The need to know guitarist, The paisley Telecaster, the young man, the alluring surname and the beard. All these things plus more describe Mitchell beautifully.
For years, Mitch has been the skilled guitarist alongside the incredible voice of Kylie Auldist and her band. He plays with a number of great acts and is forever being beckoned for his tricky chops and licks.
More recently, Mitch has started performing his own material around the pubs and bars of Melbourne and is pretty close to releasing his first record of songs that describe colourfully the things we do, the places we dwell and the people we hang around.
One of the great things about doing this project is that I get to meet and share a cup of tea with a number of interesting and great people before we shoot the video.
This particular Singer-Songwriter, Anna Cordell, was just so great to talk to and she told me about her family, her music performance history and the like. How she musters up a single note of music with 4 children scooting around the place I don't know but I'm intrinsically aware that she writes enchanting melodies and memorable songs and performs her music with her emotions out on display, her heart comfortably on her sleeve.
When I opened my front door to this guy on my doorstep years ago he handed me my own garden rake and then proceeded to take his hat off which revealed an apple under it.
He sings like a bird and writes lovely thought provoking ditties. His use of melody is just incredible and considering he rarely plays his original music live, the only place to see him is as the frontman for 'The Prayer Babies' and 'Fire and Theft.'
These two Melbourne super bands have a healthy following and it's hard to work out which band is crazier, more eccentric.
Ian and I have worked together on numerous occasions and if you know me and (or) Ian really well, you can imagine how sill...
I had about 10 minutes up my sleeve before Lindsay arrived for this session so I walked down to the cafe to grab something. While I was on the street I saw this tall, dark shadowy figure walking towards me. My god, what is that? Is that a cape? Na it's a jacket...It's holding a guitar, it has a pony tail...Ah it's Lindsay. I hadn't seen him for years as Sweden is now his home. He literally lives in the wilderness, chops trees down for energy, fuel food? I don't know, but what I do know is that Lindsay has a tight following and a great reputation as a very talented songwriter. He has a beautifully haunting baritone voice and comes up with stirring and memorabl...