would drag his older sisters record player from her closet and sit listening to her records throughout most days, he was exposed to what is now classic rock by such bands as: The Beach Boys, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Three Dog Night, Sly and the Family Stone, The Rolling Stones, CCR, and many others. Eventually, this lead to him taking up the guitar in his young teens. At 15 P.K. joined his first band, a band that consisted of members that were 10 to 15 years his senior, He honed his skills with this band playing many of the hit rock songs of the day (Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, UFO, and others). During his senior year of highschool P.K. formed a band with fellow guitarist and best friend Don Webster (Neon Cross), they called their first band incarnation "Quality Trash" a pseudo rock/punk outfit doing covers and original material, with the advent of both PK and his friend Don becoming born again Christians in 1981, quality trash eventually morphed in 1982 into what is now the Neon Cross band.
P.K. wrote, recorded, and performed with Neon Cross through much of the 1980's, releasing their debut 4 song EP "Frontline Life" in 1984, and later their Self titled debut album "Neon Cross" for Regency Records in 1987. P.K. eventually left Neon Cross in 1988 to persue other musical ventures, he played with several various groups during this time, including a thrash band called "Impaler". In late 1988 he sat down and began writing 15 songs that were reworkings of old traditional church hymns and began to work towards getting them released. he signed with Patriot records (and eventually Rugged records) in 1991 and began recording what would become the "All Hail The Power" album, during this time he also wrote and recorded several new reworkings of hymns and added them into the session, though there were many delays over the next few years, All Hail The Power was eventually released in 1994 and a music video was promptly shot for the song "Amazing Grace". P.K.
played the superfest festival in calif with singer Robyn Kyle Basauri (of Joshua/Red Sea), drummer Glen Mancaruso (of Vengeance/Die Happy) and bassist Jim Laverde (of Barren Cross) in 1994 before heading back into the studio to record more material, at this time he began producing albums and videos for other artists on the label as well, including Bride, Barren Cross, Neon Cross, Red Sea, Nailed, and others. P.K. would write and release a new song "Do You Believe" for the compilation album "Premium Cuts" in late 1994, he also recorded one more record for Rugged Records "Write It on Your Heart" in 1995 before leaving the label in 1996. Over the Years P.K. has had articles and reviews published in various music magazines about his music thoughout the world, but in 2003 P.K.
began getting published in an entirely new field the world over. Aviation and gaming magazines around the world had picked up on a commercially released World War One flight simulation project he did called "Full Canvas Jacket", for the Sierra/Dynamix game "Red Baron 3D". Full Canvas Jacket was given dozens of postive reviews around the world and eventually was voted runner up for "2004 Flight Simulation of the Year" in Computer Gaming World Magazine's 2004 awards (Losing out to only Microsofts "Flight Sim 2004"). His release is still regarded as the premier WW1 aviation enhancement within WW1 flight simulation circles to this day. As for P.K. Mitchell today, he is still out there writing, recording and playing music, and creating music that God Himself gave him his passion to do.
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