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“He’s lyrically influenced by John Lennon, Jeff Tweedy, Ben Folds and Neil Young. Musically, you’ll hear hints of Jeff Lynne, Elvis Costello, Weezer and Wilco. He’s a drummer turned guitarist turned singer-songwriter, and the Midland, Mich native is also recently transplanted to Alden, just outside of Traverse City. He’s Brett Mitchell and he knows how to stitch together some standout music from a wide range of materials. “I usually tell people my music is folky, indie pop-rock—whatever that even means any more,” Mitchell laughed. “I have an eclectic taste in music, so I think that comes through in my songwriting. I don’t like to pump out the same formula, and I’m not a good storyteller, so my lyrics are more metaphorical and poetic, describing feelings more than telling a story.””
“The award-winning northern Michigan singer-songwriter has ridden the highs and lows of the business to build an avid fan base.”
“The One-Man Magic and Multiple Talents of BRETT MITCHELL For singer/songwriter Brett Mitchell, success is a juggling act balanced by hard work, persistence, and passion. He is no stranger to being honored by fans at The Review Music Awards, having won numerous honors over the years beginning with the band Gutbucket, which he formed with guitar virtuoso Dave Kellan over a decade ago and cut his teeth with drumming professionally & touring by the age of 17. Now Mitchell has truly come into his own, having secured honors at the 2013 RMA's for Best Solo Artist and Best Male Rock Vocalist, as well as both a Popular and Critic's Choice Award for Best Songwriter. Mitchell has been described as 'the new millennium's version of Marshall Crenshaw only that description falls short to explain the multi-leveled approach towards instrumentation that Mitchell has mastered - he is a veritable one-man band with his solo work, drumming & playing guitar simultaneously while singing with all the tonal...”