Stefan Mitchell

Stefan Mitchell

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Stefan Mitchell's songs have a Contemporary Pop Rock sound and a Singer/Songwriter intimacy. His vocals have a unique quality and delivery that are distinctive and memorable. His live performances are inspirational, connecting with the audience on a deeper level of spirituality.

Biography

“Stefan’s voice touches the soul, lifts the heart, stirs the faith, and fills us with joy.”
~Rev. Edwene Gaines

Stefan Mitchell delivers a rich, multi-dimensional vocal style that inspires and connects fans with their faith. This self-taught musician began as a drummer with only one goal in mind – to play for the love of it. But when you possess an undeniable vocal ability matched only by a knack for weaving lyrical tapestries, the response is, “You were made to do this.”

Nowhere is this proclamation more evident than on his Exact Records release Perfect Mystery. Co-written and produced by the critically acclaimed songwriter Jonathan Kingham (Cindy Morgan, Glen Phillips), Perfect Mystery takes the listener to a deeper level of understanding about God, themselves and the world around them. The songs have a contemporary pop rock sound and a singer/songwriter intimacy. Stand out tracks like Lean into Me and I Am Here offer reassurance of an unyielding love where others like It Was Good and Remember to Breathe reminds us of the beauty around us.

A culturally diverse upbringing found Stefan living in places as a varied as Maryland and Turkey, and a host of other countries in between. It was after Stefan moved to Seattle that he developed a taste for performing while landing film, television, and theater roles. His vocal “gift” came to the forefront when he volunteered at Camp Rainbow Gold in Boise, Idaho, a camp for children with cancer. Stefan sang at Rainbow Gold’s campfires, which lead to Wish Boats and Love Knots, an album he recorded especially for the camp.

That record prompted Stefan to record his first solo recording, From Within. Since its release Stefan has been performing across the country at churches, conferences, theaters, and opera houses as a featured artist or as a guest. Recent performances of note include Creation Festival 2005, RSI Asilomar Conference 2005 and guest spots with speakers like Marianne Williamson, David Ault and Edwene Gaines. His performances are consistently leaving audiences awe-struck and inspired.

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Lyrics

It Was Good

Written By: Cindy Morgan/Jonathan Kingham

In the space between the waters
When dark gave way to light
The mountains rose from nothing
There was day and there was night
The stars spilled out like diamonds
One by one He turned them on
Scratched the line of the horizon
Rose the moon and hung the sun

And from the dust rose sons and daughters
And everything understood
Each singing praises to the Father
It was good, It was good, It was good

The Spirit hovered over
Streams began to flow
Wings beat the morning sky
And the seeds began to grow
The fields filled up with singing
Every creature in the land
Then He set the whole spinning
With the brush of His great hand

And from the dust rose sons and daughters
And everything understood
Each singing praises to the Father
It was good, It was good, It was good

Beyond imagination
Along with all creation
Ever since the start of time
All made in his reflection
Small glimpse of God’s perfection
As we walk side by side

And from the dust rose sons and daughters
And everything understood
Each singing praises to the Father
It was good, It was good, It was good

Copyright 2005 Cindy Morgan/Jonathan Kingham-Lomax Music (ASCAP)/Jonathan’s Jams (ASCAP)

Lean Into Me

Written By: Stefan Mitchell/Jonathan Kingham

When darkness closes in
You can’t find your way
The doubts you drag around
Only seem to say
How can you make it on your own
Remember you’re never alone

Lean into me I will raise you up
Gather your faith and we’ll walk on water
Hold out your hand when you can’t go on
Let go and lean into me

Longing to be filled with peace that overflows
To hear my quiet voice just be still and know
In every sacred silence I’m only a whisper away

Lean into me I will raise you up
Gather your faith and we’ll walk on water
Hold out your hand when you can’t go on
Let go and lean into me

With every leap of faith
Comes the risk you may slip and stumble
Leave what you’ve know behind
Out on the edge you’ll find
I won’t let you fall

Lean into me I will raise you up
Gather your faith and we’ll walk on water
Hold out your hand when you can’t go on
Let go and lean into me

Copyright 2005 Stefan Mitchell/Jonathan Kingham-9th Wave Music (ASCAP)/Jonathan’s Jams (ASCAP)

Never Get The Chance

Written By: John Cox/Jonathan Kingham

Sunlight streams through my window
Spills across the wall
From the time I wake till I lay down
You’re there through it all
When you gave me my voice
You left me no choice

If my lips fall still and quiet
Then the rocks will fill the silence with your praises
But they’ll never get the chance
If I fail to speak your name
The stars and seas will take my place in the choir
But they’ll never get the chance

Your power is overwhelming
Your Mercy sets me free
You created a world full of wonder and then you gave it to me
When you gave me my voice
You left me no choice

If my lips fall still and quiet
Then the rocks will fill the silence with your praises
But they’ll never get the chance
If I fail to speak your name
The stars and seas will take my place in the choir
But they’ll never get the chance

Surrounded by beauty
How good you are to me
I can’t help but sing the wonders of your name
When you gave me my voice
You left me no choice

If my lips fall still and quiet
Then the rocks will fill the silence with your praises
But they’ll never get the chance
If I fail to speak your name
The stars and seas will take my place in the choir
But they’ll never get the chance

Copyright 2004 John Cox/Jonathan Kingham-Word Music LLC/Jonathan’s Jams (ASCAP)

Discography

Perfect Mystery, Exact Records 2005
From Within, Wabi Records 2003

Set List

Anything from 2 songs during a Church Service to a full 70-minute set featuring songs from his two releases. Open to performing covers for special music during a Church Service.