An Interview with Melodic Rocker
that took place on 21st September 2001.
Interviewed by Dave Attrill.
Dave: When you first got into music, what songs did your school band perform?
Mitch: It was Heart and Cheap Trick, The Baby's, Kiss and Aerosmith.
Mitch: I didn't really hook up with artists in Nashville. My publisher got a
few of my songs to some of them and they considered cutting them but at
the end of the day none of them did. YET.......:>)
Mitch: LOL.. I'm laughing cause I surely must have lost the competition? Honestly,,,,
I'm not really sure as I never looked at it that way.
Mitch: Musically my influences are (see question #1)
Mitch: The music for obvious reasons.
Dave: Throughout your career which material are you most proud of?
Mitch: Well, I'm proud of all of it cause I work hard on all of it and I put everything I've got at that given moment into what I'm doing. I am proud of my writting and singing. I am proud of my guitar playing on Shine as I really had to do a LOT of it and I have never done that much guitar on my own records. I usually do all the acoustic but on this one I'm the primary electric player as well. So I guess I'm proud of breaking new ground for myself as an artist and musician.
Dave: Which artists have you most enjoyed working with and why?
Mitch: I haven't worked with that many but I would have to say Eddie Van Halen
cause he's just Eddie Van halen. He is so talented.
Mitch: COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope some people show up. :>)
Dave: What are you most looking forward to on the forthcoming UK tour?
Mitch: Just playing with a band again and sharing the music with the people
that I did it for in the first place. The fans. :>)
Mitch: Life and what I go through in it.
Mitch: LOL.. I split my pants in the crotch one night. I mean, in the front. I'm going about my business and suddenly I see peoples eyes bugging out of their heads and I feel a suddon draft where I'm not used to feeling a draft and I look down and I'm like. "YIKES"! That's not part of the show! So I grabbed a towel and hung it from my waist and finished the show. Now that was entertainment. ;>)
Dave: If you weren't a Rock Star or in the music biz at all - what could you see yourself doing?
Mitch: I think helping kids somehow. Maybe teaching?
Mitch: I just want to keep making records and keep paying the bills and it would be nice to make a difference in someones life.
Cheers Mitch for a brilliant interview!
Special Thanks to Mark Ashton @ Now and Then Records for setting it up and providing the nice photographs.