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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Established on Jan, 2018
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"Damon Mitchell Elise EP/ License Plate Single"

Sweetly simple songs about heartbreak and love, little twisted at times - but isn’t love always like that. They feel like something from the late seventies, early eighties, although Mitchell is pretty young. There are strong echoes of Dire Straits and Steely Dan and that’s how truly excellent the musicality of these tracks are.

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It feels like California, very retro, a little campy, there’s even some horns and a bit of samba…is he channeling Barry Manilow? Maybe if Barry had a kid with Hall and Oats and Steely Dan was their godfather…

But this works…it’s naive and authentic and beautifully produced, some of the musicians are phenomenal…check out their credits! Damon Mitchell has some interesting connections himself, having just appeared as a guest guitarist on stage with America on “Horse With No Name”…which is impressive. You can certainly hear all those incredible musicians who seem to make it all look so easy influencing him on the construction of the tracks and the arrangements.

It’s nice to hear music referenced like this. Maybe Mitchell was a baby or a twinkle in his mothers eyes when all this music came out…it must have made a big impression…I’m looking forward to more from him, I love his melodic bluesy vibe and the honesty of his vocals. He’s a southpaw, six string guitarist, all blue eyed and golden haired…which is perfect isn’t it? - NoHo Arts District


"Damon Mitchell Releases Elise EP"

Earlier this month singer/songwriter Damon Mitchell released Elise EP. This EP (Elise) also features musicians such as Charlie McCoy (Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel), Tris Imboden (Chicago, Kenny Loggins), etc. The EP release party is at C2G Music Hall in Fort Wayne, IN, on March 2nd 2019.
Mitchell’s music is inspired by mid 60’s Beatles mainly the writing of Paul McCartney with aspects of his music also reminiscent at times of late 70’s classic rock radio giants in particular ‘Comes a Time’ era Neil Young and ‘Aja’ era Steely Dan.
Damon – a songwriting, singing, southpaw six-stringer – recently appeared on stage as a guest guitarist/vocalist with America on their timeless hit, “Horse With No Name.” Furthermore renowned drummer, Tris Imboden (Chicago, CS&N),i s one of many notable guest artists on Damon’s CD – proving that this young artist’s respect for his influencers is clearly reciprocated. “There’s unity amongst players within multiple genres on this record,” Damon understates!
“Damon Mitchell offers a no frills and very honest insight on this record as to who he is both musically and personally. A joy to listen to and a pleasure to work with.” – Tris Imboden (Kenny Loggins, Chicago, Richard Marx)
Elise EP Track List
Heist
Just A Face
License Plate
Salo
World In Her Eyes
Elise
About Damon Mitchell
“A well-crafted cross between The Beatles and Death Cab for Cutie.” That’s the intriguing description of Damon Mitchell’s music recently given by a well-respected music industry photojournalist. And, after listening to this 22 year old’s debut release, said synopsis makes perfect sense. Damon’s hook- laden, musical-wares cleverly combines influences from the past and present in a unique concoction that will undoubtedly become his signature.
Produced by award-winning and much respected bassist, Dave Martin, at Sweetwater Studios, we’ll let Mr. Martin have the last word on this exciting, new, fast emerging entertainer. “Damon is a talented young artist, and I expect to hear great things from him in the future! - 360 Magazine


"Damon Mitchell Owns Market On Modern Day Singer-Songwriters"

The music climate as we know it today is sorely, sorely lacking in the straight up melodic bliss department. With too much emphasis on soundscape and not enough on melody, an entire generation of songwriters look like they’re forgetting about the one fundamental necessity in which every great song is based’ melody. If you’re on board so far- and I’m sure you are- then I’m sure you’ll be up for what I’m about to tell you next. Elise is the new six-song EP from singer-songwriter extraordinaire Damon Mitchell. No fluff. No nonsense. No bullshit. Six downright bangers chalk-full of wicked hooks, memorable melodies and enough lyrical mastery to make your head spin.

You know that exciting, so fresh it’ll make you stand up straight kind of pop-infused rock The Beatles perfected way back when? Well on Elise, it’s safe to say we’ve found the man worthy to wave that flag proud into this generation. Album opener “Heist” kicks things off with it’s hypnotic, bouncy piano line and some wonderfully bass lines that really echo Sgt. Peppers era Beatles glory. The excellent falsetto vocal in the chorus is addictive and infectious in all the right ways.



“License Plate” oozes soulful, folk rock while keeping the melodies on high. Followed right up by “Salo”, the one-two punch of these two wonderful tracks. On their own, these two could stand as the highlight of any album they graced. But mixed in with the other tracks from Elise, they provide a great consistency that keeps things interesting while further cementing Damon Mitchell’s song-writing excellence.

In “Salo”, Mitchell sings, “There’s a bloody little corner; where the price is right” is honest to god one of the greatest lyrics I’ve heard in recent memory. The Price is Right makes a second appearence in the title track at the close of the EP. It’s a great little easter egg hidden within the album and works so well when listening to the album as a whole. Inspired and fun; two all important ingredients for great art.



Having recently performed “A Horse With No Name” with rock legends America, Damon Mitchell is quickly making a name for himself as a musical force capable of taking over the pop-rock world. It’s no easy task but with this kind of talent comes a bountiful amount of potential. Elise wonderfully attacks you and wrestles you into submission with it’s immediacy and elegance. There’s a great balance between modern-day adult contemporary and pop-driven-rock. And it all works! If you’re looking for the next singer-songwriter to monopolize your music listening, look no further. Damon Mitchell has you covered! - Alternative Nation


"EP REVIEW: LOVE IS IN THE AIR, AND DAMON MITCHELL’S ‘ELISE’ CATCHES EVERY WHIFF"

Feeding from influences such as Paul McCartney and Steely Dan, Fort Wayne, Indiana-based Damon Mitchell slings six sweet songs reminiscent of the honeymoon phase of falling in love. Soft, simple guitar chords mosey through each song as if just passing through town. Mitchell weaves jubillent piano parts through lyrics so sweet they make your teeth ache. In the world of Elise, there is no heartbreak or consequences – simply affection and the soft pink glow of the allure of another.

Independently released March 2, 2019, Elise (produced by Dave Martin) is Damon Mitchell’s debut EP. Opening track “Heist” is a personal (and easy) favorite off the EP: The cheerful piano parts pair perfectly with Mitchell’s perky tenor, bringing to mind images of a dance sequence in an indie romance flick. The lyrics’ imagery of a heist taking place (as a metaphor for stealing Mitchell’s heart) is so innocent and pure that the words might just melt your heart.

