The Mitchell Brothers

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The Mitchell Brothers
Origin London, England
Genres Hip hop, UK garage
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2004–2008
Labels The Beats / Warner Music
Associated acts The Streets, Leo The Lion
Members Owura "Tony" Nyanin
Kofi "Teddy" Hanson
For the EastEnders characters, see Phil Mitchell and Grant Mitchell.

The Mitchell Brothers are a Ghanaian British rap duo from London, England. They consist of cousins Owura "Tony" Nyanin from Manor Park and Kofi "Teddy" Hanson from Stockwell. They were the first signing to Mike Skinner’s The Beats imprint and are sometimes known as the "Geezers with skills".


Tony Nyanin and Teddy Hanson named themselves The Mitchell Brothers after siblings Phil and Grant Mitchell in the British soap EastEnders.[1]

As teenagers, they pressed up 1,000 remix CDs called ‘Sorted’.[citation needed]

Teddy Hanson spotted Mike Skinner from The Streets in their local Barclay's bank in Brixton, South London, soon after Skinner had released his debut album, Original Pirate Material. Hanson slipped a copy of his and Nyanin's demo CD into Skinner's bag, with his phone number on it. Skinner signed them to The Beats label and produced their first album.[citation needed] Hanson performed with Skinner on the latter's hit single, "Fit But You Know It".[citation needed]

The Mitchell Brothers released their debut album, A Breath of Fresh Attire, on 22 August 2005.[citation needed] Their second album, Dressed For The Occasion, appeared on 19 November 2007. It was preceded by the singles, "Solemate" and "Michael Jackson", the latter of which is produced Scottish producer Calvin Harris. Sales for this album disappointed, with the Mitchell Brothers album being described as "still born and fresh" by Skinner.[citation needed]

Most recently, Tony Nyanin signed to Paramount Music and is now pursuing a solo career as Mr Mitchell.

Mr Mitchell's first solo single titled On The Rooftop is due for release on 25 June 2012.




A Breath of Fresh Attire

  • "Routine Check" (2004) UK #42[2]
  • "Harvey Nicks" (2004) UK #62[2]
  • "Excuse My Brother" (2005) UK #58[2]
  • "Alone With The TV" (2006) UK #92
  • "She's Got It All Wrong" (2006)

Dressed For The Occasion

  • "SoleMate" (2007)
  • "Michael Jackson" (2007) UK #65


  1. ^ "Keepin' it geezer!". The Independent. 6 March 2005. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 372. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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