This week I head up to Brisbane for a one off solo show at the Dowse
Bar in Paddington on Thursday evening. I’ll be playing selections from
my illustrious back catalogue so come on down. I’m heading up as
guests of We All Want To as they are playing a special show the
following night with a different singer guesting for every song. I
will be one of those, details for that go here -
THUR APRIL 18TH @ DOWSE BAR ( Corner of Caxton St & Dowse St Paddington )
Jamie Hutchings (solo) 9:00-9:45pm
Kate Jacobson (Texas Tea) 8:00-8:45pm
tickets $12 pre/ $15 @ the door
Also Mark Moldre’s new album ‘An Ear To The Earth’ is now out. It was
produced by myself and recorded by Chris Colquhoun at the same place
we did Avalon Cassettes. Very similar cast.
You can grab a copy at the links below:
It’s a great record.
For more info go to markmoldre.com
Here’s a bit of an update. We’ve added a photo album of the recent
recording sessions out in Mount Rankin you can check that out below. At
the moment life has been getting in the way of starting the mixes so
it’ll take a while but not y’know…not My Bloody Valentine long or
There’s a Goldfish Memories show going on this Friday at the Green
Room in Enmore. It’s our first for the year and so far the only one we
have on the calender and it’s free. A really great intimate venue so
make sure you get there early for a good spot. All going well we may
throw the odd old noisy classic in there as well.
Fri April 5 @ The Green Room Lounge – 156 Enmore Rd
Jamie Hutchings And The Goldfish Memories
+ The Exiles
I’m also heading up north to do a rare solo in Bris Vegas. This is the
first solo show for me in Brisbane for years so I’ll do my best to a
play a broad cross section of my gear. It’s at Dowse Bar in Paddington
with special guest Kate Jacobson of the well travelled Brisbane duo
Texas Tea. I’m being brought up by We All Want To who have asked me to
guest on a track the following night. They’re getting a whole swag of
different singers to perform their material as a special show on Fri
April 19 at The Judith Wright Centre.
Thur April 18th @ Dowse Bar – Cnr Caxton st and Dowse st
Jamie Hutchings (solo)
+ Kate Jacobson (Texas Tea)
$12 pre-sale / $15 door
Gentle Men and Gentle Women,
Some time has passed since I last cornered you with one of my one-way monologues. I would greatly appreciate you allowing me to get a few matters off my chest. It gets so cold and lonely on the interweb.
JAMIE HUTCHINGS AND THE GOLDFISH MEMORIES – SHOWS
THUR NOV 29TH – THE TERRACE BAR
529 Hunter Street
+ Hope Springs (QLD) + Indian Gun
FRI NOV 30TH – THE SQUARE
Hay Street (Off Gerorge Street)
Haymarket (under escalators opposite Harrys Cafe de Wheels)
+ Bearhug + Hope Springs
These two shows will feature Jared on drums, Reuben on bass and Scott on second percussion/guitar and me. We are recording a new album in a shearing shed in Bathurst in January and these two shows are the last two we’re doing before heading out there to melt. The volume will be up. It’d be nice if you could come.
SAT DEC 1ST – LAUGHING OUTLAW END OF YEAR PARTY
Loads of L.O. artists at Notes in Newtown. Solo set by Jamie around 10pm or so.
FRANCE AND CHINA TOUR ROUNDUP
Not too long ago we went to France for a week of shows. The lineup was Reuben, Sophie, Scott and myself. There’s some decent quality footage of Reubs, Scott and me doing two new tunes at the Binic Folk Blues festival. The two songs are – “Only the Desert Grows” and “Monsoon.” They’re a little loose in parts, but are a reasonable indication of where the new album will be headed. Watch HERE
Then Scott and I did a week long tour of China. Here’s some footage of us playing in a Hutong for a Chinese music website.
MESS AND NOISE TOUR DIARY
Here’s an account of Scott and I touring China in Mess and Noise
BUY SOME CD’S
What am I gonna do with them?
Buy any two of my solo albums and I’ll give you something free. A mintie or a stamp or a c.d or something. I don’t know yet.
Some of their albums are pretty good.
My brother Scott and I are getting ready to jump on the plane to meet our bass player, Reuben, and my pianist sister, Sophie, for our run of shows as “Jamie Hutchings And The Goldfish Memories” in France (August 1-5) followed by Scott and I doing a duo tour on our maiden voyage to China. (August 8-12).
Also, my website is back in the land of the living. It was hacked by a bunch of fun lovers from the other side of our fine planet, but anyway – it’s back – and for the first time you can now read all my European Tour Diaries chronologically on the one page.