"You stole my heart at the point of a gun, it can’t be true, I’m falling for you."

In fact, this entire EP could certainly melt your heart. Song after song carrie the care-free energy of falling for someone and knowing that what you are feeling is falling in love. The spring in your step, the quickening of your heart, the sudden affinity for love songs, it’s all captured in this ebullient EP that comes just in time for spring.

Mitchell brings out the horns in “World in Her Eyes,” a sultry tune about a mysterious woman he has become enamoured with. The tune is silky, sexy, and perfectly charming.

"I swear she’s got a spell and the power of hell from within."

Listening to the lyrics will flood your mind with images of a loveable idiot just trying his best with an unattainably beautiful woman. It’s adorable, dorky, and endearingly ridiculous. I can’t help but crack a smile when I listen.

Even the sad songs have potential to bring out a smile. In “Just a Face,” Mitchell muses on what could have been when a man falls in love with a stranger.

"She says goodbye, you say hello. What is her name, you’d like to know, she’s just a face, in a crowded space."

Like a teenager experiencing complicated emotions for the first time Mitchell sings of the obsession that accompanies an intense crush. It doesn’t matter that these people know nothing about each other, it is the possibility of knowing each other that keeps him up at night. Although melancholy, you can’t help but smile at the simplicity of the sadness expressed in the song. If only for a few songs, Mitchell brings us back to the days of youth and uncomplicated romance.

We all find ourselves from time to time in need something uncomplicated and lighthearted to lift our moods and Damon Mitchell’s Elise is certainly the best medicine. - Atwood Magazine


"Album Review: Damon Mitchell | Elise"

Damon Mitchell has effectively time traveled from the 1960s to present the world with his newest EP Elise. In the simplest of terms, it sounds like something your parents would’ve listened to back when they were still hip and young, wearing bell bottom jeans and those tiny circular sunglasses. Maybe even making daisy chains or shining up their go-go boots.

In short, it’s good vibes.

In long, Elise kicks off with the pop ballad “Heist” which is likely the happiest song ever written about a robbery or falling in love with the aforementioned robber. At first listen, it could be about something as pure as sparkles, or maybe grandmas. It’s uplifting, and the kind of song that might play in the background of a movie while a business man strolls happily down the street after ditching his office job and learning the true importance of family.

But I digress.

On Elise, no two songs sound like they’re from the same album, making it impossible to pigeon hole the tracks into a single genre, or even two or three genres. Featuring flugelhorns, harmonicas, fiddles and more, Mitchell shines through on his six-string, truthfully claiming, "There's unity amongst players within multiple genres on this record."

With such a polished and complex sound at such a young age, Elise is the wicked throwback you never knew you needed. - Rekt Chords


"New Music Monday: Damon Mitchell's Elise EP"

Damon Mitchell has “been through the desert on a horse with no name” and he’s lived to tell the tale. Having played the classic America tune on stage with the band is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to his rock cred. His latest EP, Elise, includes Chicago drummer Tris Imboden, renowned bluegrass fiddler Brian Arrowood, Sunny Mountain guitarist Audie Blaylock, Grim Reaper guitarist Nick Bowcott, and Grammy winning mouth harpist Charlie McCoy, just to name a few. This list ranges from world class jazz rock to classic bluegrass to British heavy metal and Mitchell would have it no other way. His range of influences blends the classic rock he was brought up on, modern indie rock, and tons of eras and styles in between. In fact, some have compared Mitchell’s sound as a cross between The Beatles and Death Cab for Cutie.

The latest EP certainly is star studded and has a diverse and unique sound. While the first track – “Heist” – has a Ben Folds vibe and harkens to the piano driven pop rock tracks in Village Green era Kinks, the next track – “Just a Face” – feels a bit more classic rock inspired. As the EP forges on, it proceeds to blend this wide variety of rock music, building it’s unique vibe track by track. There’s something here for everyone… fans of everything from 90s alternative – ala Goo Goo Dolls and Gin Blossoms – to Paul McCartney to Billy Joel and beyond.

The album dropped earlier this month and can be found on iTunes, Spotify, and all the usual places. Listen below and pay special attention to my favorite tracks, “Heist” and “Elise”. - The Farsighted


"Indie-pop artist, Damon Mitchell releases Elise EP"

by Lauren Rosier

The 22-year-old music industry photojournalist, Damon Mitchell, releases his musical debut Elise EP. The classic-indie-pop EP was inspired by 60s and 70s music especially the works of Sir Paul McCartney and is also reminiscent of the likes of Neil Young and Steely Dan.

Elise reminds me greatly of the classic-indie-pop from duo The Lost Patrol or similar artists with elements of the 60s and 70s. The album opens with the track “Heist” where Mitchell sings about a person who he has feelings for, while some type of crime occurs with gunshots ringing out.


On Elise, renowned drummer, Tris Imboden (Chicago, Crosby, Stills, & Nash), is featured on Mitchell’s debut EP. Produced by award-winning and much respected bassist, Dave Martin, at Sweetwater Studios, the record continues with the track “Just A Face.”

Mitchell sings about a woman seen in a crowd: “she says goodbye/you say hello/when it’s a name you’d like know/she’s just a face/in a crowded space/you’d like to know/you’re just a boy/she’s just a girl/but in your heart/she’s the whole world…” and continues to sing: “…you’d like to know/you’d like to know her/you wanna be together/you’d love to love her/but she is just a stranger…” and his desire to meet this girl despite her being a stranger.

Mitchell, a singer/songwriter six-stringer, recently appeared as a guest guitarist/vocalist with classic rock band, America, on their hit song “A Horse With No Name” at a recent show.

On “World In Her Eyes,” Mitchell adds some jazzy flair with a brass section, while singing about another significant other he’s attracted to: “I don’t know much about/I don’t even know where to begin/she’s a sheep in wolves’ clothing/and she’s gorgeous as dark as sin/I swear, she’s got a spell/and the power of hell from within/I don’t know too much about her/but I pray to Heaven she’ll let me in…”


The track is simplistic, but beautiful nonetheless, with his outpouring of love for this woman. The brass section adds depth, elements of jazz and sub-genres of jazz.

