A ROYAL OUTING
The winner of this year’s Tamworth Country Music Festival Busking Championships, Mitch King brings his bluesy folk to the Coast tonight
Local muso Mitch King is back from a mammoth tour along the eastern seaboard, will release an EP before the year is out, and this evening will support veteran music man Rick Price at The Arts Centre Gold Coast. Phew.
The first single off the forthcoming record, “Everything Shines”, dropped late September and was a sign of good things to come for the newcomer. His tour saw him swing his van into Sydney, Melbourne, Bendigo and our very own Gold Coast, among many others, and his reception was always positive.
For King, the new EP is all about positivity and not letting internal barriers stand in the way of achieving your wildest dreams. He says it was the natural next step in his music making journey.
“I’ve had an album before and I was proud of that, but it’s a bit outdated. As I’m getting older my music is becoming more mature. This EP is a lot more lyrical, the production is a lot bigger,” King says.
Inspiration for the record came from a number of disparate sources, the bluesy folk artist says.
“I like artists such as Kim Churchill and the John Mayer Trio, I think they’re awesome. But to be honest with you, I draw musical inspiration from anyone and everyone. Sometimes I can hear a great song from an artist and it can inspire me; it really doesn’t matter who they are. It can be something as simple as a certain way someone performs or how deep they get into the song,” he says.
King turned his passion for music into his professional focus only about a year ago, yet has already secured a number of noteworthy stage credits and awards.
“It’s a big step forward,” he says of his accolades. “I want to keep the momentum going and I want to keep growing.”
Mitch King, tonight, The Arts Centre Gold Coast
Coasters may recognise Mitch King from Blues on Broadbeach.