the event. Thank you, Silvy!