Mike + The Mechanics reformed in its present incarnation in 2009, and have been recording and touring together since 2010.
ANDREW ROACHFORD – Vocals/Keyboards
Andrew Roachford has been working in the music industry since the age of 14, and is possibly best known for his 1989 hits with band Roachford, ‘Cuddly Toy’ and ‘Family Man’. With Roachford he was one of the first artists to sign a seven-album deal with Columbia Records, and has likewise had a successful solo career. His talents have attracted the attention of artists such as Michael Jackson and Chaka Khan, who both approached Andrew to write songs. Andrew is the R&B voice of the Mechanics. www.roachford.co.uk
TIM HOWAR – Vocals
Canadian singer Tim Howar is the current rock voice of Mike + the Mechanics. Howar comes from both a rock and a stage background with a CV including a number of Broadway and West End roles. Among others, he has portrayed Marius in Les Misérables (North American Tour 1998-2000), Roger in Rent (Broadway 2006) and most recently Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages (London 2012). Prior to joining the Mechanics, Tim was also the lead singer of London based rock group Van Tramp.
ANTHONY DRENNAN – Guitar
Irish guitarist Anthony Drennan will be a familiar face to Genesis fans, having had previous experience playing alongside Mike on the Calling All Stations tour in 1998. He has also worked extensively with The Corrs, with whom he has toured since 1999, as well as touring with Chris Rea, Clannad, Paul Brady and others.
LUKE JUBY – Keyboards/Bass/Saxophone
Luke Juby started his career performing live with artists such as Olly Murs, Mika and Delta Goodrem. He has had several roles as one of the Mechanics, including keyboardist, bassist, and saxophonist. When he is not on tour Luke is primarily a songwriter, and has recently written for Izzy Bizu, Katherine Jenkins, and Leona Lewis among others.
GARY WALLIS – Drums
Gary Wallis is the longest serving current member of Mike + the Mechanics (outside of Mike himself), having started with the band in 1995. He is perhaps best known, however, as being Pink Floyd’s drummer from 1987-1994. Gary’s drumming credits also include work with 10cc, Tom Jones and Jean-Michel Jarre.