Brandon Mitchell and S.W.A.P. drops sophomore album produced by AyRon Lewis

March 8, 2018 in Entertainment, Religion

The Mississippi Link Newswire

Brandon Mitchell (middle) and S.W.A.P.

Brandon Mitchell (middle) and S.W.A.P.

Brandon Mitchell and Singers with a Purpose (S.W.A.P.) are set to drop their sophomore album with a live concert May 18, 2018 at Jackson Revival Center located at 4655 Terry Rd., Jackson, Mississippi at 7p.m.

The anticipated album was produced by the extraordinarily talented AyRon Lewis, who is a Stellar Award nominated, musician, producer and composer.

The album release concert will feature special guests, some who are featured on the album, including, Todd Galberth, Lena Byrd-Miles, C. Ashley Brown Lawrence, Michelle Prather and Lisa Knowles-Smith of the Brown Singers. Tickets are available at

The group was established at Alcorn State University twelve years ago. Over the years, they established a name for themselves performing at events from churches to festivals around the country. They were the Ultimate Gospel Music Showcase winners in 2013, and Mitchell appeared on Larry Robinson’s Show, Live on the Spot. Most recently they were the opening act for David and Tamela Mann at Thalia Mara
Hall in Downtown Jackson.

The album is just as it is entitled, Amazing! It embodies the impeccable craftsmanship of musicians, producers and engineers found in Nashville, the “Music City,” but brings it home to have that signature soul-stirring “Jackson, Mississippi” sound. Simple and complex
lines accompanied by the horns of the infamous Lloyd Barry, with crisp amazing background vocals, highlights vocalist Mitchell on an outstanding album.

Mitchell built this group and his ministry on the strong foundational leadership of his father, a minister in the A.M.E. church and his mother, a Godfearing woman dedicated to service. He identifies with the privilege, as well as the blessings, he’s had with two loving parents and doesn’t take it for granted. He and wife Trinity continue to build on this foundation and use this platform to help the underserved.

Mitchell and S.W.A.P. would love your support for this project by attending the event and buying their album found on all digital outlets. They also need your help with a service project associated with this album release. Backpacks and emergency items will be collected to
donate to Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services.

Most children removed from their homes and placed in child protective services are typically forced to place theirfew belongings into a trash bag.

This project will provide them with a bag filled with emergency items they can call their own, which is a small measure of love to give these children a sense of normalcy in a very traumatic experience.

About Brandon Mitchell

Gospel singer, songwriter, musician, Brandon Mitchell is a native of Benton, Miss. One of six children, he grew up in church. His father, an A.M.E. church pastor, co-founded The Benton Jubilees quartet, who have been singing for over 30 years. So ministry was always a part of his upbringing.

Mitchell went from church to church with his father’s ministry singing and playing piano.

He began to further his musical ability at Yazoo City High School under the direction of Rev. Steve Dennis, the school choral director. Mitchell sang tenor in the varsity choir all four years of high school and first tenor in the boy’s quartet for three years. While in high school, he started the Yazoo City High School Gospel Chorale.

This group allowed him to use his gift of music to minister to youth throughout the school and give other young people who weren’t involved with church or other extracurricular activities an outlet. His musical abilities earned him scholarship offers to colleges all over the country, but he chose Alcorn State University.

At Alcorn State University, Mitchell majored in music performance and toured the country with the Alcorn State University Concert Choir singing at venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Church on The Hill in
New York.

Mitchell was also a featured vocalist at the Natchez Music Festival where he sang at their annual “Songs of the South” event, during their production of “Treemonisha” the opera, and multiple masses.

At Alcorn, Mitchell founded Singers with a Purpose (S.W.A.P.), a group of college friends on the campus. Since their conception, they have ministered throughout the country spreading the good news of Jesus Christ.

They self-financed and recorded their debut album “I Feel A Move” in April of 2008. This album was released in July of 2010. The group’s sophomore project is produced by AyRon Lewis. Mitchell is vocal producer with J.S. Productions and currently serves as director of music at College Hill Baptist Church in Jackson Miss.