Alex Mitchell (musician)

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Alex Mitchell
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Mitchell with Circus of Power, Japan, 2006 Photo: Masao Nakagami
Background information
Born Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal, glam metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, author, poet
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1986 - present
Associated acts Circus of Power
Plastic Gator Machine
Uncle Max's Cosmic Band
Fat Nancy
Captain Zapped
Absolutely Free
Second Ring of Power
Rusty Eye

Garry Mitchell, known as Alex Mitchell is a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and writer, best known for being the frontman for Circus of Power (COP).[1]

Musical career[edit]

Born in Toronto, but raised in Florida, Mitchell began founding and performing in several bands before achieving notoriety, which included Saint Mary's Children of Salvation and Crucial Truth. In 1986, Mitchell turned his focus toward founding a more grounded rock and roll band; the Circus of Power, the most successful venture of his musical career. After they disbanded, Mitchell has been a member of Absolutely Free, Uncle Max, Second Ring of Power, Plastic Gator Machine, and Fat Nancy.

Author and writer[edit]

Mitchell is now writing short stories for Far West Almanac. He collaborated with the Los Angeles band, Rusty Eye, providing spoken word and vocals on the song "The Serial Kind" for the album Possessor". Has also written a novel, Working Class Superstar.


Circus of Power[edit]

  • Circus of Power (1988)
  • Still Alive (1989)
  • Vices (1990)
  • Live at The Ritz (1990)
  • Magic & Madness (1993)

Plastic Gator Machine[edit]

  • Rock'n'Soul Music! (2003)

Uncle Max's Cosmic Band[edit]

  • Licking the Toad in the Black Church (2003)

Alex Mitchell[edit]

  • The Showbiz Al EP (2005)

Fat Nancy[edit]

  • Pure American Muscle, Baby (2005)

Captain Zapped[edit]

  • Captain Zapped (2010)


  1. ^ Jeffries, Vincent. "Biography: Circus of Power". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 July 2010. - Alex Mitchell exclusive interview

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