Manhaton Records are delighted to announce
Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo – Beyond The Blue Horizon
CD/DOWNLOAD OUT 7 September 2018
1 WE’RE GONNA ROCK THE JOINT
3. HEART & SOUL
4. I CAN FIX IT
5. (I DON’T KNOW WHY I LOVE YOU) BUT I DO
6. BE ON THAT TRAIN
7. YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION
8. OLD MAN DREAMS
9. JUMP UP
10. RED LETTER DAY
11. A LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE BLUES
12. HATE TO LEAVE (HATE TO SAY GOODBYE)
Mike has produced albums for some of the most famous artists in British Rock and Blues history including John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (with Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor); David Bowie; Ten Years After; Savoy Brown; Fleetwood Mac (with Peter Green, Danny Kirwan and Christine McVie); Chicken Shack; Focus; Freddie King; Climax Blues Band; Level 42 and Roachford, and in 2013 was awarded the BASCA Gold Badge Award, in recognition of his unique contribution to music.
Mike is probably best known as the founder of the Blues record label BLUE HORIZON (Peter Green, Rory Gallagher, Paul Kossoff, Christone McVie) – a major ‘ground breaker’ in its time and still revered to this very day.
Maybe not quite so well-known is Mike’s ‘other’ job – that of vocalist. In the 1970s and early 1980s Mike was not only a member of The Olympic Runners but also the baritone singer with Rocky Sharpe & The Replays
“To be fronting my own Rhythm & Blues outfit has always been a dream but the right moment to make that transition never appeared until now.
Fast forward sixty-one years to 2018 and the ‘with my own band’ debut album ‘BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON’ features tough, energising and tuneful rocking slabs of Rhythm & Blues in the vein of Fats Domino, Wynonie Harris, Little Richard and Louis Jordan et al. Twelve titles in all – 9 new self- penned originals and 3 ‘covers’ from the catalogues of Brook Benton, Mose Allison and Clarence Henry”
Alongside this release there will be a full-scale European Tour where MIKE VERNON & THE MIGHTY COMBO will have the audiences dancing in the aisles and probably in the street! Full-on 100% goodtime music guaranteed to put smiles on faces!
THE MIGHTY COMBO features Kid Carlos – an outstanding young guitar player from Spain (is this the new Peter Green?); Ian Jennings on upright bass; Matt Little on keyboards; Paul Tasker on saxophone and Mike Hellier on drums