2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year for 23 year old, Multi-Instrumentalist Mitch King as he promotes his recent release “Southerly change”, debuting #2 on the iTunes Blues Charts.
Australian Folk and Southern Blues, best describes his style with sweet combinations of electrified, inventive and acoustic music.
Voted ‘Hottest New Act’ at St Kilda Festival in 2016 and crowned Winner of the Tamworth Music Festival Busking Championships in the same year, proved that Mitch was establishing himself as a crowd favourite at some of Australia’s largest festivals.
He has created a remarkable following by gracing the stages at festivals including Byron bay Bluesfest, St Kilda Festival, Gympie Muster, Blues on Broadbeach, Moomba Festival, and Tamworth Country Music Festival to name a few.
Mitch came under the international spotlight when his song ‘Coming Back’ was used to promote the US Gridiron Team ‘Green Bay Packers’ at their season opener. The track was used at the game, online and on television to promote The Packers coming home to play in Lambeau Field (Green Bay, Wisconsin) on Sunday 25th September 2016.
In between touring, Mitch bunkered down to write new songs. The result was ‘Southerly Change’ (released 4th January 2017), a 6 track EP infused with catchy driven guitar riffs and beautiful melodic blues/folk songs. Chart success followed with Southerly Change maintaining the #2 position for 10 days, while debut album A Life Under the Sun was also sitting at #3 on the iTunes Blues Charts.
Now represented by Melbourne’s 123 Agency and supported by Elixir Strings, Mitch will continue touring to promote ‘Southerly Change’. His captivating and high energy performances command an eager audience and have cemented Mitch King as one of Australia’s most exciting acts.
“Mitch King is an absolute explosion of talent, with fingertips of steel and vocal pipes of a howling steam train, this young lad would be one of our all time favourite artists to have ever graced the ‘Porch’. Great things are a comin’ for this musical love child of Kim Churchill and Ash Grunwald. Unbelievably spell binding to watch, this salty blonde blueshound is definitely one to keep your eye on.” Sharni Honor – The Porch Sessions 2016