Thomas ‘Mitch’ Mitchener is a producer & mixer who is carving out a niche as the breakthrough producer for an exciting new generation of British rock bands. With his humble nature & his own studio space he is the epitome of what a modern, young producer should be – accessible to the artist, from a recent musical background and, most importantly, a unique sound.
Mitch has spent the last few years working with a raft of rock and indie bands, including Asylums, Hello Operator, The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, Gallows, and Young Guns. He produced, engineered, mixed and performed as bassist on the acerbic punk thrash of Blossom, the Top 20 debut album by Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes. Mitch also produced their forthcoming album ‘Modern Ruin’ (due January 2017) from which the first two singles have both been made Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record In the World’ on Radio 1. Mitch is currently producing the debut album from hotly tipped band Counterfeit.
A multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, bass, keys, sax and drums (among others), his experience brings an understanding of the bands he works with. Mitch knows the concerns and creative desires of his artists because he’s been there himself; his background creates a productive studio vibe, while his touring experience brings an intimate knowledge of band dynamics. He operates primarily from his own recording studio, Broadfields in Watford.
Mitch might have cut his teeth with a raft of hard rock bands, but his music influences also extend to dance, pop and soul, and his work isn’t confined to production. Recently he has remixed cuts by the likes of Minus The Bear and punk supergroup, Isles & Glaciers, and he has worked as a live mixer for MTV, working Queens Of The Stone Age track, Better Living Through Chemistry, for the Soundchain series. In 2015 and 2016, Mitch was asked to help Secret 7” for their project at Somerset House. The set-up was simple: a pop-up studio was positioned in the grounds of London’s historical building where artists were given 15 minutes to record and cut a single which Mitch engineered and mixed in realtime straight to vinyl. When it came to selecting an experienced and creative studio producer, Mitch was the obvious choice to be installed at the controls.