Lonely Robot is the brainchild of musician & producer John Mitchell.
John Mitchell (born 21 June 1973) is an English musician, songwriter and record producer.
A multi-instrumentalist who predominantly sings and plays guitar, Mitchell is best known as the current frontman for British prog-pop band It Bites (having replaced original singer and guitarist Francis Dunnery in 2006). Mitchell has also played guitar for a number of other progressive rock bands including Arena, The Urbane, Kino, Frost*, and the John Wetton band. In 2008, Mitchell was drafted in to join A, playing bass in place of original bass player Daniel P. Carter to support The Wildhearts on their December UK tour, as well as a ten-date headline tour in 2009. In 2012, Mitchell toured with Martin Barre in his band “New Day”, singing lead vocals on many of the Jethro Tull songs.
Mitchell is also a record producer and sound engineer at Outhouse Studios, a recording studio in Reading, UK, where he has recorded and produced music for a number of rock bands including Enter Shikari, You Me At Six, Lower Than Atlantis, Architects, The Blackout, Kids In Glass Houses, Funeral for a Friend, My Passion, Exit Ten, I Divide, Ivyrise, Anavae, Touchstone, Your Demise and You And What Army.
Mitchell’s latest music project is a solo project called Lonely Robot, whose album ‘Please Come Home’ was released on 23 February 2015. It features a number of guest artists including Peter Cox, Steve Hogarth, Jem Godfrey, Nik Kershaw, and British actor Lee Ingleby. A follow up album, ‘The Big Dream’ was released in April 2017.
Mitchell is also the co-owner and co-founder of White Star Records, an independent record label which focuses on prog rock artists. Mitchell released his EP, ‘The Nostalgia Factory’, on White Star Records in 2016.