SPOTLIGHT ON MITCH CAPONE
Known to many from his days as “Elvis Young” Mitch is still a regular on the singing circuit, mostly swing jazz numbers at Adamstown and an appearance at
the recent Newcastle Jazz Festival. Mitch has agreed to an ‘in-depth’ interview, so we can get to know him a little better.
Of all the places that he has wanted to be, school was not one of them, apart from the woodworking class. He took pride in his woodwork projects, which
led to his gaining his trade certificate in carpentry.
However, Mitch’s real talent lies in his ability to sing the music of the great artists of the 1940’s and 50’s. Anything from the Rat Pack boys, Elvis and many others. His favourite music is, he says, “a Swingin' big Band with punchy vocals, anything with a great message and musical brilliance”. He is almost finished his first CD—with some original compositions. (Cant wait for that!) In line with his musical influences, Mitch likes to wear retro threads, and is a regular at op shops, finding classic and unusual bargains. “ I like clothes that are ‘classy’ with individual style rather than mass produced. And I do like my hats. I have a rather large collection – one for every occasion and then some”.
If Mitch had one wish it would have to be “for the world to work in harmony together, ie: Kind of like what John Lennon was getting at with "Imagine". Just listen to the Elvis song, “ If I can Dream”, we let our differences separate us, when we could unite and work towards peace and harmony.
THANK YOU MITCH!