Sammy Mitchell is the first signing to the Jackie Boyz/Razor & Tie Music Publishing joint venture initiative.
Sammy’s musical influences growing up were a diverse mixture of The Beatles, Third Eye Blind, Rage Against The Machine, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Matt Goldman and the work of Dr. Luke.
His earliest experiences right out of school touring with his band “The City Lives” lead to a record deal with All American Rejects’ label “Edmond Records”. Relocating to Nashville after the group disbanded lead Sammy to Belmont University’s Music Business course and the notion of possibly pursuing a more formal legal qualification at law school.
However his deep love of writing and recording music lead him back to the studio environment and a meeting with Steven Battey from the Grammy winning songwriting duo Jackie Boyz.
Carlos and Steven Battey have scored hits and song placements with artists including Madonna, Flo Rida, Justin Bieber, Boyz II Men, Sean Kingston and David Guetta.
Steven and subsequently Carlos became big fans and supporters of Sammy’s work and Steven’s own relocation to Nashville cemented the Jackie Boyz/Sammy Mitchel Songwriting and Production partnership.
The experience, talent and very broad influences pervading these writers as a unit make them uniquely placed to pursue their love of the rich fusion of sounds and approaches suggested by hip hop and EDM through to country and pop.
The work created under this partnership is already grabbing listeners as fresh, creative, artistic, commercial and very contemporary.