Mitch Treger is an exceptional songwriter, performer and instrumentalist who creates a vast range of hip, well-crafted songs, ranging from 1970s to 1990s grooves, to alternative, Americana, Folk, Classic Rock and Jazz. Treger's eclectic music varies from uplifting and positive, to sad, curious or dramatic. A veteran composer/writer, recording artist and performer, Treger and band, The Emptys, have sold thousands upon thousands of records. One of Treger's songs is featured alongside a Lyle Lovett song in the motion picture soundtrack of "Nice Guys Sleep Alone."
Treger's wide appeal and commercial accessibilty are proven. His songs have been featured on the renowned AWARE II Compilation released by Aware Records and in various TV and Film media, including the soundtrack for Curb Distrubition/Lunacy Productions Film, "Nice Guys Sleep Alone" where one of Treger's songs is featured alongside one of Lyle Lovett's songs.
Treger's band, the Emptys, features multi-instrumentalist Doug Derryberry, guitarist for Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers who has also worked with artists such as John Mayer, Vertical Horizon, the Dave Matthews Band, Ben Folds, O.A.R., Edwin McCain, The Disco Biscuits, Mandy Moore, and others.
Several tracks featured here from The Emptys' album "Loveversesnothing" were engineered, tracked, mixed and/or co-produced by Doug Derryberry and/or Jon Altschiller. Notably, Altschiller has worked with acts such as Phish, Warren Haynes, Simon & Garfunkel, and engineered and/or mixed many commercials, and music for film and video games like Shrek II, Fantastic Four, Pepsi, Kohl's, Grand Theft Auto, and Midnight Club.
A beautifully open and airy acoustic-guitar-centered song, textured with mandolin, tenor sax, brushed snare/high hat and soothing vocals. Bittersweet, reflective, insightful lyrics about loss and impossibility. This is a versatile mood maker and will work well as either centerpiece and/or backdroep, Male Vocals, Folk, Folk Singer-Songwriter
Edgy, twangy and melodic, guitar-driven, country-brushed love song with classic rock sound and feel. Warm vocals and excellent intrumentals highlight the timeless and prolific lyrical refrain -- "sweet melody...let me be your harmony...I can't chain you to a song." Ideal TV or Film track. Male Vocals, Rock, Melodic Rock
Funky and melodic, folky, jazzy, hip-hoppy, bouncy and bright pop/rock song with a warm, danceable groove, catchy guitar/sax hooks, cool vocals and clever lyrics. Positive vibe - all the way around. Features edgy, yet refined, harmonically intelligent saxophone solo. Male Vocals, Rock, Pop Rock
Edgy, twangy, jangly, rocking, upbeat, guitar-driven, alternative college rock song. Ideal for any romantic break-up, scorned ex-lover, late nite and/or bar themed media placement. Sharp music, sharp lyrics, sharp hook, sharp song! Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
A loungy, pensive song featuring stellar saxophone and guitar, warm vocals and folk blues jazz feel. Perfectly captures mellow, late night ambience. Dreamy inspiring male vocals, mellow, chillout. Male Vocals, Jazz, Neo-Lounge Vocals
This indie, country rock ballad features twangy electric guitar, fresh lead vocals, vocal harmony, a musical and lyrical refrain that hooks aplenty. TV or film about long-distance love relationships. Can't make love over the phone! Youthful drama, romantic comedy, nostalgic, hopeful for better days, Male Vocals, Country, Country Rock
A powerful groove rock nugget featuring high-energy vocal and instrumental parts. Slammin' sax and guitar, tight rhythym section and rock-solid vox. Melodic classic rock, college rock, funk rock, alternative, AAA, groove rock, hip hop rock and pop. Youth drama, romantic comedy, wild, swinging, fun. Male Vocals, Rock, Roots Rock
Shimmering and sleek, opens with a spotlight intro that quickly unfolds outward from warm vocal and folk-jazz electric guitar; perfect for new love in Vegas, gambling, loss, romance, cards, engagement, elvis and lounge. Mood-setting shuffling feel, masterful saxophone. Male Vocals, Rock, Pop Rock
Alternative pop rock jazz-infused groove with great sax and electric guitar work featured in solo sections. Solid, steady, fun groove, bouncy dance track, club or lounge. Clever lyrics, strong lead and backup vocals. Classic 1970s, 1980s, 1990s rock a la from Steely Dan or Huey Lewis. Male Vocals, Rock, Pop Rock
Jazz-inspired piece with big, melodic horn introduction. Broadway-esque, show-tune-like, grandiose quality with a groovin' rhythym section. Smooth vocals highlight this romantic feeling lyric which muses on a profound love for the openess of nature. Male Vocals, RnB, Beach
A latin, jazz-infused, uptempo, high energy, indie pop song highlighting jangly colorful guitars, hop-worthy percussion, melodic vocals, a catchy refrain and fun, playful lyrics. Perfect for high energy, fun, silly, bouncy, beachy, mediterranean, romantic, upbeat, groovy settings to name a few. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Jangle Pop
This wide-reaching, catchy, bouncy and upbeat, hip-hop-altpop-blues-rock gem has been featured on the AWARE II Compilation from Aware Records & would make a perfect TV or motion picture soundtrack for comedy, romantic comedy like Harry Meets Sally. Thirtysomething, youthful drinking & partying. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Rock