GENE MITCHELL - GOING ON VACATION AND NEVER COMING BACK - Tropical islands, tropical beaches, tropical drinks, sailing, island adventure and romance! Get all this and more through the music and lyrics of Gene Mitchell. Let yourself be mentally taken away through thought provoking lyrics and sing-a-long melodies! Escape now! Gene Mitchell was born and raised in a harbor town on the coast of Georgia where he began writing and performing music. He served our country in the United States Navy for 21 years and was decorated with the Meritorious Service Medal from the President of the United States among other Medals from the Secretary of the Navy. He continued his songwriting and performing while in the Navy, and earned two college degrees with honors. During his 21 years in the Navy wrote and produced over 100 songs about sailing and adventures in more than 30 countries he visited. Though his music still maintains that southern style, his years in Hawaii, the South Pacific and the Caribbean strongly influence his jazzy island styles. PRESENT Gene has continued to write since becoming a full time musician and has released ten high quality CDs and his albums feature such artists as John Raymond (guitarist for Kenny G), Amy Lee (saxophonist for Jimmy Buffett) and Troy King (current writer of the music for Temptation Island on Fox) and Rick Cathaway (bassist for the Osmonds). Two of Gene's CDs feature artwork by world famous Florida artist Paul Brent. Gene's children's book 'Welcome To Florida' with sing-a-long CD is sold throughout Florida. Gene's songs can be found on several compilation CDs, 'Songs For Sailors, Volume One' published by the national boating magazine 'Lattitudes and Attitudes (The Cruising Lifestyle)', 'Sailing' published by Migration Music, and 'Thongs In The Key Of Life, Volume 2' published by Lulu Records, to name a few. Go to Google.com and search 'Gene Mitchell' to find out where Gene has been and is going.