Mitch Capone has chosen Lizottes to officially launch his debut album Bad Blood on Friday 24th July. The album has been available digitally for a few months, reaching #5 on the AMRAP Australian Regional Charts, and receiving international airplay in Spain, Argentina, UK and USA.
In April 2015 Bad Blood was named Best Rock album in the prestigious USA Akademia Music Awards which described the albumas:
… a repertoire that spans rock, blues, swing and much more, Mitch Capone demonstrates inimitable style and impeccable song writing in this masterful collection of songs.
Mitch will be backed by his touring band The Wise Guys (boasting the powerhouse rhythm section of Rob Banks on Bass, Steve Mac on Drums and Newcastle legend Mark Tinson on guitar) augmented by Julie Wilson on backing vocals and a brass section led by Andy Firth on tenor sax.
At an early age, after being introduced to the music of Michael Bublé, Mitch was captivated by the golden era of swing, and began making guest appearances in Newcastle with the Dungeon Big Band, performing classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin. After winning the role of Col Joye in a local theatre production of Shout - The musical Mitch was introduced to the wild sounds of 50s Rock ‘n’ Roll. His Rock ‘n’ Roll education continued when he secured the role of Young Elvis in a touring production of the Early Years of Elvis Presley
Bad Blood is the fruit of Mitch's collaboration with record producer Mark Tinson, who co-wrote nine of the original songs on the album. Described by Newcastle Live's Dan Beazley as Nick Cave meets Elvis, Mitch Capone's Bad Blood is an exciting and irresistible musical gumbo, blending big band swing, dirty rockabilly boogie, Bo Diddley swagger & New Orleans R&B.
Ngariki will be special guest at the Bad Blood CD launch.