About Mitch and MJB
A born and raised Northern Ontario, Canadian, Mitch is a passionate singer/songwriter, guitarist and live performer. He is also known for his lead guitar playing and sonqwriting role in the Northern rock group Kickback Tracii which he co-founded in the summer of 2014. He resigned from the group in the summer of 2018 to pursue his longtime dream of combining his guitar mastery and vocals by writing his own music and fronting his own band.
Mitch comes from a house where he absorbed country music from his father, who also played guitar, and rock music from his older siblings from a young age. This style-combo is clearly heard in his sound.
Involved in countless music venues and festivals, sharing stages in support of several great musicians from local groups to international artists such as Trooper, April Wine, Paul Brandt and more....and recent festivals such as the Smooth Truck Fest, Cochrane Summerfest, Sudbury Valley East Days, Timmins Rock On The River, Timmins Stars & Thunder, and many more...Mitch is no stranger to performing an energetic show.
Mitch's new solo project as started in October of 2017 were he teamed up with Recording Engineer Jay Vernali, in Nashville, and Head Engineer, Darren Magierowski from Jukasa Studios in Hamilton, Ontario and started putting together and recording songs by collaborating with session musicians. His first single release "Sweet Summertime So Fine" in May 2018, was welcomed and aired on rotation at several regional radio stations.
Immediately after the single release the hunt for a band started. After playing with several different musicians, the "Mitch Jean Band" is now Paul Joanis on drums, Steffy Rivard on guitars and vocals and his son, Jayden Jean, as his left wing, guitars and vocals. The Mitch Jean Band performed their debut performance at the 2018 Cochrane Summefest with great success.
"Feel The Rain" released Jan 31-2019. The track is a mixture of amazing musicians supporting Mitch such as Joanis on drums, Jayden on guitars and Special guest Nick Czarnogorski (Johnny Reid) on bass. Engineered and mixed at Jukasa Studios by Juno award winning engineers Darren Magierowski and Jill Zimmermann, it is a song that Mitch is proud of. The single was extremely well received and made it in the top 100 songs during the CBC Music Canada Searlight Competition.
On June 21rst of 2019, The third single "Horse" was released, Featuring Paul Joanis on Drums, Jayden Jean on Guitars and vocals, Steffy Rivard on Vocals and various session musicians. Partly recorded at 705 Studios and mixed again by Darren Magierowski from Jukasa Studios.
September 14th, Mitch teamed up with record label 5th Crown Music Ltd. In an effort to expend to the next level.
May 8 - 2020. Mitch Released the single "Paper Crown King" featuring Jayden, Steffy, Tom Bona(Drums) and Andre Blais(Bass). This track was written for a childhood friend that lost his battle with leukemia. Recorded, Engineered and mixed by Adam Fair at Villasounds and Mastered by Noah Mintz (Lacquer Channel Mastering), this is the first single published and released in partnership with 5th Crown Music Ltd.
Mitch is already working on releasing the 5th single called "Who I Wanna Be".
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