The final song on the EP is its title track about a woman named Elise who may or may not have been a significant other. Regardless, throughout the song you find she’s done him wrong: “…Hair as black as the wind/your touch is pure/you’re so cruel/I’m your fool/Elise/sweet, gentle eyes caress this love affair/the dark demand that I do not share/you break the ice and put it on your bruise/it’s turning black and blue/but it feels numb to you/locked up in a chain/you sweet, dirty thing/Elise…“

While Mitchell is still the beginning states of his musical career, the Elise EP is a great debut. The songwriting is entry-level, but still shows his lyric writing abilities, and shows in the EP’s storytelling and the ability to create a vision for the listener. Stay tuned for future news and music from Damon Mitchell via Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, and Instagram. - That Music Magazine


"Music Review | Damon Mitchell - 'Elise' EP"

Damon Mitchell, a southpaw six-string guitarist from Indiana, has a new EP on the horizon. It’s entitled Elise, and is slated to drop March 2.

The EP features well-known musicians, including Charlie McCoy (Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel), and Tris Imboden (Chicago, Kenny Loggins), along with Dave Martin on bass. The release party for Elise will take place at C2G Music Hall in Fort Wayne, Indiana, March 2. If you’re in the Mid-West, be sure to check it out.

According to Mitchell, “Music has power. It is an act of creation. It is a language. Music is a conduit to something bigger than ourselves; something far beyond us. It is a conduit, and yet is simply how we tell our stories.”
Elise comprises six tracks, leading off with “Heist,” a classic rock-flavored tune with echoes of piano-rock traveling on a contagious groove. Ooh-wah vocal harmonies complement the retro-flow of the harmonics. “Just A Face” conjures of memories of Procul Harum’s “Whiter Shade of Pale” because of the diatonic flow of the intro’s organ. The melody, measured and radiant, surges with washes of color and creamy vocal harmonies.

“License Plate” rides a So-Cal country rock melody reminiscent of America crossed with Leon Russell. A scrumptious fiddle infuses the tune with a country-lite superstructure, tasty with streaming nostalgic colors. “Salo” features a seductive feel, suffused with tight sensuality. The melody is delicious and mysterious, but the vocal interpretation seems slightly out of place.

“World In Her Eyes” delivers a smooth jazz-flavored melody, sultry and suggestive. Jacob Dupre’s flugelhorn infuses the tune with velvety tones both cool and savory, literally making the harmonics flow like warm Velveeta.

The last track, “Elise,” features a dark, enigmatic feel, as if trying to figure out what motivates a desirable yet touchy femme fatale. A dirty guitar solo adds tight beef trust tones to the tune, giving it a simmering sacrificial texture.

With Elise, Damon Mitchell displays his creativity and talent for silky classic rock savors. - Tattoo.com


"Fort Wayne Musician, Damon Mitchell, Releases New EP – ‘Elise’"

Fort Wayne Classic Pop Musician, Damon Mitchell, gathered his army of multi-talented musical gurus to cultivate a tale of the world in the eyes of the apple of Damon eye’s throughout his latest EP release, ‘Elise’. Here’s our track-by-track thoughts.

Kicking off with the first track, “Heist”, Damon bounces in with a playful instrumental akin to a track by Michael Buble as his vocals are rich in depth and soul over a vulnerable lyrical spill about feelings being developed for another over time. The second track, “Just A Face”, takes it back to instrumentals akin to The Marshall Tucker Band as Damon lyrically spills the beans on how someone who he once held near and dear has now morphed into another face in the crowd through expansive life experience and curiosity. “License Plate” is the third track that is a genre-bending album highlight in which lyrics metaphorically tackle Damon’s simple yearning to be with someone he loves as the track universally mimics Death Cab For Cutie. The fourth track, “Salo”, showcases a level of maturity in instrumentals as haunting lyrics speaking of wolves crawling into the bed of a lover leave a deep mind pondering as Damon’s mesmerizing vocals carry listeners into a state of euphoria. “World In Her Eyes” is the sixth track that brings forward elements of Jazz as the songwriting style leads listeners to jump into pools of mystery when it comes to the elevating feelings for a soul that is a walking bundle of smoke and mirrors and Damon knows it. Closing out with “Elise”, seasoned instrumentals that sound akin to Santana light up the track and close out the EP with a bang as Damon lyrically explains the ever-changing feelings for another that he continues to encounter within.

Young and bright-eyed, Damon is stepping into his creative zone and proves that he is aligning with his ability to bring forward his sensitive inner world throughout ‘Elise’. If you’re a fan of fellow musicians such as Dave Matthews Band, Death Cab For Cutie and John Mayer, then keep an eye on the ride ahead for Damon Mitchell on Soundcloud. - Life Beyond The Music


"Damon Mitchell Lets Loose On New EP Elise"

There’s very little Damon Mitchell doesn’t do—particularly on his forthcoming Extended Player, Elise. Naturally, he’s on lead vocals. But he’s also doing much work on the guitar, ditto for the keyboard. Although he left the production up to Dave Martin on this six-track opus, Mitchell’s responsible for the songwriting, a fair share of the vocal production, and the overall direction of this independent release.

Set to see the light of day on March 2, the EP has obviously been meticulously planned out, from the construction of the individual tunes to the marketing. Mitchell video’d for the first single and title track “Elise”, which moves with good energy and sparkling guitar playing for the better part of five minutes. It’s not difficult to tell who was the inspiration for this one, although listeners might wonder if Elise is the same ‘she’ and ‘her’ that the majority of the songs revolve around. Part rock and part pure smoothness, “Elise” showcases Mitchell’s six-string strumming over a grooving bass that’s sure to go over well with the easy listening set.

“License Plate” is the second single and likely the final one until next month’s release date. Interestingly enough, this number is an obvious ode to the tradition of country and western, which perhaps isn’t surprising considering the artist’s roots in Fort Wayne, Indiana. “Plate” is one of those cuts that gets better the longer you listen. Towards the end, you’ll find yourself anticipating each note of the eminent harmonica, or perhaps simply swaying to the strings.

For the duration of the EP Elise’s strength is in the transitions, many of which highlights the drumming of Nick D’ Virgillio on “Plate”, “Heist”, and “Just a Face”. The oohs and aahs in the background on the “Face” and “Heist”, which kick off the EP in that order, are simply sumptuous and build up the transitions to climaxing choruses that deliver on the feel-good energy characterizing the collection as a whole. You’d swear you were hearing some type of Beach Boys throwback with the mellifluous harmonies on “Heist”, which transitions into a bouncy, party-starter anthem spontaneously at random points throughout the track. - Breaking and Entering


"The Big Takeover: Damon Mitchell - Elise (Self-Released)"

Damon Mitchell is a young singer-songwriter from Fort Wayne, Indiana, and although only 22, he has both the voice and songwriting skills of someone far more seasoned. His new EP Elise is lushly-produced, vintage pop at its most unabashed and joyful, and its clearly the work of an artist who loves listening to his favorite records as much as enjoys creating music of his own. Mitchell is also the rare artist who is influenced by Paul McCartney fronted Beatles rather than wanting to merely copy his sound, and he injects this poppyness with more than a fair dose of ’70s FM rock like Neil Young and Steely Dan.

