First Single “Wishes” Release June 26th
El Mocambo Records proudly announces the signing of multi-platinum, JUNO Award-winning Rock icon and Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee Kim Mitchell to its roster that includes 54.40, Hutch and A Family Curse. The signing includes the release of Mitchell’s brand new single “Wishes” set for release on June 26th and coincides with the highly anticipated release of his forthcoming new album, “The Big Fantasize”, the first full-length recording since 2007’s “Ain’t Life Amazing”.
“I’m absolutely thrilled that Kim is now part of the El Mocambo Records family,” shares Michael Wekerle, owner of the El Mocambo and El Mocambo Productions. “I grew up as a huge fan of Max Webster along with Kim’s solo records released later. He’s an iconic artist that has been etched in the fabric of the Canadian music scene for decades and to be part of his next chapter is an honour.”
Co-produced with Greg Wells (21 Pilots, Adele, Keith Urban), “The Big Fantasize” is Mitchell’s fifteenth studio recording, described as a more dynamic and musically expansive effort that perfectly encapsulates Mitchell’s prowess as a pure and compelling songwriter.
“Along with my producer Greg Wells, I just finished what I believe to be one of the best records of my career,” says Kim Mitchell. “I am thrilled to join and be involved with the ever creative and passionate Michael Wekerle and his El Mocambo Records label for its release.”
In February, it was announced that Mitchell, who is among Canada’s most respected singers, songwriters and guitar players will be inducted into The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame – joining the likes of Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Young and many more.
El Mocambo Records is a subsidiary of El Mocambo Entertainment – an offshoot of one of North America’s most iconic music venues.
The El Mocambo opened as a fully licensed nightclub in 1948 and would go on to host some of the biggest names in the music business,
including The Rolling Stones, U2, Elvis Costello, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and many more.
El Mocambo Records was founded in 2017 by entrepreneur and music fan Michael Wekerle, owner of the El Mocambo and El Mocambo Productions and is managed by music industry veteran and El Mocambo General Manager, Andy Curran.
This ME Post was originally published on June 15th.