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Rutherford, Mike (2nd October 1950-Present)

He is a guitarist, bassist, and singer-songwriter born Michael John Cleote Crawford Rutherford in Guildford, Surrey, England, and was a founding member of the band Genesis when he was a pupil at Charterhouse School.

He is known for his double acoustic 12-string playing and Dewtron bass pedal synthesizer and co-wrote many of their hits with Tony Banks and Phil Collins. After their hiatus, the band staged their Turn It On Again tour in Europe in 2007.

He has recorded two solo albums, Smallcreeps Day and Acting Very Strange.

He founded Mike and the Mechanics in 1985 which have also achieved success with many hit records.  They split in July 2000 but reformed in 2004 as Mike and the Mechanics featuring Paul Carrack.

In 2012 he performed “Wish You Were Here” with Ed Sheeran’s band and the Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason at the closing ceremony of the 2012 summer Olympic games.

Genesis Recordings
Ballad of Big  (Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Mike Rutherford)
Behind the Lines Part II (Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Mike Rutherford)
Follow You, Follow Me (Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Mike Rutherford)
Me and Virgil (Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Mike Rutherford)
Paperlate (Phil Collins/Tony Banks/Mike Rutherford)
Turn It On Again (Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Mike Rutherford)
You Might Recall (Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Mike Rutherford)