“Heist” is the most straightforward Beatlesque here, reminiscent of whimiscal psychedelic pop like “Penny Lane,” whereas “License Plate” is a welcome detour on the EP, showing off a country style more akin to Young’s Comes A Time album. It all fits into the larger picture, and lends Mitchell an image as a connoisseur of all forms of pop music. He’s at his strongest, however, on “World In Her Eyes” when he projects himself as a song stylist in the line of a smooth *Burt Bacharach” interpreter via Steely Dan. Elise is a very strong, confident effort from a musician who is still discovering his image, but it shows a remarkable amount of promise. - The Big Takeover


"Damon Mitchell Shares The “Elise” In Anticipation For Upcoming EP"

Singer-songwriter Damon Mitchell has recently released his single “Elise” in anticipation for his EP of the same name to be released March 2nd. Mitchell’s music genre lies in classic pop with inspiration for his writing coming from Paul McCarthy and his sound in general from 70’s rock musicians such as Steely Dan and Neil Diamond.

The song itself talks about a girl named Elise that the singer once loved and who was under her spell as the music video makes notes of in the beginning. He describes her as being numb to feelings such as pain with the line, “You break the ice and put it on your bruise. It turns black and blue, but it feels numb to you.” Color also seems to play a role in the music video by exhibiting the repression of emotions that both the singer and Elise feel within themselves and the relationship.

Check out the music video for “Elise”, visit Damon Mitchell’s other social media platforms, and don’t forget to look out for his EP “Elise” in March as well. - Audible Addixion


"Classic Pop Act Damon Mitchell Releases License Plate"

Inspired by The Beatles in their 60’s sound and a dash of Neil Young, Damon Mitchell is set to release a new EP called ‘Elise.’

Mitchell’s identifiable sound brings this 22-year-old in the ranks of an old soul. Joining as a guest on stage with America to sing “Horse With No Name” recently, this artist lands right in the vocal spectrum, while also adding a dash of Americana / Country flair to his own music in the track “License Plate.”

Having the hybrid sound between the past and the future, Mitchell’s EP will drop March 2, 2019. To tide you over, you can check out the track “License Plate” below, as well as the music video for “Elise.” - Acronym


"Painting Pictures with a Sonic Paintbrush: Damon Mitchell Talks “Elise”"

What happens when The Beatles meet Death Cab For Cutie? You get Damon Mitchell.

We met Damon Mitchell through previous Brekfast featured artist, Alison Resac. We sat down with him to talk through his freshmen single, his upcoming EP, and his 2019 tour. Check it out below.

Who are you and what do you do creatively?

I’m Damon Mitchell. I was born and raised in Illinois by a family that traveled forty five weekends out of the year performing gospel music. Music has always been a part of my life and it has become how I express my thoughts…typically those that are hard to define with words. Creatively, I I’m just trying to tell stories and “paint pictures” with a sonic paintbrush.

Your first single released just a few days ago, how are you feeling about it? What has been the general reception?

Being a “freshman” release, my team and I were purposely setting our expectations kind of low…not that we do not believe in what we do, but simply because this is the very first thing I’ve released as a solo artist. However, the reception to the single has far exceeded our expectations, so I’m personally feeling great and incredibly thankful and blessed. The reception has been full of positivity…lots of online shares, glowing reviews, and so on. Its all very humbling.

What does this record mean to you? What do you want the audience to takeaway from it?

Its got multiple layers of meaning to me. Musically, I hope that it harkens to music from the 60’s and 70’s as I that is most of what I listen to, but I hope their is a modern freshness and life to it. I am very inspired by the artists of yesteryear and believe wholeheartedly that there was a certain craftsmanship that most of those artists possessed that made their music timeless…I only hope I can tap into even a sliver of that. Lyrically, I hope it makes people examine their everyday lives and question things that are just “a given.”

This is the leading single from your EP with the same title. What’s up with the title, “Elise”?

On the surface, Elise is the story of a man who conjures a relationship with a woman who sells love for a living. Of course, there are major emotional complications due to this. Going a bit deeper into the meaning though, the song lightly touches on subjects such as power struggles, trust issues, childhood trauma effecting the rest of your life, etc. This song seemed to be the centerpiece of the record, so I decided to name the whole project Elise.

What were some of your greatest inspirations while working on this project? What was your energy and headspace like when you were creating this EP?

The Beatles are my go to. However, during this process I listened to a bunch of albums such as Steely Dan’s Aja record, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti’s Before Today album, Chicago’s live albums, Graham Nash’s new record – This Path Tonight, etc. I have a thing called synesthesia where music mentally invokes images, scenes, colors, etc. I really tried to allow myself to psychologically dive into the picture the song was creating in my brain and just let myself wander there…I tried to forget everything technical about the recording process and just focus on creating the image and telling the story. Those albums I mentioned served as great pieces of inspiration as they take me, the listener, to somewhere else in my mind.

The visuals for the single are sick! What was the creative process for the video and how does it relate to the record?

I’m going to give a big shout out to Alison Resac on this. She created the imagery for the whole record…so keep an eye out, there is more to come. Alison and I started working closely last June. I discussed the vibe of the record, what I was trying to convey, and how I wanted to imagery to express what I saw in my head while creating those songs. She built the whole aesthetic around that. Alison is a genius and a lovely person.

How would you describe your sound to someone who hasn’t heard your music yet?

A photojournalist friend of mine described my sound as “The Beatles meets Death Cab for Cutie.” Ironically, those are my two favorite bands. While that is a humbling compliment, and in my opinion, something almost impossible to create as those two bands are sheer perfection, I hope that listeners hear the influence I’ve taken from those groups.

You’re heading on tour very soon, how are you feeling, any anxiety?

I’m really excited. I love traveling, meeting new people, and sharing art. Logistics are the only things that give me much anxiety…call times, slow moving traffic, and so on…I think that gets under everyone’s skin.

What are you most looking forward to as an artist in 2019?

Sharing and creating art! Progression.

You can keep up with Damon Mitchell on Instagram @thedamonmitchell - Brekfast


"Damon Mitchell Releases Music Video for Elise"

At just 22-years-old, Damon Mitchell is a singer/songwriter who’s bringing classic pop music back to 2019. Listening to his new EP Elise, you can instantly tell that the EP is inspired by a mid 60’s Beatles vibe mixed with some 70’s classic rock and some current rock, similar to bands like Death Cab For Cutie and Jimmy Eat World.

