Romance and Melodrama
HUTCH is a singer/songwriter based in Derry. He has been playing and recording his own songs since 2009, in pubs, clubs, cafés radio studios, theatres, festivals, and various dark corners round the country.
His style has been compared to the likes of Glen Hansard, Nick Drake and Elliott Smith.
His first single, "You'll Never Change" is set for release in March 2020, with his debut album "Romance&Melodrama" due in May 2020 via Ragged Company Recordings, a label based in Carlow.
His music is available where music is streamed
HUTCH's thoughts on the recording process of the album: "The recording process for "Romance & Melodrama" was a steep learning curve for me. Myself and Shayne Byrne (producer/collaborator) worked using a great programme called Splice, which works via Ableton. We shared files back & forth, from my home studio in Derry, and Shayne's studio in Carlow respectively. Early in the process we decided to work under the principle of treating each song as a single, working to get the best out of each song until we were both satisfied that we had done everything we could to get all we could out of them, in terms of performance, arrangement and production. I knew that the songs were strong and I believe in each of them totally. I can only hope that the listener gets something out of them, and can connect with them, both individually, and as a complete piece."