GENE MITCHELL AND THE BIG COCONUT BAND: Tropical JazzGene Mitchell, born and raised on the coast of Georgia, played in various bands in the southeast during the 1970's. He served our country in the United States Navy for 21 years. Was decorated with the Meritorious Service Medal from the President of the United States among other Medals from the Secretary of the Navy. He continued his songwriting and college while in the Navy, and during his 21 years in the Navy wrote and produced over 100 songs about sailing and adventures in more than 30 countries he visited. Though his music still maintains that southern style, his years in Hawaii and the Caribbean strongly influence his jazzy island styles. Gene produces high quality CDs and his albums feature such artists as John Raymond (guitarist for Kenny G), Amy Lee (saxophonist for Jimmy Buffett) and Troy King (current writer of the music for Temptation Island on Fox) and Rick Cathaway (bassist for the Osmonds). Gene's last two CDs feature artwork by world famous Florida artist Paul Brent.
"Gene Mitchell's lyrics are thought provoking and his melodies sing-a-long, a winning combination."
- quote by Norman Saleet
(songwriter for the Billboard #1 hit by Air Supply "Here I Am" and Salena's hit "Where Did The Feeling Go")
Gene Mitchell has recorded with some of the best musicians in the industry. Gene is available for performances throughout the United States and travels solo playing guitar and singing accompanied by the instrumental music from his CDs and other great hit songs. This way you get the full band sound and some of the greatest backup musicians for the cost of one performer. Gene also books solo guitar and vocal performances without the background accompaniment for a more intimate setting. Gene Mitchell's performance is self-contained with all musical equipment and props. Contact SailorBoyRecords@aol.com for more information.
Check out the artist's website:
1. By The Beach
2. Da Way She Move (Tropical Version)
3. Summer's Back
4. Tropical Express
5. Love In The Early Stages
6. Cold Seattle Night
7. I'm Right Here
8. Sweetest Smile
9. Sailing Back Home To You
10. Going Back To Georgia
11. The Way She Moves (Jazz Version)
12. Tribal Revival...
13. ...Conga Line