Kayleigh (acoustic Marillion cover) - Mike Massé

“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 Massé
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You are so talented. Beautiful job.
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!
beautiful! Love Marillion. You've made my day a bit brighter!
Thinking Troll
This man needs to be doing more than just covers. SO MUCH talent, GREAT VOICE. Have not found a single cover by him I have not liked (loved)!
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.
Bart W
love the dumpert sign! ^^
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! :)
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.
Youtuber Mavic
Also ich muss schon sagen..... Top🤗 Richtig geil gesungen und gespielt. Gruß aus Germany 😎
You've been so blessed! Your talent goes way beyond an average performance, I hope you realize this.
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 🙃
Taylor Burnett
This is a fuckin sick cover man excellent work!!
¡Gracias Mike! Excelente versión de Kayleigh. Por otro lado, ¡felicitaciones! se te ve muy bien y rejuvenecido, se te ve incluso más joven que hace 9 años. Un abrazo desde Argentina.
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.
Mitch Joel
great choice!
Sloer Meutel
DUMPERT! Thanks for this cover Mike. Added to playlist :)
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 !!!
Nice job mate. Great guitar and vocals
great cover as per usual, Mike..... big Fish is Scottish as well :)
Jens Zimmermann
Perfect Mike!!!!! You are my inspiration for playing acoustic guitar :-)
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.
Metren Angerjärv
Absolutely awesome cover! Love your vocalizing the solo too, great idea! Instant subs!
OMG you put the Dumpert sticker on your guitar! That's so boss! Awesome cover btw!
A masterpiece! Like every song you play Mike! Thank you!
Great cover! You should cover Script for a Jester's Tear as well.
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!
David Flint
A year later I still get goosebumps and a little misty eyed listening to you beautiful and true to the original. 👍👍👀
sonof erin
omg. brilliant, i have always loved this song. amazing Voice.
janek rapid
Absolutely amazing👍
Fabio Oliveira
Best cover, Congratulations
Alfonso Rivera
Amazing work! love the way it combines a respectful yet a very original version!
David Flint
Oh by the way I used a lot of guitar technique in my rendition of this piece. Thank you for that Mike
Jan Gillesen
Sweet! Great guitar conversion too, is it standard tuning?
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.
Matteo Sartori
Definitely one of the highlights of your channel. You nailed that guitar solo with your voice.
Martino Solla
Very Good Job! Dear Mike, waitin' u for "THE Space",... something that you know. .... cheers.
bravo excellent ! :-)
Eric Bergmueller
Your voice is awesome on this piece - love the vocal guitar solo. The sound of your guitar is nice and crisp too. Well done!
Amazing song, awesome cover! You are so talented!
Rain Force
Brilliantly played and sung, thank you for your fantastic cover of one of my favourites!
Kailei Eustis
perfect bday present to myself as well! and my namesake! :) so well done!
Simone D'Angelo
Brilliant, man! Beautiful cover! Greetings from Italy (Dublin, now)!!!
Best cover! Wonderful as always!
Phil Anderson
Amazingly! Always amazing Mike!
Bobby Quine
that was great, man. thank you for sharing
Luigi di bacco
Great job mike from Italy !
Josh More
I love this. I've been looking for a good cover of this for years
Filippo Sottani
Simply amazing, great cover Mike!
DUMPERT and great song...my favourite band
*Awesome Acoustic Cover!* 👍😍♫♪ Well-done i love this,shared with pleasure! Carla ~ YoutubeSingers
Mirko Giorgini
Wow!bravo!👏👏👏👏👏👏 The best version on this earth of this wonderful song!
I didn't think an acoustic cover could be this good...... Great song.
Bruno Canoza
Awesome cover!!!! You voice is amazing! I'm a singer as well and I was wondering what mic you use on your guitar? Keep on rocking!
M.H. vanderMarel
Enjoyed every single second of your performance in Leiden NL last Saturday, so happy to finally see you play live!And big thanks for playing the Pink Floyd songs ;-)It was a great surprise to me that you played Kayleigh, it was the first time I heard a acoustic version of the song, and you nailed it! I share your love for Marillion, and after Fish left I tried to hang on, but it never was the same with the new singer. If you are in Holland next November, an amazing Marillion coverband (called StillMarillion, great name by the way...) will play in Zoetermeer, they only play Fish-era Marillion songs. In this particular show they will perform the entire "Script for a Jester's Tear" album, highly recommended!https://cultuurpodiumboerderij.nl/programma/stillmarillion/
Henk van der Laak
Impressive, as always :-)
Marty Lemieux
Beautifully done as always. Hadn't heard this song since College some 25 + years ago. Thanks!
Sgt. BubbleBlower
you should cover, kenny loggins - I'm free
Lupe Valdez
Amazing cove!!!. Thank you for creating this!
Grócha TV
tabs pls
Retroplay ARG
Man you are so good!!! Amazing cover!
wow wow and wowwww. as a 30+ year fan, I can only say you did a fantastic job. keep it up!!!
Brian Vogelsang
Wow! Really Amazing Mike! More Marillion covers please. :)
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!!!
Crib Rebo
Another great one from the "master" of musical "ear candy". Thanks Mike. Your. HUGE devoted fan Marc "Crib Rebo" Dobis..
Nick B
Fab playing and great voice. Brilliant. I was waiting to see how you would handle the solo - very nice!
Wow. A great rendetion in your own style. Goto the top of the class.
Great song! Thanks! How about The Beatles next?
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! :))
Mike you are my favorite musician on yt , awesome covers , i wish you continued success
Scott Brawner
Once again, Mike manages to cut through to the core, the soul of a song. Amazing job.
Great cover of one of my favorite songs! Still have the vinyl copy of this album. An underrated classic, in my opinion.
Ed Soane
Brilliant rendition. Could listen to this all day.
James Alan Ott
Excellent interpretation of an excellent song. Your background comments in the description are rather moving.
Rod Gano
Awesome brother. Thank you. I love that song!!
This was amazing wow
Fachrizal Yans
Thank you Mike Masse, remind me about the past.
Peter Andringa
Awesome!! Love the Dumpert sticker
fugu pinkeye
My favorite singer covers my all time favorite band, and nails it! This made me smile so much.
KD Lawson
I was actually named after this song! So few people know it. Great cover, it made my day!
Dj Toman
Beautiful cover as always, Mike. I've loved this song for over 30 years. One of my few regrets in life is that I never had a daughter, because not only do I love this song but I also adore the name "Kayleigh" and would have loved to give her that name.
F***ING AWESOME! as always :-)
Dan B-G
One of my favourite songs ever..........Outstanding as always Sir....
jefe rodolfo pereira da silva
Amazing. Congratulations from Brazil.
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!
Eduardo Gomes
The best performance, very good, very good, very good...!!!!!!!
Great cover, good job man.
Alexandre Teixeira
Awesome, im from Brazil!
Great . You're such an inspiration thanks for the awesome fantastic covers
Dan Barry
Best Cover Ever ! Unbelievable Talent..! Please go on Britain's Got Talent Mike ! God Bless
Scott Evans
I listened to this song on Mtv in 1986. I love Marillion. Thank you for this great acoustic cover!
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.
loved it!!
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.
Ramon Rezende
Muito bom!!!!
Lamer thing
great:-) pozdrawiam z Polski:-)
Rutger Folles
Great job with this song. Hopefully we will see you soon back in Holland.
Mike, do Angie if you haven't already.