TONY MITCHELL -
1. Playing With Fire
2. Never Say Die
4. What You Make It
5. Someone Like You
6. Our Song
7. Stone By Stone
8. In Everyone Of Us
10. Fire Me Up
11. Beggar's Gold
12. Take A Look At Me Now
13. Welcome To The Revolution
TONY MITCHELL – the voice of British hard rock band Kiss Of The Gypsy.
TONY MITCHELL ‘Beggars Gold’, his first solo album since 2011.
‘Beggars Gold’ started off as 22 songs, later trimmed to 13, only the best of the best included on the final cut. The album hits hard and is a relentless rollercoaster ride combining strong hooks & riffs as in ‘Playing with Fire’, ‘Never Say Die’, ‘Blind’, ‘Our Song’ & ‘In Everyone of Us’.
Just when you think you can catch your breath, in fires the ultra-catchy duet, ‘What you Make it’ with Sue Willetts (Dante Fox) which would grace any radio station.
The album also has monster rockers like ‘Wild Side’, ‘Welcome to the Revolution’ & ‘Fire Me Up’, where Mitchell’s voice comes to the fore.
Tackling issues like self-confidence, bullying, drug/alcohol abuse & homelessness in songs like ‘Stone by Stone’, ‘Beggars Gold’ & ‘In Everyone of Us’, only adds more dynamics to the album.
‘Take a Look at Me Now’, highlights Mitchell’s songwriting craft, written about the disillusioned, talent show generation, with a tongue in cheek, sinister twist.
The ‘Beggars Gold’ album tries to give everything that any true melodic/AOR rock fan would want to hear from an album. Mitchell has thrown everything at this one, huge guitar riffs, anthemic choruses, gospel choirs, epic harmonies & raw, honest powerful rock vocals.
Tony Mitchell comments: “Beggar’s Gold is an album that has taken many twists & turns as I was writing & recording it. I wanted to write an album that had everything I would want from a melodic/AOR album & more, as a songwriter, I wanted to craft songs that had depth, dynamics, power & anthemic qualities.
I wanted to capture energy & attitude along with meaningful, emotional moments & I think that I have managed achieve that with this album. From the start, I wanted a barrage of songs that would get into the ears of those who like melodic rock with powerful guitars, huge harmonies & memorable hooks.
After pouring my heart & soul into the making of this album, I am very proud of it & in this age of writers/musicians not making any money from releasing their work due to free streaming/downloading etc., it’s my way of saying thanks to all the fans that have kept their faith in me & my music & to all the new fans who want to join me on this journey.
Climb aboard this rock n roll train, put the needle on the record & let’s dance!”
‘Beggars Gold’ has been released via MRR in two formats - regular jewel case CD and a limited Special Edition.
Tony Mitchell is a singer/songwriter best known for being the front man & guitarist of 90s Rock band, ‘Kiss of the Gypsy’. Receiving rave reviews for their 1991 debut album & live shows, Kiss of the Gypsy were a force to be reckoned with until they called it a day in 1992.
Signed to Atlantic Records & Warner Chappell publishing, Mitchell has been a sought-after writer, performer & producer for many years, writing for many bands & artists, including ‘Paul Rodgers’.
He has released several albums as Mitchell, One, Kingdom of Deadmen, Boneyard Zombies, Syd Zilla & the latest being with 2017 melodic rock band, Dirty White Boyz with the album, ‘Down & Dirty’.
Mitchell has also sang & played guitar for Alice Cooper, Jon Anderson, Alan Parsons Project & Tony Hadley on the British Rock Symphony South American tour in 2000.
He sang lead vocals on ‘Mr Slow’ by Rick Wakeman, from his 1999 album, ‘Return to the Centre of the Earth’.
Mitchell continued to sing for the ATP tennis player’s live rock shows with the likes of Pat Cash, John McEnroe & Jannick Noah.
He continues to write for, produce & make music videos/films for countless artists, bands & projects along with composing soundtracks for TV, Film & Media all for XGYPSY Music & Video Productions.
All songs written & composed by Tony Mitchell (c) 2018.