Damon’s music is the perfect mix of old and new, and we’re loving it! He’s like an old soul in a millennial’s body. According to Damon, “Music has power. It is an act of creation. It is a language. Music is a conduit to something bigger than ourselves; something far beyond us. It is a conduit, and yet is simply how we tell our stories.”


“There’s unity amongst players within multiple genres on this record,” says Damon. And he’s right! This EP has some pretty rad people on it. It was produced by award-winning Dave Martin and features musicians such as Tris Imboden (Chicago, Kenny Loggins, CS&N) and Charlie McCoy (Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel).

With lyrics like, “Elise, you are so mean / But don’t forget about me,” and “You’re so cruel / I’m the fool,” we get the intention that Damon is talking about a toxic relationship. In the beginning of the video the woman points her fingers to Damon’s head, but by the end, his fingers are the ones to her head. In that moment, it’s as if he got his life back. He’s done with her games. He’s not the fool anymore.

But what do you think…? - CelebMix


"Damon Mitchell - Elise EP"

Singer-songwriter Damon Mitchell is all about spicing up his sound with honest, direct and emotionally driven compositions, inspired by artists as diverse as Paul McCartney, Neil Young, and Steely Dan, only to mention a few.
Recently, Damon set out to release a brand new EP titled “Elise.” What really stands out about this record is definitely Damon’s astonishingly organic approach. The sound of his music tips the hat off to the 70s, meaning that his sound has a warmer, more “human” quality to it, which strays from the overproduced vibes of most modern music.
From the roomy, organic sounds of the drums, to the articulate keyboard tones and the presence of the vocals, anything goes. At the core of it all, Damon’s performances are absolutely spot-on. He hits the mark with the right intensity, flattering the songs with lots of passion and attitude.
Throughout the span of 6 tracks, this EP unfolds gently, through addictive melodies, understated arrangements, and more importantly, honest lyrics with a spontaneous twist. Damon’s songwriting is witty and intuitive, with a penchant for personal themes, accompanied by touching and genuine melodies.
Find out more about Damon Mitchell, and do not miss out on “Elise” EP,” which is currently available on Spotify. - The Bandcamp Diaries


"EP Review: Damon Mitchell – Elise"

Damon Mitchell offers up an interesting mix of 70s folk/pop with new record Elise, full of honest insights and clever flourishes.

Damon Mitchell has never been afraid to pay homage to his heroes throughout his music. His songs are littered with little nuances or snippets in sections where you can recall his influences, and this is what makes his music so interesting. New record Elise not only draws inspiration from some of the 60s and 70s greats, such as The Beatles or Neil Young, but also adds Mitchell’s own stamp of authority on proceedings with some fine vocal work and interesting melodies.

Heist’s jaunty piano opening and larger than life vocals hark back to that 70s sound of songs written by the likes of Paul McCartney or Brian Wilson. With vocals stylings comparable to Razorlight’s Johnny Borrell, Mitchell has the same penchant for being brash, but also imaginative. Featuring an impressive vocal range throughout, he switches from high beach boys/bee gees-esque pitches to low and solid tones with intriguing rhymes. You can’t help but feel great when listening to this track, which will give you a spring in your step on the cloudiest of days.

Elise
License Plate is folk rock by numbers, ramped up with a country beat to bring it to life. Sleek guitar and fiddle dance around each other to raise the bar, with Mitchell having fun as he dips and flows through subtle chord changes that switch the track up completely. It’s a cleverly arranged song that shows skill in composition and production.

Just A Face takes things down a notch in a more sombre, 70s rock track with a hammond organ opening that leads into a soft, pulsing beat kept tight by ballad-laden drums . There’s also hints of Eels classic track Novocaine for the Soul in the rhythm, as vocals drive forwards into a rollicking and impressive chorus. Guitars rise and full to fill out the track, with Mitchell’s lyrics giving the listener real food for thought.

Salo leans more towards the seductive with chilled out jazz connotations, but the lyrics can feel a little disjointed in areas. This, however, is made up for by strong production techniques and a melody that’s hard not to like. World in Her Eyes follows with an elevator music beat, also taking tips from 90s stalwarts The Wannadies in rhythm and melody. Album-titled closer Elise plays gentle homage to Dire Straits, musically, and features some of the strongest lyrical content on the record.

Elise Manages to mix together a variety of different styles into an underlying folk/pop record. Mitchell has used his songwriting skills to create an EP that not only is influenced by some of his greatest heroes, but it’s done it in a way where it’s his own style that sticks out the most. From intelligent melodies to insightful lyrics, Elise is a fun record to listen to, and barely strays into anything mundane. - VinylChapters.com


"Damon Mitchell leaves an impression with retro classic rock vibes on brand new EP, 'Elise'"

Best described as “a well-crafted cross between The Beatles and Death Cab for Cutie,” Damon Mitchell’s music is a steady influence of The Beatles and 70’s classic rock.

With a foot in both spheres, Mitchell’s sound incorporates influences from the past and present, offering a modernized approach to oldies music.


His debut EP release of Elise, is a clever compilation that entails of classic pop rock repurposed to appeal to contemporary audiences.

Elise opens up with “Heist,” that is filled with some upbeat and catchy tunes. With a great rock beat, the track recalls the sounds of The Beatles. The song is paved by an energetic piano melody that combines the cadences of classic rock into this happening pop rock track. Containing a bright and sunny sound, this heartfelt track is sung with enthusiasm. The energized cadences pervades with dynamisms and lively color.

“Just A Face” is a slower sauntering ballad with a more slow-burning sound. Listeners will rock along on to the ebb and flow of this song. The vocal harmonies on the backdrop of the track soar with appeal on this track. About good-byes and heartbreaks, the song is filled with a pressing sense of melancholy.

“License Plate” starts out with some deft strumming on the acoustic guitar. The harmonica evokes a bluesy vibe on the track as cadences of the fiddle give off a country-twang feel. A heartwarming song that covers a bluesy and Americana vibe, the upbeat rhythms offer up an energized appeal.

On “Salo,” Mitchell sings in a husky intimate whisper, giving us an up close and personal performance on the track. The song has a smooth bluesy feel to the electric guitar, bass, and drums tunes. This is a slow striding ballad as a soft piano melody traces the track.

“World In Her Eyes” is filled with an energized jazzy flair. The sound of the flugelhorn trace this track, which has a real smooth and cool vibe. The song has a calming and placating quality to it. A quiet and mellow appeal pervades with the groovy tune.


