At an early age, after being introduced to the music of Michael Bublé, Mitch was captivated by the "golden era of swing", and began making guest appearances in Newcastle with the ‘Dungeon Big Band’, performing classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin. After winning the role of Col Joye in a local theatre production of 'Shout - The musical' Mitch was introduced to the wild sounds of 50s Rock ‘n’ Roll. His Rock ‘n’ Roll education continued when he secured the role of Young Elvis in a touring production of the Early Years of Elvis Presley.
Mitch's band "Mitch Capone and The Wise Guys" won Heart Music's Battle of the bands performing songs from his debut album "Bad Blood".
“Bad Blood” The album reached #5 on the AMRAP Australian Regional Charts, and receiving international airplay in Spain, Argentina, UK and USA.
Bad Blood is the fruit of Mitch's collaboration with record producer Mark Tinson, who co-wrote nine of the original songs on the album. Described by Newcastle Live's Dan Beazley as “Nick Cave meets Elvis”, Mitch Capone's Bad Blood is an exciting and irresistible musical gumbo, blending big band swing, dirty rockabilly boogie, Bo Diddley swagger & New Orleans R&B.
In April 2015 Bad Blood was named Best Rock album in the prestigious USA Akademia Music Awards which described the album as:
'… a repertoire that spans rock, blues, swing and much more, Mitch Capone demonstrates inimitable style and impeccable song writing in this masterful collection of songs.'
The "Bad Blood" album launch on the 24th of July 2015 at Newcastle Lizotte's was well received & sold out.
Mitch has continued to perform around the Hunter Valley with "The Wise Guys" and has also been performing sell out shows in NSW fronting "The Michael Bublé Experience" & “A tribute to Elvis Presley”.
In June 2015 Mitch was featured in "Cruzin" magazine and you can catch him towards the end of this year in Newcastle as guest vocalist with "Andy Firth's Nova Swing" & "The Australian Army Reserve Band”.