Cool and reserved - Mitchell Shadlow has quietly earned the distinction of being named one of Australia's most promising male country artists.
With a vocal style described as both 'elegant' and 'masculine', the contemporary country singer steps out of the shadows when he performs, singing with a powerful presence that mesmerizes an audience. That force also translates to his new album, "The Last Eleven Years", recorded and released through his very own independent record label.
Signed to ABC/EMI in the late 90's, Mitchell released his highly acclaimed debut album, "One of These Days". On the back of the album's success, Mitchell won numerous awards throughout Australia including Male Vocal at the Kyneton Country Music Awards two years running and had three consecutive years as Australian Country Music Award nominations for Best Male Vocalist. During this time Mitchell toured with his band and played nationally with respected entertainers including Slim Dusty, Charlie Daniels Band, Marcia Hines, James Blundell and Willie Nelson.
For the past six years, Mitchell has been living in Dublin, where he recorded and produced the bulk of his new album. It has been just over a decade since his first album, hence the title of the long awaited new material captured beautifully on "The Last Eleven Years". "Music is my love and to play is my dream", says Mitchell. The artist now splits his time between his two homes - Australia and Ireland - concentrating tirelessly on building and marketing his unique brand of music to as many people across the world as possible.
After so many years in the music industry and playing all over the world, there is no challenge too great for this very experienced and exceptionally talented artist. Mitchell possesses all the attributes needed to succeed in the demanding entertainment world. Looking upon all this man has achieved to date - there is no doubting his talents, determination and his will to prosper in the music business. "The rewards of performing far out weigh the potential earnings of my career and I could never tire of this job", he says.
"The Last Eleven Years" is the welcome return of this extraordinary singer/songwriter.