Kayleigh (acoustic Marillion cover) - Mike Massé

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“Kayleigh” by Marillion, an acoustic cover by Mike Massé. For booking information: Listen on Spotify: Buy on iTunes: Mike’s 80-song collection, “Covers (Mostly Live)”: />Mike’s 30-song collection, “Covers, Vol. 2”: /> Google Play: Keep up with Mike at: /> Please support Mike on Patreon. Any amount is appreciated: /> Buy merch: /> Please share and help spread the music: /> /> /> Liner Notes: I recorded this on my latest birthday (Jan. 13th) as a present to myself. One of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands. I have MTV to thank for this discovery. I remember seeing the original video, and loving the sound, the song, the lyrics, the singer, the band. And the gear porn--a table (table?) full of guitar stomp pedals, racks of keyboards reminiscent of some of my favorite prog rock idols. What was not to love? I ended up buying "Misplaced Childhood" and absorbing it one December while listening on my mom's CD boombox (a luxury item for us), as I slept on the couch, trying to get comfortable as I recovered from a cracked collar bone. "Seconds Out" by Genesis (particularly "Supper's Ready") was on heavy rotation at the same time. Marillion went on to become one of my all-time favorite bands. Well, Fish-era Marillion, at least. After he left the band, I sort of did, too. But those four Fish-era studio albums, B-sides, EP's, live stuff--loved it all. Fish (aka Derek Dick) was a colossal figure (literally and figuratively) for me in those high school days. It culminated with me getting to meet him backstage briefly after a great Marillion show at the Glenn Miller Ballroom on CU campus in Boulder during the "Clutching at Straws" tour. The man is one of my favorite poets, not to mention singers and frontmen. His lyrics are second only to Neil Peart in my book. And they're just a hugely talented band overall. I totally get that they're not for everyone, so don't be shocked if you listen to them and don't "get it". I'm just glad I did.

Mike Garvey
Love this tune. And this is one of the finest covers I've heard. You always seem to translate the feel of the song Mike rather than a soulless carbon copy. Good stuff!
Bart W
love the dumpert sign! ^^
You are so talented. Beautiful job.
Aris Alamanos
I love it how you did the guitar solo with the vocals...Rothery's solos are second to none in terms of emotion (screw Gilmour) and you got the vibe 100% with your voice.
acoustic buff
Yes. YES!! Mike, I just had to create a youtube account to congratulate you on your art. This is so great. Period. I'll purchase this right away. Have you ever heard about an Irish band named Aslan? Check it out, I believe a cover of "Pretty thing" would be a perfect fit for your vocals. Just saying! :)
Youtuber Mavic
Also ich muss schon sagen..... Top🤗 Richtig geil gesungen und gespielt. Gruß aus Germany 😎
beautiful! Love Marillion. You've made my day a bit brighter!
Laura Hirsch
Ok, I'm impressed. This cover does the original definitely justice. I expected to be disappointed because the song is one of my all-time favourites, but I was proven wrong! You have an amazing voice.
You should post this to Fish's facebook page! I'm sure he'd love to see it.
Haha. I love this cover!! I was named after this song 🙃
Fares Eidi
Wow ! You have an amazing talent to bring to life on an acoustic guitar powerful and beautiful renditions of these 80's classics !!!
Ed Soane
Brilliant rendition. Could listen to this all day.
acoustic buff
... I have been watching this about a dozen times since you've posted it (well, compatibly with the family routine, that is). I'm telling you, it's giving me goose bumps... I'll be hoping for another (ANY) Marillion cover, from the Fish era. Btw, so glad there's one less lawyer (I am one myself, so I am allowed to say that ;) especially since this world gained one (full time) artist of your caliber.
Matteo Sartori
Mitch Joel
great choice!
Great . You're such an inspiration thanks for the awesome fantastic covers
Claudio Daddi
Amazing man!!!!!!!!!
You've been so blessed! Your talent goes way beyond an average performance, I hope you realize this.
lindsey rennie
Love this track Mike masse version
DUMPERT and great song...my favourite band
lindsey rennie
Vinnie Cimino
Dynamite song & cover Mike...Never heard this one before...Just played the Marillion's original version & hear a VERY close distinction of Phil Collins influence in there, especially since '85 was probably Collins' biggest & Best year...You KILLED once again...Just a Beautiful Cover that completely captured the essence of their song!...