If you’re over in France or China the dates and details are listed on our Upcoming Gigs page.
PS The photos in this post were taken by a brilliant photographer by the name of Jim Rolon
Jamie Hutchings and the Goldfish Memories play the Sandringham Hotel next Thursday, July 5th. It’s our last show before we head to France and China and one of the rare local shows we’re playing this year.
My sister, Sophie Hutchings will be joining Reuben, Scott and me onstage on a few choice tunes at this show and in France as well. Look for her beautiful new album ‘Night Sky‘ coming out in August
Tune in to Fbi 94.5 at 4pm Thursday the afternoon of the Sydney show when I will be interviewed and will play an acoustic song or two.
Look at our calendar for dates in France and China. It’s gonna be grouse.
There will be a fair bit of stuff at the Sando show at the merch stand, Bluebottle and solo if you want to do the Bandcamp thing face to face.
387 King Street Newtown, NSW 2042
TICKETS $12 Advance
Get Tickets HERE
Jamie Hutchings and The Goldfish Memories (as we’ve decided to be called for the moment) have been busy in a Marrickville warehouse trying to work out my tricky new songs. We are heading to France and China in August for a little while and so we thought we’d make a brief and rare (for this year) return to local stages.
Here’s a more official version of what I just said, plus specifics on the shows so far. France and China show info will land on my desk any minute now.
AND THE GOLDFISH MEMORIES
LAST SHOWS BEFORE O.S. and BLUEBOTTLE KISS RE-RELEASES
Ahead of a return tour to France where they will share the stage with the likes of Ty Seagull , Kid Congo Powers and more plus a maiden voyage to China, Bluebottle Kiss frontman Jamie Hutchings and his recently christened backing band ‘The Goldfish Memories‘ (featuring bassist Reuben Wills and drummer Scott Hutchings) will make a rare live appearance over a small run of shows through Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.
Running through past, present and future material including his recently critically acclaimed album Avalon Cassettes, as well as giving a hefty nod towards more noise rock influenced material both from his Bluebottle Kiss days and a forthcoming to be recorded album, this will be one of the rare chances to catch Jamie locally this year.
Whilst serving as a farewell before their trip these shows will also celebrate the digital re-release of Hutchings’ entire back catalogue both with Bluebottle Kiss and as a soloist on Bandcamp and iTunes with many titles available for the first time in over a decade. More information on this can be found on Facebook
Thurs. June 21st
The Phoenix (Canberra)
+ Waterford (free entry)
Fri. June 22nd
The Empress (Melbourne)
+ Matt Bailey | TK Bollinger
Thur. July 5th Radiant Presents
The Sandringham Hotel (Sydney)
+ special guests
As many of you may be aware Bluebottle Kiss, the band I led for a couple of lifetimes, has a sprawling often hard to find back catalogue. With some generous help from my good friend Mark I am happy to announce you can pretty much get every one of our releases online now in some format,except our first album which is still being worked on.
The majority of it is now available at Bandcamp. The remaining CDs available on this site we have priced super cheap too, so get the real thing while it exists. Everything is available as a digital download too of course.
Our early releases on the Murmur label which have been long out of print (with the exception of ‘Higher Up The Firetrails’ which is still not up in any format) are now available on iTunes.
Whilst searching through the Non Zero records office for stock I also found another box of ‘The Golden Coach’, my first solo album, which I thought was gone. This is now available on compact disc for just $15 here.
We are in the throes of organising my fourth O.S trip to France and hopefully some other territories in August and working on new material as well.
We are planning on a couple of live shows before we head over. These will be our only shows at these stage locally so watch this space.
Thank you for your kind attention to this matter.
Greetings. If you’ve nosed around this website previously you may have noticed the flurry of activity has been around on par with that of a slumbering mammoth. This is due in part to myself having the technical nous of a lizard. However the mammoth is starting to stir. Some of my good colleagues have flexed their geek muscles a little (thank you Mark, Chris and Andrew) and this site is now nearly fully operational.
In terms of news I have begun rehearsals for my next opus alongside the red hot Reuben Wills on bass and drum shredder Jared Harrison. We will expand the line up a little on the record but the core will be us three. I have around two cd’s worth of demo’s which we are slowly but surely ploughing through. Some of you may be cheered by the news that I am rediscovering the joys of torturing my Fender Jazzmaster and these new tunes reflect that, still… ’tis early days.
I’m also donning my producer hat again for the next album by my very talented friend Mark Moldre. Mark is keen on me applying some sandpaper to his tunes so we’ll be getting cracking on that soon. I will report back when there is any further news. Regards J.H