Albums

check out "Life, Love & Guitars" the debut solo CD from Matt Mitchell

CIRQUE

Cirque is a delicious, fragrant and colorful collection of songs ranging from the sublime, Hearts & Flowers, to the ridiculous, Bill Tell. The CD also includes a mainstream rocker, All the World to Me. The title “Cirque” is inspired by living in Las Vegas – the guitarist & lead singer (& married couple) Matt & Traysee Mitchell, moved to Las Vegas shortly after the record was recorded – where “Cirque” themed shows are a big part of the landscape. The circus theme is woven throughout the music; you can hear it in the introductory instrumental Circus Theme and the schizophrenic Chocolate.

Lift Off

Traysee combines pop, rock and musical theatre influences on her five-song EP, "Lift Off". The album was submitted for Jewel's Soul City Café Music Quest, (first prize - tour with Jewel) and she was selected as a Regional Semi-Finalist. The album has received a 2002-2003 ASCAP Plus Award and Traysee has appeared twice on KJLA-TV in Los Angeles performing cuts from the album. She also shared the stage with the Australian light rock band "Air Supply" at the Valley Cultural Center's "Concerts in the Park" series this summer in Woodland Hills, California. 

Wildflower

Traysee's sound is bold, inventive and fresh; an auditory bouquet of folk, rock and pop influences. The songs inspire without Christianese.

Life, Love & Guitars

Guitarist/singer/songwriter Matt Mitchell's debut CD "Life, Love & Guitars" runs the gamut of aggressive heavy rock (Far Away) to beautiful accoustic pop/rock (Go Back in TIme) to instrumental fusion (Distance). Powerful orchestrated Pop/Rock featuring guitar, piano, organ, bass, drums and lots of 3 part harmony vocals. If you like Queen, Journey, Boston, Jellyfish, Eric Johnson & the Beatles you'll love this CD!

the Best Ride Ever

The single "the Best Ride Ever" was written specifically for the "Surf Sharks"collection of books. It is the story of 3 boys (Rip, Ozzy & Wade) who are getting ready for the big surf contest. During their adventures they meet up with, and be-friend 3 sharks (Mavrik, Talon & Hemi). Together they ride to triumph and become great friends on the way!

written by Traysee, Matt Mitchell and Chance Wolf. Produced by Matt Mitchell

Rockin Ringtones

Powerful arragements with intricate harmonies! Rockin' Ringtones features guitarist Matt Mitchell performing his own arrangements of some of the most well known pieces of music ever. The CD starts with such classics as Beethoven's 5th & the Star Spangled Banner, moving into holiday tunes like Auld Lang Syne & Deck the Halls, and ends with 5 original pieces that explore some very different musical styles.

Congrats to HighRise singer Traysee who received an Honorable Mention award in the 2014 Song of The Year Competition for her song, "Keep Shining"! The song was produced by husband/guitarist Matt Mitchell. The contest was judged by Gwen Stefani, Phil Collins, Steven Tyler, Alicia Keys, Don Henley & Lenny Kravitz, so this is a big deal! Yay!!!! Woot Woot! Here's some info about the Contest:

 

Song of the Year is an international songwriting contest encouraging the art and discipline of songwriting. Our primary focus is to find great songwriters while helping them network with professionals in the music industry. For over 14 years, Song of the Year has continued to be a leader in offering songwriters great opportunities through the contest and by networking the top writers with music insiders. Songwriter's submissions are judged by a panel of music professionals. The preliminary-judging staff consists of individuals who have showed leadership in music related fields as well as notable songwriters. 

 

Traysee's song "Keep Shining"  is now available for purchase on CD Baby!!

