Roachford (contemporary)

Roachford (contemporary)

7:30pm Thursday 25 July

Midhurst Rother College


Adults £34 (18 & under £5)

‘We’ve talked a lot about ‘the live experience’ this year, and in Roachford we have someone who really knows how to get an audience going. And of course the Mike & the Mechanics connection tells you all you need to know about the quality and all round musical experience we can expect. He is one terrific talent.’ Stewart Collins

The festival’s annual residency at Rother College’s Theatre continues in the hands of the legendary Roachford, one of the most compelling and consistent rock and soul artists the UK has produced. He has released 10 studio albums and several greatest hits collections, been sought-after as a songwriter by the likes of Michael Jackson, Joss Stone and Chaka Khan, and consistently toured solo and with contemporaries including Terence Trent D’Arby and The Christians. For the past nine years, he has been the voice of Mike + the Mechanics, recording with Mike Rutherford’s post- Genesis band and playing live with them across the world.

Roachford channels the energy of James Brown on stage each night, and on record summons up the spirit of everyone from Al Green to Joe Cocker. When he sings, you listen. A great night of live music…

Andrew Roachford – Keys/Vocals
Chris Moorhead – Guitar
David Levy – Bass
Luke Harris – Drums