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Give me a sign

Northern Peninsula rocker Mitchell Hunt always wanted to record an album. This year he pulled the trigger and “Give me a Sign” was released back in August.
Northern Peninsula rocker Mitchell Hunt always wanted to record an album. This year he pulled the trigger and “Give me a Sign” was released back in August.

Growing up in Croque, music was pass time, and an outlet, for Mitchell Hunt.

Along with a few buddies, they would get together, play music and write a few songs.
It led to the formation of Nasty Weather, who would often be found playing around the Northern Tip.
But life happened and the group disbanded a few years ago as members moved away for various reasons.
However, the music stayed with Hunt’s blood.
Back in February, after moving to St. Anthony, he was thinking about his next project when the idea of making an album came to mind.
“It was something I always thought about and wanted, so I made a few calls around to see if was doable,” Hunt said. “It was, so I decided to go ahead with it.”
He spent the next seven months getting everything in order.
On the weekends he would travel to Springdale, laying down the tracks with Clint Curtis and Steve Clark.
From there he moved into the vocals for his 12 original works.
“Some these were written about 10 years ago, others were written within the last couple of years.”
When it comes to channeling his writing, Hunt writes heavily about fighting for yourself and never giving up.
“It comes from a lot of experiences growing up and what friends of mine experienced as well,” he said. “But there’s also some love songs and rock songs mixed in there as well.”
While most albums released on the Peninsula focus on traditional Newfoundland and Labrador music, Hunt mixed things up with a pure rock album.
He has nothing against traditional music, but he’s a rocker at heart, and that’s what can be found in the album.
“Give me a Sign” was released on iTunes and CD back in August.
And it’s been a success, he’s already moved more than half of his first thousand CDs, and is anxiously awaiting a response from iTunes sales, as it only pays out quarterly.

Video
After the album wrapped, it was decided a video for the song “Never Gonna Say” would be done to promote the album.
It was shot in Springdale, in one day, at an abandoned industrial park.
And while, he admits it was written as a general song, the video included messages of hope for people deadly with depression.
“Too many people take their own lives so why not try and do something good with the song,” he said.
“I’ve gotten dozens of emails from people after listening to it, and watching the video, thanking me for the inspirational message they took from the song.”
Hunt said he had so much fun with the project he’s considering another video to continue promotion.
He’s also looking to get some radio airplay, opening himself up to bookings and giving a lot of thought into a second album.
Interested in the album, check out Mitchell Hunt on Facebook, visit www.mitchellhunt.net, or write him at mitchell_t_hunt@hotmail.com

Along with a few buddies, they would get together, play music and write a few songs.
It led to the formation of Nasty Weather, who would often be found playing around the Northern Tip.
But life happened and the group disbanded a few years ago as members moved away for various reasons.
However, the music stayed with Hunt’s blood.
Back in February, after moving to St. Anthony, he was thinking about his next project when the idea of making an album came to mind.
“It was something I always thought about and wanted, so I made a few calls around to see if was doable,” Hunt said. “It was, so I decided to go ahead with it.”
He spent the next seven months getting everything in order.
On the weekends he would travel to Springdale, laying down the tracks with Clint Curtis and Steve Clark.
From there he moved into the vocals for his 12 original works.
“Some these were written about 10 years ago, others were written within the last couple of years.”
When it comes to channeling his writing, Hunt writes heavily about fighting for yourself and never giving up.
“It comes from a lot of experiences growing up and what friends of mine experienced as well,” he said. “But there’s also some love songs and rock songs mixed in there as well.”
While most albums released on the Peninsula focus on traditional Newfoundland and Labrador music, Hunt mixed things up with a pure rock album.
He has nothing against traditional music, but he’s a rocker at heart, and that’s what can be found in the album.
“Give me a Sign” was released on iTunes and CD back in August.
And it’s been a success, he’s already moved more than half of his first thousand CDs, and is anxiously awaiting a response from iTunes sales, as it only pays out quarterly.

Video
After the album wrapped, it was decided a video for the song “Never Gonna Say” would be done to promote the album.
It was shot in Springdale, in one day, at an abandoned industrial park.
And while, he admits it was written as a general song, the video included messages of hope for people deadly with depression.
“Too many people take their own lives so why not try and do something good with the song,” he said.
“I’ve gotten dozens of emails from people after listening to it, and watching the video, thanking me for the inspirational message they took from the song.”
Hunt said he had so much fun with the project he’s considering another video to continue promotion.
He’s also looking to get some radio airplay, opening himself up to bookings and giving a lot of thought into a second album.
Interested in the album, check out Mitchell Hunt on Facebook, visit www.mitchellhunt.net, or write him at mitchell_t_hunt@hotmail.com

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