The closer and title-track, “Elise,” has a retro 70’s rock vibe. Reverberating guitar riffs, rhythmic basslines, and a jaunty drumline flairs in this track. With a hazy and smoky flair, the twang of guitars together creates a gritty vibe. An epic guitar solo soars mid-way into this song, descending into jumbled chaos towards the end.

Recalling instances of the past and present, Damon Mitchell’s latest EP offers us the best of both worlds.

The gorgeous sounds on Elise shines with a brilliance that is absolutely mesmerizing. Combining the cadences of such legends as The Beatles and Death Cab for Cutie, Mitchell adds in his mark with an unbridled passion that signifies his signature sound.

Mitchell’s music is both unique and authentic, a positive indicator of the burgeoning artist’s talents and what he may have in store for us lucky folks in the near future.

According to Mitchell, “Music has power. It is an act of creation. It is a language. Music is a conduit to something bigger than ourselves; something far beyond us. It is a conduit, and yet is simply how we tell our stories.”

The brand new EP is slated for release March 2. - Stars And Celebs


""Elise" by Damon Mitchell (Pop/Rock/Singer/Songwriter)"

Classic pop EP from singer/songwriter Damon Mitchell entitled ‘Elise”. Mitchell’s music is inspired by mid 60’s Beatles mainly the writing of Paul McCartney with aspects of his music also reminiscent at times of late 70’s classic rock radio giants in particular ‘Comes a Time’ era Neil Young and ‘Aja’ era Steely Dan.

Damon – a songwriting, singing, southpaw six-stringer – recently appeared on stage as a guest guitarist/vocalist with America on their timeless hit, “Horse With No Name.” Furthermore renowned drummer, Tris Imboden (Chicago, CS&N),is one of many notable guest artists on Damon’s CD – proving that this young artist’s respect for his influencers is clearly reciprocated. “There’s unity amongst players within multiple genres on this record,” Damon understates!

“Music has power. It is an act of creation. It is a language. Music is a conduit to something bigger than ourselves; something far beyond us. It is a conduit, and yet is simply how we tell our stories.”



“A well-crafted cross between The Beatles and Death Cab for Cutie.” That’s the intriguing description of Damon Mitchell’s music recently given by a well-respected music industry photojournalist. And, after listening to this 22 year old’s debut release, said synopsis makes perfect sense. Damon’s hook- laden, musical-wares cleverly combines inuences from the past and present in a unique concoction that will undoubtedly become his signature.
Produced by award-winning and much respected bassist, Dave Martin, at Sweetwater Studios, we’ll let Mr. Martin have the last word on this exciting, new, fast emerging entertainer. “Damon is a talented young artist, and I expect to hear great things from him in the future!” - TMEFM


"Music Review // Damon Mitchell "Elise""

When "Elise" first starts there are pianos and it's on the lighter side, reminding me of that one song everyone seems to know by The Turtles. As it goes on I feel the song could also resemble Beach Boys and throughout the song I just feel like the pacing of it and the whole idea of it being light but not too light makes me instantly fall in love with this EP. It's really just what any opening song on an album should be because if you listen to this song it will decide your fate as to whether or not you will like what follows.

From a pop ballad to a harmonica, we get to "License Plate" and I feel like the song has this Americana vibe to it but it also sounds like something which would be fun to drive while listening to and though I think maybe the title is making me think that even without any words I'd feel the same. "Salo" has that Dylan cool feel to it and by the time we near the end there are horns and it takes on the form of that coffee shop/jazz type of feel. It's funny because if you didn't like the first song you might enjoy one of the others but I feel like it should be more of test where if you don't like one you don't get to listen to the others.

Somehow, this EP manages to end on the titular track- which I don't know if I've ever seen that done before- and it has this Tom Petty drive to it. We're really entering this age where music is no longer singular in the sense that you pick a genre or sound and stick with it. It used to be easy to compare people with Bob Dylan or Elliott Smith but now you can have a song that sounds like them but an overall album which sounds quite different. I think it's a good place for music to be- to defy what would otherwise have you stuck in a genre years ago.

Though they may or may not directly influence the sound, I feel like Damon Mitchell could be in league with names like Elvis Costello, Queen and even Sir Elton John. I'm not saying it's how his music sounds exactly (Though maybe sometimes you can pick bits of them out) it's just that while the songs can all belong to the artist they can also take on different sounds so they belong to different genres. The future of music is bright and it's shining right before our very eyes. - Raised by Gypsies


"Classic Pop: Damon Mitchell - Elise (Independent/March 2, 2019)"

Pure pop - melodic, catchy, earworm pop - with a retro flair is what you'll find on the debut release of 22 year-old indie artist Damon Mitchell.

He's got a nice flair for piano pop with memorable hooks. Heist is a love song that throws a criminal streak into the usual cute-meet sentiments, with plenty of changes to keep it musically interesting. He brings out the Hammond organ for Just A Face, and a more sombre tone.

Damon's vocals work best with a relatable lower end that does the storyteller lyrics of songs like License Plate justice. With fiddles and songs about love lost, it's a touch of country on the release.

Salo hits a nice groove between the hypnotic beat and the kinetic vocal line. They lyrics are both poetic and observant.

You tear your dress but never put up a fight
Another dollar in the bank for a lonely night
I say, it's all right...

The World In Her Eyes is a highlight of the release, a throwback to those mid-century days of orchestral pop, with horns and jazzy chord changes. Elise is the first single off the release, available now, with a retro rock-pop groove that showcases his thoughtful lyrics.

The production on the EP is nicely clear and understated, with a lot of musical layers. The one fly in the ointment is that his vocals don't quite match the quality of the musicianship on offer, with a raspy edge that could use a little more sensitivity on this kind of material.

Damon recently appeared on stage as a guest guitarist/vocalist with America on their timeless hit, "Horse With No Name." He's got a lot of help on the release, including notable guest artists like Charlie McCoy (Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel), and Tris Imboden (Chicago, Kenny Loggins).

It's an enjoyable release if you love classic, melodic pop music - the album drops March 2, 2019.

