Mike Vernon "Beyond The Blue Horizon" Album & Tour
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. Alongside this release there will be a full-scale European Tour.
Mike Vernon is best known as founder of the blues record label, Blue Horizon. He worked at Decca Records starting in 1963. He served as producer for the Mayall-Clapton collaboration Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton (1966).
In 1973 Sire Records, Vernon released a solo album, Moment of Madness. He was also a member of The Olympic Runners (1974–1979) and acted as producer for them. He was a producer and member of Rocky Sharpe and the Replays (1979–1983). With the Replays he sang bass under the pseudonym of Eric Rondo. He founded the Indigo and Code Blue record labels in the 1990s.
Vernon came out of retirement to produce Dani Wilde's album Shine, and the second album by the British blues prodigy, Oli Brown. Brown's album entitled Heads I Win, Tails You Lose was released in March 2010.
In October 2013, Vernon was rewarded with a BASCA Gold Badge Award, in recognition of his unique contribution to music.