Put Saturday 19 February in your diary for what will be mighty fine gig in The Brewery when singer-songwriter MITCH KING takes to the stage, supported by ROB LONGSTAFF.
Mitch is renowned for his dynamic performances blending vocals with electric and acoustic guitars, harmonica, kick drum and tambourine to create his unique Australian folky blues n roots sound.
Recently signed to Michael Gudinski’s newest label, Reclusive Records, Mitch has just released a new single Oil and Water.
Mitch explains that Oil & Water was born when he and Mark Lizotte met for a writing session in Sydney. Mitch funnelled his personal experience into the track … “as much as you like to be with someone, sometimes the differences between two people are so vast, you realise you are like oil and water”.And he’s clearly stoked with the Reclusive signing.
"To be selected by Michael Gudinski and have him believe in my music is a great honour",” says Mitch. “"I’m really looking forward to releasing lots of new music this year and can’t wait to see what the future holds for our new partnership",” he says.
Michael Gudinski is equally thrilled to have Mitch join the Reclusive family. “I have always been fascinated with the one-man band concept. After seeing Mitch perform live, I knew there was something unique and special about him. The reaction we had after Mitch performed 5 Seconds Of Summer’s track Youngblood on The State Of Music was incredible and it made it clear that we had to have him on Reclusive.”
Born and raised on the Gold Coast, Mitch spends his days travelling around Australia in his campervan and playing his music at shows and festivals across the country.
He first started playing guitar at 14, spending hours in his bedroom finetuning his skills and listening to artists like John Mayer, Jimmy Hendrix and Santana. In 2014, Mitch released his first album 'A Life Under The Sun' with the single Coming Back picked up by the NFL team The Green Bay Packers to promote their season opener.
Mitch has since graced festival stages at the likes of The Tamworth Country Music Festival and St Kilda Festival and supported artists including Tones And I, America The Band, and Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson.
Organically building his fanbase to over 36 million worldwide streams and 250 000 monthly listeners on US Pandora radio, Mitch King is an artist to watch. Organically building his fanbase to over 36 million worldwide streams and 250 000 monthly listeners on US Pandora radio, Mitch King is an artist to watch.
Rob Longstaff, aka Bobby the Kid and R.Soul, is a Sunny Coast music veteran and dedicated misadventurer. Back from Europe indefinitely, Rob is loving getting reacquainted with his favourite venues and the loyal punters. He is also currently attempting to release four new songs and videos per week!