Life, Love & Guitars - lyrics

        Believe   

 

verse 1

He took her hand & vowed a new life to find

Their brand new life will start today

And then they journeyed fourth in search of their dreams

'Cause they know in their minds what they see

And they feel what the future will be

 

CHORUS

Just believe that your dreams come true

Your heart creates what it needs to do

Your fortune's not so far away

So live it like it is here today

 

verse 2

Their journey took them to a hot distant land

Where the music flowed day after day

And stood together through the good times & bad

'Cause you know sometimes people will say

Things to drive your passion away

 

CHORUS

Just believe that your dreams come true

Your mind creates what it needs to do

Your fortune's not so far away

So live it like it is here today

 

guitar solo

 

BRIDGE

And when despair sets in he falls into fear

She takes his hand & calms his nerves

He says "sometimes I wonder what we're doing here"

And then she smiles at him and says - 

 

CHORUS

Just believe that your dreams come true

Your mind creates what it needs to do

Your fortune's not so far away

So live it like it is here today

Right in Front of Me

 

verse 1

Hold me down. Am I jumping in too fast now?

Look around. Is there anything to fear?

Cause I can't stop thinking  'bout you

And the peace I feel around you

 

CHORUS

I was looking for love before I could see

I was playing a part that was never me

Now I open my eyes and you're right in front of me

 

verse 2

Take your time 'cause you know I'm in no hurry

Can you see what I really want to do

'Cause I know what you have been through

And I never want to hurry you

 

CHORUS

I was looking for love before I could see

I was playing a part that was never me

Now I open my eyes and you're right in front of me

 

BRIDGE

And even when you're world comes down on you

You gracefully just step aside

And let them fall around you

 

verse 3

You can see when it seems nobody else can

You just laugh when they try to put you down

'Cause you're peaceful and you're knowing

Of the fears that they are showing 

 

CHORUS

I was looking for love before I could see

I was playing a part that was never me

Now I open my eyes and you're right in front of me

Far Away

 

VERSE 1

See her rage tears upon a battered soul that lives across the world

Turn the page, we can't bear the pictures of the blood that has been spilled

 

PRE-CHORUS

We see the images of war torn lands

And orphaned children on its page

And in it's words it has a -

 

CHORUS

Tale to tell, story to sell of a life of sin and a war to win far away

 

VERSE 2

Falling down, watch in disbelief as bodies crumble to the ground

We resolve never to forget this act of war they've laid upon us

 

PRE-CHORUS

We watch the screen as it unfolds before our eyes

The horror plain for all to see

And now it seems we have a -

 

CHORUS

Tale to tell, story to sell of a life of sin and a war to win far away

 

BRIDGE

See the light, stop this fight, be at peace to live another day

 

SOLOS

 

VERSE 3

Bombs away we'll avenge our mothers and our brothers who were slain

Take your aim if we can't find who did it we'll find some-one else to blame

 

PRE-CHORUS

And so it seems that we'll have victory at last

At least that's what our leaders say

But maybe there's another -

 

CHORUS

Tale to tell, story to sell of a life of sin and a war to win 

We've got to open our eyes, see the lies, realize this war's not so far away

  Go Back in Time    

 

verse 1

If you could go back in time would you do it all over again

You could see where you're going, what you'll do, who you'll know, what they'll say

All the things in your life you regret could be taken away

And your life would be perfect, you'd have what you wanted today

 

pre-ch

But life's not always what it seems

And you don't always know what it means

 

CHORUS

And maybe there's more to your life than you know

All the trials that we go through are really a show

What once was has lead you to who you are now

And maybe the past isn't so bad after all

 

verse 2

If you could go back in time you could right all the things that were wrong

Like the time that you made the audition you'd worked at so long

Since the time you were young you'd been dancing your life away 

Then the rug was pulled out from your feet & you couldn't stay

 

pre-ch

And life sometimes seems so unfair

And it may seem that nobody cares

 

CHORUS

And maybe there's more to your life than you know

All the trials that we go through are really a show

What once was has lead you to who you are now

And maybe the past isn't so bad after all

 

guitar solo

 

verse 3

If you went back in time you could do it all over again

But would it really be better or maybe just different & then

You would wonder once more about the choices you made in the past

So live your life to the fullest as if each moment was your last

 

