Mitch Malloy

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Mitch Malloy
Born(1961-08-26) August 26, 1961 (age 52)[1]
Dickinson, North Dakota[1]
OccupationSinger
Songwriter
Music producer and engineer
 
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Mitch Malloy
Born(1961-08-26) August 26, 1961 (age 52)[1]
Dickinson, North Dakota[1]
OccupationSinger
Songwriter
Music producer and engineer

Mitch Malloy is a singer, an award winning songwriter, and a producer mix and mastering engineer. He studied music at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.[2]

Mitch got his first break when he was signed to RCA. Malloy's first album, Mitch Malloy, featured session musicians such as Mickey Curry, Hugh McDonald and Michael Thompson.[1] His first single as a solo artist on RCA records, "Anything At All", was a top 20 rock charting hit and a pop hit in the US;[3] it also got extensive play on MTV Europe.[citation needed] His third single, "Our Love Will Never Die", earned him an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.[1] His second album, Ceilings And Walls, used guest musicians such as Bernie Leadon, Mike Rutherford and Paul Carrack.[4] He had a brief stint as the singer of Van Halen after Sammy Hagar's departure.[1][5]

Van Halen (1996)[edit]

In the summer of 1996, Mitch Malloy, on the recommendation of Desmond Child, auditioned for Van Halen by recording a few tracks at 5150 Studios with the band. On day three of his audition, Malloy recounted that Eddie said, "well, you are an amazing singer, you look great and you are one of the nicest guys I have ever met, we just talked it over and congratulations, you are in the band." However Van Halen manager Ray Danniels was unable to sign Malloy to a management contract (Malloy already had a manager), and Danniels encouraged the band to pass over Malloy in favor of a singer he already had under contract, Gary Cherone.[6][7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Solo

Malloy

Fluid Sol

South Of Eden

Infinity

Singles[edit]

DVD[edit]

Solo

Guest appearance[edit]

V.A.

LIBERTY N' JUSTICE

VOICES OF ROCK

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Mitch Malloy". MusicMight. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "South of Eden". American Songspace. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Duffy, Thom (11 July 1992). The Beat-Malloy In Motion. Billboard. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ceilings & Walls". Billboard. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Mitch Malloy Interview". AOR Europe. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "MITCH MALLOY - Interview, September 2000". 
  7. ^ "Audio: Mitch Malloy’s Audition for Van Halen (1996)". 

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