Jenny Omnichord is the solo side-project of 22 year-old Jenny Mitchell, vocalist, song-writer and multi-instrumentalist for Guelph, Ontario’s noted young indie band The Barmitzvah Brothers. “Cities Of Gifts And Ghosts” is her sparkling debut album featuring a stellar cast of support musicians and producers, and is a passionate plea of the merits of the omnichord. In fact, it was the purchase of an omnichord in Jenny’s father’s thrift store 8 years ago that set her along this path, its carnivalesque, slightly Hebraic sounds leading two young gentile girls to pick the somewhat ironic “Barmitzvah Brothers” as the name for their band.
Well, now, it is time for the omnichord to take its rightful position among the upper echelons of musical instruments, and Jenny shall be the liberator who shall set it free, the vessel through whom this most intricate of the keys shall finally achieve the appreciation and respect that it so richly deserves. Or not. Come what may, Jenny will still continue to love and play it, will try to learn even more of its many and hidden secrets, and will keep trying to bring its joyful wonders to the world, whether we are ready or not. So be prepared to smile, to be amazed and to be bewildered. The omnichord is coming, and we will all be the better for it.
Jenny is also working on a Cross Canada Haircut Book, ask her about when you see her, better yet ask her for a haircut!
Possible Influences: Wax Mannequin, Danielson Famile, Bruce Springsteen
Jenny Omnichord is
Jenny Mitchell (omnichord, vocals)
Additional Omnichord Players:
Lederhosen Lucil, David and Lucas Celia, Jon Rae Fletcher and Owen Pallet
Song Producers Are:
Don Kerr, Andy Magoffin, Evan Gordon, Moe Little John Sullivan, Jim Guthrie. Bouncing Bobby Wiseman, Dave Clark, Steve Pitkin, Mike Olsen, Scott Merritt, Almog Ben David, and a remix by Eccodek.