Scott Brawner
Once again, Mike manages to cut through to the core, the soul of a song. Amazing job.
sonof erin
omg. brilliant, i have always loved this song. amazing Voice.
Henk van der Laak
Impressive, as always :-)
Gerald Hartley
Very cool. Love it. 👍🏼
Great song! Thanks! How about The Beatles next?
Alejandro Harnell
Great cover Man!! Like the way you translate the song for the acoustic guitar. You might try the guitar solo and it will be perfect!!!
Sugar Walls
Good rhythm and singing coordination ;) !
Michael Bower
This is an excellent rendition of what is a fairly reflective, looking back and possibly unsettled sort of song. Well done. Really enjoyed it.
Very good. He probably could have covered the entire "Misplaced Childhood" album start-to-finish and I'd be listening!
Sloer Meutel
DUMPERT! Thanks for this cover Mike. Added to playlist :)
Great, just saw your BOYS OF SOMMER and thought, hey Cool. I play it similar, but with capo on 6th. You music choice is the same as mine! GREAT! I did a rendition to Pseudo silk Kimono, KAYLEIGH and Lavender last week with an old school mate that asked me to do it, and now I found this and thoght: O.K., thats funny, I have to tell him! You are already in my List, so I surely told you: GREAT AND ALL THE BEST FROM GERMaNY / COLOGNE, Lothar as ELPI
Neil Kraft
Just good
I don't care if it's a year! Love this song and it's the best cover I've heard of this so far!!!! Loved your version!!!!! Stars above!!!!!
jefe rodolfo pereira da silva
Amazing. Congratulations from Brazil.
David Flint
A year later I still get goosebumps and a little misty eyed listening to you beautiful and true to the original. 👍👍👀
Crib Rebo
Another great one from the "master" of musical "ear candy". Thanks Mike. Your. HUGE devoted fan Marc "Crib Rebo" Dobis..
Scott Hall
Great cover, Mike. There is a lot going on chord wise here. So great that your vocals are so spot on when doing so much on the acoustic. Thumbs WAY up.
Found this after listening to Marillion's song, thinking how good it could sound as an acoustic cover and hoping I could find a version that lived up to expectation. Yours hits the nail on the head – you've made it your own while keeping the spirit of the original. Beautiful!
Charles Portilho
Um cara desse deveria ter 1 milhão de seguidores.
Mike Carey
serious , serious talent Mike. At 42 and born in the 70's this is probably one of my all time favourite songs. Fish would be damn well impressed I'd say. love yourself and Jeff's stuff. Keep it going from the Emerald Isle of Ireland.
Judith Schönknecht
I just love your way of playing the songs your own way, but that they still feel like the original ones Great Job! I also loves your show in Bochum, Germany in April :) I would love to hear you cover some of my favorite Rise Against songs, that would be "Audience of one" or " Miracle"! Would be more than happy if I would hear you cover them sometime! :))
Great cover of one of my favorite songs! Still have the vinyl copy of this album. An underrated classic, in my opinion.
Jens Zimmermann
Perfect Mike!!!!! You are my inspiration for playing acoustic guitar :-)
Dan B-G
One of my favourite songs ever..........Outstanding as always Sir....
Martino Solla
Very Good Job! Dear Mike, waitin' u for "THE Space",... something that you know. .... cheers.
Giorgio Volini
Mike, I've purchased all of your tracks on Loudr, but cannot find this one. Nor can I find it on Amazon. Will it be available on these platforms? I'm not really into Itunes or anything "I-" related.
Perfect !!!! Nothing to add.... suuuuper
Philippe Simon
vous etes un excellent chanteur et un très bon musicien , j'admire toutes vos vidéos , je vous souhaite une bonne année 2017 à vous et à votre famille.
acoustic buff
Excellent!! Now it's available on Amazon too. I've got all your last four works, thank you so much for what you give us.
Awesome job as usual man. Must say I've never heard of this song or band but I'm glad you introduced it to me. Hooked!
This was great! Loved seeing Marillion pop up here. Sorry to hear that you never got into newer Marillion - I think Happiness is the Road and Marbles have some songs you'd cover really nicely.
