Mitchell Coby Michael "Mitch" Grassi (born July 24, 1992) is an American singer-songwriter and Youtuber. He is one of the lead singers of the A Capella vocal band Pentatonix. The Youtube channel for Pentatonix (PTXofficial) has over 12 million subscribers and 2 billion views, and it continues to rise. He also has a Youtube channel together with Scott Hoying called SUPERFRUIT, which has surpassed 2 million subscribers, and continues to grow.
Grassi, along with the rest of the members of Pentatonix and their producer Ben Bram, are 3 time Grammy winners as of February 12th, 2017 for their "Daft Punk" medley and cover of "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" under "Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Capella", and have just won third Grammy for their cover of "Jolene" featuring Dolly Parton under the "Best Country Duo/Group Performance" category. Pentatonix also made a cameo in the 2015 movie "Pitch Perfect 2."
Tattoos and Appearance
Mitch is 5ft. 10in. (177.8 cm), and is slender. He has tan skin with dark brown hair, and dark brown eyes. Mitch has various tattoos:
Chest - deadmau5 logo, collarbone written on his collarbone
Left arm - a cicada, "girls are from venus" quote, Aphex Twin logo, a crystal, "Bad Girl" above cicada, banner/ribbon , and PTX Europe Tour 2016
Right arm - Spongebob Squarepants, Squidward Tentacles, Sandy Cheeks, Gary The Snail, Mr. Krabs, Mermaid Man, Barnacle Boy, Patrick Star, Plankton and Jiji Cat (Kiki's Delivery Service)
Others - susuwatari (sootball) on side of right hand, skull on middle finger on left hand, safety pin on left outter wrist (beneath crystals), three bats on his left hand, an eye on back of neck, "!!" on middle finger on right hand
Grassi was born in Arlington, TX. He met Scott Hoying at the age of 10 at the school play of "Charlie And The Chocolate Factory". He attended Martin High School with Scott Hoying and Kirstin Maldonado, who he also met at age 10. In high school, Grassi, Hoying, and Maldonaldo started their own vocal group called "The Trio". Grassi, who is a veteran of many vocal and talent competitions, took first place at the Teen Talent Follies for his rendition of Scott Alan’s “Kiss the Air.” He was a high school senior during the taping of the Sing-Off and missed graduation day due to the audition times. He did not end up going to college, but if he did, he would have gone to the same college as Scott, University Of Southern California.
He is openly gay and uses both he/him and she/her pronouns.
Mitch Grassi's voice spans 6 octaves and 1 tone, from A1 to B7. Dubbed by Shawn Stockman from Boyz 2 Men as "the prettiest voice I've ever heard in my life,". He is a tenor.
Grassi's music tastes skew highly towards underground club and electronic music. He is also honing his skills in music production and DJ-ing, and has described himself as a "total music nerd."
Superfruit [Youtube Channel]
In August 2013, Grassi and Hoying formed a vlogging channel called "SUPERFRUIT", where they release videos every Tuesday. The channel surpassed 1 million subscribers during the week of Christmas 2014, and continues to grow. They have collaborated with many famous personalities such as Tyler Oakley, Grace Helbig, Tori Kelly, Miranda Sings, Todrick Hall, Mamrie Hart, Maisie Williams, and Victoria Justice.
To date, three of their many musical covers on the channel ("Evolution of Miley Cyrus", "Frozen Medley feat. Kirstie Maldonado", and "Beyonce") have garned more than 15, 14 and 14 million views respectively.
On Wednesday, 12th October, 2016, Scott and Mitch teased an original song, "Bad 4 Us" which was released on the 18th of that month. As of Jan 10, 2017 "Bad 4 Us" has 1.4 million views on YouTube.
On Tuesday, 15th November, 2016, Scott and Mitch released another original song, "Sweet Life" with no teasers, hints or warnings whatsoever. As of January 10, 2017, "Sweet Life" has 400,000+ views on YouTube.