Track List:
1. Heist
2. Just A Face
3. License Plate
4. Salo
5. World In Her Eyes
6. Elise

Personnel:
Damon Mitchell; Vocals, Guitar, and Keyboards; Brian Arrowood (track 2); Fiddle; Audie Blaylock; Lead Guitar (track 2); Nick Bowcott; Second Lead Guitar (track 6); Nick D' Virgillio; Drums (tracks 1, 2, and 3); Jacob Dupre; Flugelhorn (track 5); Sean Geyer; back vocals (track 1); Tris Imboden; Drums (tracks 4, 5, and 6); Kim Keyes; Backing Vocals (track 2); Dave Martin; Bass Guitar and Percussion; Charlie McCoy; Harmonica (track 3); Max Mitchell; Keyboards and Organ - Art & Culture Maven


"Damon Mitchell: Elise"

“Heist,” opens Damon Mitchell’s Elise showing off his strong vocals and quite sly little lyrics, I love the piano and electric here with Nick D’ Virgillio’s strong and slightly odd drumming. Sean Geyer’s backing “do do do’s” make this a killer poppy opener in the Harry Nilsson vein.

Max Mitchell’s organ and Virgillio’s big snare moves us through the talking verses of “Just a Face,” the second tune here, while Kim Keyes’ “oohing” pushes the choruses into another space. “License Plate,” gets us up and almost jumping into a country-vibe; that’s Charlie McCoy playing harmonica and Brian Arrowood in fine fiddle. Again, Mitchell balances between singing and talking here and the simple subject of the lyrics belies some very strong songwriting construction and lyrical smarts. It’s hard to get all serious though with harmonica and fiddle, but one needs to listen closely to this one. Very good stuff.

I so dig the cool jazz vibe of “World in Her Eyes.” Jacob Dupre’s flugelhorn welcomes us into this Bacharach-meets-Ben Folds tune, making this song unlike any other on Elise.

Dave Martin’s strong yet subtle bass playing and Tris Imboden’s snare pushes us through the last tune and title track. It’s a dark mover of a song, again showing a distinctive vocal and some fine lead guitar from Nick Bowcott.

Elise reveals lots of range, color, and smarts and with a whole bunch of great players helping, Damon Mitchell is spot on with this EP. - Short and Sweet NYC


"ALT Homegrown Spotlight: Damon Mitchell"

As a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Damon Mitchell breathes a modern freshness into a style of songwriting and live performance that harkens back to craftmanship and energy of the music of the 60’s and 70’s.

In 2018, Damon Mitchell embarked upon the recording and release of his debut album under the production of acclaimed producer Dave Martin. The album features all original music from Damon and is embellished by the stylings of many notable veteran musicians.

Check him out on ALT 99-5’s Homegrown Spotlight at 7pm on Sundays and Thursdays. - Alt 99.5 (Fort Wayne, IN)


"Damon Mitchell’s Elise Hypnotizes Listeners In The Sound of Rock & Grit"

Upon first listening to Elise, listeners will hear Damon Mitchell‘s heartfelt grit when singing in his recent single. “Your dark demand that I do not share, you break the ice and put it on your bruise” showcases just some of the lyrics within the song that point towards this complicated character that Mitchell sings about. The tone of his angst and the background of Elise also showcase the dark qualities of this woman that we can speculate was an ex-girlfriend. Heavily inspired by mid 60s Beatles, listeners also hear a dash of 70s grunge and rock sounds within the song as well. If you think that you will be disappointed by this EP, this single track should turn that mindset around. In addition to this enticing song to set the groundwork, stand-out artists will make musical appearances on the EP. Featuring musicians such as Charlie McCoy (Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel) and Tris Imboden (Chicago, Kenny Loggins), etc, Damon Mitchell delivers this album with all of his heart & soul. - The Music Court


"Damon Mitchell Caught Between Pop and an Edgier Side on EP ‘Elise’"

By DOTTIE PARIS

Damon Mitchell likes pop but is taking a tour of his edgier side with the new EP Elise. Mitchell’s a pop singer-songwriter with a light touch not unlike some of the pop-Americana singers of the 80s.

There’s a lot to like with his new 6-song collection, Elise. It’s honest in its approach, there’s no fancy add-ons. The EP opens with the upbeat “Heist” moves into the mellow “Just a Face” and moves into “License Plate,” the best example of what an Americana song should be. Mitchell has a good group of musicians playing along with him on the track, especially impressive is the violinist.

Elise is a mystery for Damon Mitchell - Courtesy image
Elise is a mystery for Damon Mitchell – Courtesy image
“Salo” starts like a Lindsey Buckingham song, but then shifts to a more realistic point of view. Mitchell takes the listener back to a slow 1960s Samba style tune with “World In Her Eyes,” that sounds a lot like a Brazil 66 song. It would be great to know more about the subject of this particular song. The EP’s finale is the title track, “Elise.” It’s unclear whether the protagonist really wants Elise to “release” him like he suggests.

The six songs on the album each convey a different approach to letting go or going with the flow. An inspiring album, Elise is an ode to pushing on through.

The EP is reminiscent of the 1970s classic rock tunes like those of Neil Young and Steely Dan. But it’s clear Mitchell’s heart lies in that era. Mitchell even appeared on stage as a guest guitarist-vocalist with one of the 1970s hottest bands, America, on their hit, “Horse With No Name.”

Tracklist:

1. Heist
2. Just a Face
3. License Plate
4. Salo
5. World In Her Eyes
6. Elise - East Coast Rocker


"Recording with Damon Mitchell"

"Damon Mitchell offers a no frills and very honest insight on this record as to who he is both musically and personally. A joy to listen to and a pleasure to work with." - Tris Imboden (Kenny Loggins, Chicago, Richard Marx) - Tris Imboden


"Damon Mitchell Prays for Release with his New Album 'Elise'"

What do you do when you can’t let go of the past?

You know, maybe you say “It’s not you, it’s me,” but that doesn’t work for Damon Mitchell who sings about such issues on his new EP Elise.

Elise is a six-track record that gets the listener thinking about such conundrums.

But the music takes us beyond the dream of escape. Mitchell still has a soft spot in his heart for his girl and it’s obvious it’s going to take some time to get over her.


There’s a range of variety here, but the clear focus has obviously been to create an album that has wide appeal to lovers of pop music. It’s a no-frills record with a big heart that people will automatically like. Damon sounds a little like Richard Frank who used to sing about his life experiences in an understatedly loving way.

“Elise,” the title track has the long-tracking sound of distance growing between two people “Elise you were so mean, but don’t forget me. Release.” The pining feelings match the classic whining guitar that’s an important part of the song.

Tracklist:

1. Heist

2. Just a Face

3. License Plate

4. Salo

5. World In Her Eyes

6. Elise - The Hollywood 360


"Damon Mitchell Dazzles With His Latest Release “Elise”"

Inspired by artists of the mid 60’s like the Beatles and mostly the writings of legendary artist Paul McCartney, with his classic rock of the 70’s, we find Damon Mitchell. He is a singer-songwriter, southpaw six-stringer who appeared on stage with America, performing on their evergreen hit, “Horse With No Name.”