I didn't think an acoustic cover could be this good...... Great song.
Marty Lemieux
Beautifully done as always. Hadn't heard this song since College some 25 + years ago. Thanks!
OMG you put the Dumpert sticker on your guitar! That's so boss! Awesome cover btw!
Retroplay ARG
Man you are so good!!! Amazing cover!
koh tek puat
Just give me one chord please.
Definitely one of the highlights of your channel. You nailed that guitar solo with your voice.
David Flint
Oh by the way I used a lot of guitar technique in my rendition of this piece. Thank you for that Mike
wow wow and wowwww. as a 30+ year fan, I can only say you did a fantastic job. keep it up!!!
Scott Evans
I listened to this song on Mtv in 1986. I love Marillion. Thank you for this great acoustic cover!
elisa louise
Applause !!!!!
Sharon Aukstolis
My name is Kayleigh But, I'm on my moms account XD
Brian Zaborowski
Awesome as always Mike! Since you are so good at pounding out all the good '80s tunes (for some stupid reason this song made me think of this) ... You should try Kyrie by Mr. Mister ... I KNOW you would kill that one!
Mike, do Angie if you haven't already.
great cover as per usual, Mike..... big Fish is Scottish as well :)
Jan Gillesen
Sweet! Great guitar conversion too, is it standard tuning?
Mirko Giorgini
Wow!bravo!👏👏👏👏👏👏 The best version on this earth of this wonderful song!
This is the first cover of Kayleigh that I do not absolutely hate. It's a nice version, for my personal taste it's a bit too smooth and light, I like it more dark - but it's a good clip!
KD Lawson
I was actually named after this song! So few people know it. Great cover, it made my day!
Wow. A great rendetion in your own style. Goto the top of the class.
Cool tune thanks for sharing , love the chords you have used 😀
Clarke M
Marillion was my favourite band for half of my life. This cover is perfect.
Guy Farting
I know it's literally a meme, but would you ever do a Neutral Milk hotel cover? Would appreciate it quite a bit.
Saul Portillo
Excelente trabajo, Felicidades
*Awesome Acoustic Cover!* 👍😍♫♪ Well-done i love this,shared with pleasure! Carla ~ YoutubeSingers
Evandro DeSouza
Mike, you are very good and excellent at what you do!! A notable musician! Congrats for this beautiful cover! Music is life! God bless you.
Marillion has a CD of 2009 called "LESS IS MORE". You have honored that title with this cover. I´m loving it!
Kaj Frilund
Great, Mike, had forgotten this great song, thanks.
Steve Crump
Beautiful rendition......great tutorial....many thanks.
Fachrizal Yans
Thank you Mike Masse, remind me about the past.
Celso Arias
Bom demais man! Great cover!!!!
Stéphane Gaudet
Bravo for this version of Marillion .... where are you from? I am Trois-Rivières (québec) and we would go see you if you come to our city
Jonathan F
WHY not the extended version?
Your liner notes are just terrific - would be awesome to see the same added to some of your earlier videos. no doubt there are stories worth sharing.
Germain Fortin
A masterpiece! Like every song you play Mike! Thank you!
Peter Zaenker
Another one showing me you're the man Mike. You bring back the vibes of 1985 like no other and you inspire me. Keep it up!
Rutger Folles
Great job with this song. Hopefully we will see you soon back in Holland.
Brilliant version. Would love to see you explore some of the early progessive songs in this vein.
Jailson Santhos
Jacob Dueholm
You lost a ton of weight! Good for you! Good thing you didn't lose your talent - you still have tons of that!
Claudia Rocha
Anyone knows what guitar model is this?
Pablo Carreño
from Argentina, i am your fan!!!!, exelents covers
Best cover! Wonderful as always!
C Maro
In a baseball sense you knocked this out of the park.......well done sir!
Mike you are my favorite musician on yt , awesome covers , i wish you continued success
Francisco Aguirre A.
Wow, great version!
Dan Barry
Best Cover Ever ! Unbelievable Talent..! Please go on Britain's Got Talent Mike ! God Bless
Maybe my favorite song Mike does. Now I know he grew up mid 80s lol. Props for doing this.....Never had kids , but a daughter woulda been named after this song.