CHORUS

And maybe there's more to your life than you know

All the trials that we go through are really a show

What seems devastating could all turn our fine

But you'll never find out it you go back in time

Nothing is Wrong

 

verse 1

Our gazes traced across the crowded smoke filled room until they crossed

Still miles away it seems though inches from each other we stand

A word from you, a word from me, our stares break through, the ice breaks free

What have I done, what do you know, what does it matter

 

verse 2

Though scared to death I still plunge in as your touch penetrates my skin

The feeling's more intense each night our minds so close, your grip so tight

You pulled me into you so fast it almost seemed to good to last 

You strayed away, where did you go, give me a reason

 

CHORUS

And you're telling me nothing is wrong, but actions speak louder than words

'Cause what we had once now is gone, as I slowly watch it waste away

You smiled as you strung me along extracting every bit of power you could

And now that you turn 'round I'm gone, and I'm never coming back again

 

verse 3

It happened so fast I couldn't see your mental noose being tied 'round me 

Your control grows as I lie in your arms your subliminal seductive charms

But I have no intension of succumbing to your twisted love

You mangled my life for a while, but now I'm leaving

 

CHORUS

And you're telling me nothing is wrong, but actions speak louder than words

'Cause what we had once now is gone, as I slowly watch it waste away

You smiled as you strung me along extracting every bit of power you could

And now that you turn 'round I'm gone, and I'm never coming back again

 

    Life Goes On

 

verse 1

Looking up into the light, I see their faces and hear my cries

This miracle has set me free, but does it liberate or imprison me

 

verse 2

Looking out upon the land, I try to figure out what makes life so grand

This world's so big and we're so small, sometimes it seems it doesn't matter at all

 

pre-chorus

I can't seem to rid my mind of the questions that plague mankind

 

CHORUS

Why are we here, do we just live and die and why do we fear

Our death if there's a better place for our soul, meanwhile life goes on

 

verse 3

Looking out across the field, the farmer toiling in the heat for his yield

Comes in exhausted from the day, year after year it goes on this way

 

pre-chorus

It seems this is no way to live, but it's better than the alternative

 

CHORUS

Why are we here, do we just live and die and why do we fear

Our death if there's a better place for our soul, meanwhile life goes on

 

guitar solo

 

verse 4

Looking out into the cold, my body grows weary as I grow old

I've done and seen many things, I've come full circle completed the ring

 

verse 5

Looking up into the light, again my memory is hearing my cries

The miracle has happened once more, why does it seem like I've been here before

 

CHORUS

Why are we here, do we just live and die and why do we fear

Our death if there's a better place for our soul, after we're gone and does it matter at all

meanwhile life goes on, meanwhile life goes on

Standing in Your Shadow

 

verse 1

What do I see when I look in your eyes, a passion that flows from your heart

My admiration for you knows no bounds from the start

 

verse 2

Hopeful we seem as we look in your eyes, our future is all in your hands

All your predictions make it all seem so grand

 

Pre-chorus

But if you're gone will it be over or maybe just another start

Do you think I'll fall apart

 

CHORUS

I'm standing in your shadow and paying for your dream

I'd like to step out in the light and show you what I really mean

 

verse 3

Power I see as I look in your eyes but who are you trying to control

It's such a fine line between business and taking your soul

 

Pre-chorus

And yes, we all are getting older, but does it matter in the end

Are we trying to pretend

 

CHORUS

I'm standing in your shadow  (with the fire in my eyes) 

And paying for your dream  (let the nightmare end)

I'd like to step out in the light and show you what I really mean

 

GUITAR TRIO

 

verse 4

Torture I see as I look in your eyes the frustration nobody knows

Your inner turmoil is all that you're ever known

 

Pre-chorus

And now you say I'm looking colder I guess you see it in my eyes

It should come as no surprise

 

CHORUS

I'm standing in your shadow (with the fire in my eyes) 

And paying for your dream (let the nightmare end)

I'd like to step out in the light and show you what I really mean

I'll show you what I really mean

I'll show you what I really mean

 

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