The musical group, Mr. Mister was formed in 1982 by bassist/lead vocalist Richard Page and keyboardist/vocalist Steve George. The two men grew up as friends in Phoenix, Arizona and both became sessions musicians.
Page and George played together for many years and sang back-up for many well-known musicians. They were on tour with Andy Gibb when they decided to start their own band.
Guitarist, Steve Farris and drummer Pat Mastelotto joined with the others to create Mr. Mister and the group quickly landed a deal with RCA.
Welcome To The Real World was their 2nd album and was released in 1985. The first single was Broken Wings, followed by Kyrie. Both songs climbed all the way to the top of the pop charts and the album reached platinum sales.
Mr. Mister went on to record a third album, but it did not take off and it wasn’t long before the group disbanded. All of the musicians continued in the field of music and each one was successful in their own field.
It was in February of 2004 when Clay hit the road with Kelly Clarkson on their Independent Tour! Clay started his part of the concert performing Kyrie!
I will never forget the excitement when Clay Aiken entered from the back of the stadiums, singing Kyrie…it was the entrance of a Star! The entrance and concerts bring back excitement and fond memories.
Did you see Clay sing Kyrie live? Did you see it more than once?
Kyrie eleison, kyrie
The wind blows hard
Against this mountainside
Across the sea into my soul
It reaches into where I cannot hide
Setting my feet upon the road
My heart is old
It holds my memories
My body burns a gemlike flame
The soul and soft machine
Is where I find myself again
Down the road that I must travel
Through the darkness of the night
Where I’m going, will you follow
On a highway in the light
n. & inter 1. (R. C. Ch.) Greek words, meaning “Lord, have mercy upon us,” used in the Mass, the breviary offices, the litany of the saints, etc.
2. The name given to the response to the Commandments, in the service of the Church of England and of the Protestant Episcopal Church.
It’s been many years since the independent Tour, but many of us had the opportunity to see Clay perform this song on his tour.
I hope you enjoy this fun video of Kyrie!
Joe Louis Auditorium in Detroit is where I saw this concert and it was beyond
exciting! Clay really knew how to make an entrance! Our seats were close to
where Clay appeared out of the dark and made his way to the stage! The lights
and deafening screams of the fans was really something to see and hear!
Thank you for the pictures and the video. I did not see Clay on this tour. The photos and the video are great. Thank you CANN.
Clay performed at the Ohio State Fair, and I was there screaming with crowd when he appeared from under those steps. What an exciting time that was! Clay appeared at the Fair 2 years in a row.
7 or 8 times!!! I could NEVER get enough of watching that entrance song! I screamed so loud this one time he passed very close to me. ^_^ Must have been deafening for him! Yet he hit every note.
No, I didn’t see the Independent tour. Thanks to the Claymates who shared their experience on “You Tube” and “CANN”, too! Today, I have the opportunity to view OMC performing “Kyrie”