His influences run deep and music, to him, is like a super power. It’s a language all it’s own.

“Music has power. It is an act of creation. It is a language. Music is a conduit to something bigger than ourselves; something far beyond us. It is a conduit, and yet is simply how we tell our stories.” ~ Damon Mitchell~

The name of this latest release is “Elise”, a six track, power packed collection that is sure to draw great attention. This collection is electrically charged and your gonna love it.

I loved the intro to “Heist.” The piano is hot and classic. It’s an up beat tune that reminds me of the early 70’s soft rock/pop hits. Vocals are crisp and clear and over all it’s just a damn good song.

The intro to “Just A Face” is another form of classic rock with its bright and fresh guitar and a solid percussion section.


Then comes “Elise” with it’s driving intro and visions of New York parties in up town flats. I could see sixties colors of psychedelic, almost James Bond sorta vibes. I see myself in a cool uptown pad with mood lights, lava lamps, and the best music on the block.

Mitchell is right. The music has power, it is a super power, one that can transport you to any place you want to go. The hot electric guitar rifts in the song bring in the true rock feel that calls you to sit up and pay attention.

Some super charged artists lending their talents on this album with Damon are Charlie McCoy on harmonica who performed with Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel, and Tris Imboden on drums who shared his talents with Chicago and Kenny Loggins. You will also find on this album musicians Brian Arrowood on fiddle, Audie Blaylock with lead guitar, Nick Bowcott, second lead guitar, Nick D’Virgillio on drums, Jacob Dupre with the flugelhorn, and Sean Geyer on back up vocals. Along with these awesome talents you’ll find Kim Keyes with backup vocals, Dave Martin on bass guitar and percussion, and Max Mitchell on keyboards and organ. Then of course we have our leader, Damon Mitchell with vocals, guitar, and keyboards.

This artist presents to us in the genre’s or styles of pop, rock, and alternative. They have been likened to artists such as The Beatles, Death Cab for Cutie, John Meyer, and Paul McCartney.


Damon Mitchell may be only 22 years old but his voice and his passion for music and the vision he wants to share is ageless. He was born with a nature love and gift for creating timeless music. This native of Indiana is the real deal when it comes to making “good music”….This EP is set for a March 2 2019 release so be sure to check out the links below for more information.

This album is filled with the flavors of classic rock, smooth jazz, seductive pop, and a easy retro-flow that brings it all together. Mitchell is channeling the past, bringing it into the future and making a quick stop right here in the present, to give us a modernized transfusion of musical rhapsody. - Nashville Music Guide


"Damon Mitchell Owns Market On Modern Day Singer-Songwriters"

The music climate as we know it today is sorely, sorely lacking in the straight up melodic bliss department. With too much emphasis on soundscape and not enough on melody, an entire generation of songwriters look like they’re forgetting about the one fundamental necessity in which every great song is based’ melody. If you’re on board so far- and I’m sure you are- then I’m sure you’ll be up for what I’m about to tell you next. Elise is the new six-song EP from singer-songwriter extraordinaire Damon Mitchell. No fluff. No nonsense. No bullshit. Six downright bangers chalk-full of wicked hooks, memorable melodies and enough lyrical mastery to make your head spin.

You know that exciting, so fresh it’ll make you stand up straight kind of pop-infused rock The Beatles perfected way back when? Well on Elise, it’s safe to say we’ve found the man worthy to wave that flag proud into this generation. Album opener “Heist” kicks things off with it’s hypnotic, bouncy piano line and some wonderfully bass lines that really echo Sgt. Peppers era Beatles glory. The excellent falsetto vocal in the chorus is addictive and infectious in all the right ways.



“License Plate” oozes soulful, folk rock while keeping the melodies on high. Followed right up by “Salo”, the one-two punch of these two wonderful tracks. On their own, these two could stand as the highlight of any album they graced. But mixed in with the other tracks from Elise, they provide a great consistency that keeps things interesting while further cementing Damon Mitchell’s song-writing excellence.

In “Salo”, Mitchell sings, “There’s a bloody little corner; where the price is right” is honest to god one of the greatest lyrics I’ve heard in recent memory. The Price is Right makes a second appearence in the title track at the close of the EP. It’s a great little easter egg hidden within the album and works so well when listening to the album as a whole. Inspired and fun; two all important ingredients for great art.



Having recently performed “A Horse With No Name” with rock legends America, Damon Mitchell is quickly making a name for himself as a musical force capable of taking over the pop-rock world. It’s no easy task but with this kind of talent comes a bountiful amount of potential. Elise wonderfully attacks you and wrestles you into submission with it’s immediacy and elegance. There’s a great balance between modern-day adult contemporary and pop-driven-rock. And it all works! If you’re looking for the next singer-songwriter to monopolize your music listening, look no further. Damon Mitchell has you covered! - Alternative Nation


Discography

  • Elise EP (Released March 2nd, 2019)
  • Tell Us Something We Don't Know (Released February 29, 2020)
  • The Oswego Tapes (Released April 10, 2020)
  • Ready For Change - Single (Released May 22, 2020)

Spotify artist link:https://open.spotify.com/artist/3KARSo9IDGv3SyqrPffPPK?si=UF1C7H_CQLue_-XZgnG0xg


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“No fluff. No nonsense.” That is the recent synopsis of Damon Mitchell’s signature “Beatles meets Death Cab For Cutie” sound given by a well-respected music news outlet. This 25-year-old’s hook- laden, musical-wares cleverly combines influences from the past and present in a unique concoction that will undoubtedly become his signature.

The songwriting, singing, southpaw six-stringer enjoyed chart placement and numerous praises from notable press outlets with his debut release, “Elise,” in early 2019. Since then, he has shared the stage with artists such as Foreigner, Blue Oyster Cult, Matthew Perryman Jones, and has joined legendary rock band “America” as a special guest artist for three live performances of their timeless hit “Horse With No Name.” Mitchell has additionally worked in renowned studios spanning across the continental U.S. and into Europe, including London’s extraordinary Abbey Road Studios. Many notable guest artists appear on Damon's rapidly growing discography - proving that this young artist's respect for his influencers is clearly reciprocated.

Produced by award-winning and respected bassist Dave Martin at Sweetwater Studios, we'll let Mr. Martin have the last word on this charming fast-emerging entertainer. "Damon is a talented young artist, and I expect to hear great things from him in the future!"


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