John Mitchell (musician)

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John Mitchell
Born (1973-06-21) 21 June 1973 (age 41)
Genres Neo-Progressive rock, progressive rock
Instruments Guitar, vocals, keyboards, bass, violin
Associated acts It Bites, Arena, Frost*, Kino, A, The Urbane

John Mitchell (born 21 June 1973) is guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for the UK band It Bites. He also plays guitar for a number of other progressive rock bands including Arena, The Urbane, Kino, Frost*, and John Wetton.

In 2008, Mitchell joined A,[1] playing bass in place of original bass player Daniel P. Carter to support The Wildhearts on their December UK tour, as well as a ten-date headline tour in 2009.

In 2012, Mitchell toured with Martin Barre in his band "New Day", singing lead vocals on many of the Jethro Tull songs.[2]

He is also a record producer and sound engineer at Outhouse Studios, a recording studio in Reading, UK, where he has recorded and produced music for a number of popular UK rock bands including Enter Shikari, You Me At Six, Lower Than Atlantis, Architects, Ivyrise, Anavae, The Blackout, Kids In Glass Houses, Funeral for a Friend, My Passion, Exit Ten, Touchstone and You And What Army.[3]

Discography[edit]

With The Urbane[edit]

  • Neon (1999)
  • Glitter (2003)

With Arena[edit]

With Kino[edit]

With Frost*[edit]

With It Bites[edit]

  • When The Lights Go Down (2007) (live)
  • The Tall Ships (2008)
  • This Is Japan (2010) (live)
  • It Happened One Night (2011) (live)
  • Map of the Past (2012)

Equipment[edit]

Mitchell primarily uses Cort Guitars - white and black G254s on stage, and for recording, a tobacco G210 and a blue/black G290. He also plays an Alvarez Yairi acoustic guitar in the studio, and a PRS Classic. John's rack setup consists of a Marshall JMP1 Preamp with effects being produced by a vintage Korg A3 effects unit. This signal is then amplified by a Marshall Valvestate 8280 power amp to a 4 x 12 Marshall cab.

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