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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 role in the Northern rock group Kickback Tracii which he co-founded in the summer of 2014. He recently stepped from his leadership role in the group 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 with several great musicians from local groups to international artists such as Trooper, April Wine, Paul Brandt and more....and recent festivals such as the 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. 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 bass and vocals, and his son, Jayden Jean, as his left wing, guitars and vocals. The Mitch Jean Band performed their debut perfomance at the 2018 Cochrane Summefest with great success.
"Feel The Rain" is the latest single and has released Jan 31-2019 and is now available for download. 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. You can download it here - Feel The Rain
He is presently working hard on finalizing the writing of the next releases and is excited to get in the studio again. Stay tuned for show dates by subscribing to his email list or follow him on Facebook.