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Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo

Manhaton Records are delighted to announce the September 7th 2018 release the debut album ‘Beyond The Blue Horizon’ from Blues legend Mike Vernon and his band The Mighty Combo.

Mike’s produced albums for some of the most famous artists in British Rock and Blues including John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (with Eric Clapton, Peter Green, 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.

In 2013 he was awarded the BASCA Gold Badge Award in recognition of his unique contribution to music. Mike is 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 R&B outfit has always been a dream but the right moment to make that transition never appeared until now,” says Mike.


Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, UK  – Sunday 22 July

Old Bakery Studio, Truro, UK – Friday 17 August

Blues at Broom Hill Festival, UK – Saturday 18 August

The Hope Tavern, Market Rasen, UK – Sunday 19 August

Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs, UK  – Tuesday 21 August

Haven Club at The Bulligdon, Oxford, UK – Thursday 23 August

Bluefunk, Poynton, UK  –  Friday 24 August

Darvel Music Festival, UK – Saturday 25 August

Great British RnB Festival, Colne, UK – Sunday 26 August

Market Lavington Music & Comedy Club, Devizes, UK – Saturday 8 September

Borderline, London, UK Double Headline with Sari Schorr  – Friday 14 September

Forest Arts Centre, New Milton, UK – Saturday 15 September

Keighley Blues Live, Keighley, UK – Friday 28 September

Carlisle Blues Rock Festival, UK – Saturday 29 September

Discovery Centre, Winchester, UK – Wednesday 3 October

Festival Blues des deux rivières, France – Saturday 5 October 

Blues de Cerdanyola Festival, Barcelona, Spain – Saturday 6 October

Pre-order Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo’s album ‘Beyond The Blue Horizon’ here. Click the links above to book tickets for the tour.