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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.
MIKE VERNON & THE MIGHTY COMBO UK & EUROPEAN 2018 TOUR:
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
- Venue 77, Ipswich, UK – Friday 7 September
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.