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March 10, 2024


Not a few of you were in attendance at Bluebottle Kiss’ reconvening in Oct ’22. The Sydney show at CrowBar was at the tail end of a tour which marked the first time that Bluebottle Kiss had played together in 15 years, and the first time that the Revenge is Slow era line-up of Richard Coneliano, Ben Fletcher, Ben Grounds and Jamie Hutchings had played for 20 years. The night was a sizzler in more ways than one. 

The good news is that it was captured in hi-fidelity audio as well as visual formats, the better news is that the excellent Love As Fiction records are releasing it on limited edition double gatefold vinyl with a streaming code included to watch the film. 

This would not have come about without the expertise and passion of one Ben DeHoedt who has both mixed and edited the whole shebang, we’ve been involved along the way, and I for one can vouch that the quality is A1!

Work is being done to arrange it to have a limited showing in cinemas in both Melbourne and Sydney, but for the moment you can pre-order the album via Love as Fiction records HERE

You can also watch an interview with that Ben DeHoedt conducted with Groundsey and Jamie regarding all of this.

The album is entitled – Never Leave Town – Live in Sydney. 


I have been invited to play at the Binic Folk Blues Festival solo in France in late July, I’ll also be doing shows throughout Italy during this time. Before I go though, I have two solo shows at two very intimate venues in Sydney as a rare trip to the Blue Mountains. 

Thur Apr 11th 8pm at The Midnight Special w/ special guest Peter Fenton Tickets HERE

Sun Apr 14th 6pm at Side B Vinyl Bar Blackheath – two sets – tickets HERE

My newish album A New is still available in all formats on my Bandcamp. However despite procuring the last copies from my distributor’s warehouse, there are literally five copies left on vinyl and CD. So if you’d like to buy one of these go to HERE

Take care




October 2, 2023


Welcome to October. If you’re in Sydney then (like me) you are melting. Here are some bits and pieces of substantial JH music related news.


A New comes out officially on Oct 13th, and will be available on LP/CD/digital. At the moment, the first single Roustabout is doing the rounds. Of the single, Backseat Mafia kindly wrote ‘There is a Jimmy Webb grandeur as expressed through Glen Campbell in the instrumentation and delivery, Hutchings’s vocal less acerbic and barbed-wire than in his other bands but nonetheless just as soaked in aged barrels of whiskey and regret…there is certainly a majestic sixties timbre to the track with its big pounding drums and dramatic delivery, all beehive hairdos and kohl eyeliner’. You can read the whole review here.

Roustabout is a good introduction to the album, so if you’re drawn in, I believe you’ll enjoy the whole shebang. It’s a unique record in that it’s mostly me on everything with Tim Kevin engineering myself on mixing, and Mikey Young on mastering. I was able to recruit some talented guests such as Clare Moore on vibraphone, my father Lee Hutchings and Danny Carmichael on horns, Jeanne Poisson and Leanne Clarey on BVs and Tim Kevin on piano. They definitely added some rich fairy dust to proceedings. 

Head to my Bandcamp on Oct 13th to get a copy, or you can get it at selected record stores. A word of warning, I don’t have a great deal left, particularly on vinyl due to the crowd funding campaign, so bear that in mind. 

Full tour dates for the album will be revealed later in the year and will be taking place over late January – early February. However, I am launching it in Perth at the end of this month. I’ll play a large cross section of material and it’s a very cozy venue so make sure you grab a ticket. 

Oct 28th – PERTH – Jamie Hutchings w/ special guest Catherine Traicos at Vinyl Cafe. Tickets HERE


IB have been getting together sporadically with new recruit Tyrone Stevens on percussion and drums. We’re looking forward to debuting this lineup at the show below. It’s an excellent bill with two of our favourite Sydney bands. We’ll play a couple of newbies as well. 

Sun Oct 15th at Petersham Bowling Club – Infinity Broke + The Holy + Restless Leg

Tickets here


Mark Moldre’s full band, which includes Scott, Reuben and myself from Infinity Broke have a show on November 10th. Getting this band together is even harder than Infinity Broke, so if you like Mark’s stuff, and you should, the details are below. 

Sat Nov 11th at Moshpit, Newtown – Looch Lewis and the Press Gangsters + Mark Moldre + Peta & Jill 

Tickets here

All links to my stuff can be found here




June 8, 2023

I’ve just received these from Finland courtesy of Royal Mint Records. 50 lathe cut 8″ vinyl records. My two tracks are previously unreleased, and I’m chuffed at how they’ve come out, the records also include a lovely inner sleeve. Darren DC Cross’ two tracks Cootamundra and Brumby are well worth your ears as well. These will go quickly, I only have 23 to sell so if you’d like one head to my Bandcamp on Monday 9am Australian time where I will set them free. 

Further to this, if you’d like to pick up one of the remaining copies of Making Water with the 8″, pay an extra $44 and mention it in the notes, save a bit of dosh on postage. 

To celebrate we will be doing four shows together, we’d love to see you there.

Thur Jun 29th – Smith’s Alternative CANBERRA TICKETS

Fri Jun 30th – Studio 178 PETERSHAM EVENT (This is an unlisted event, an email to RSVP to confirm your attendance will be available two weeks prior via the event or Studio 178’s Instagram site. Feel free to message me then if you’re having trouble. 

Sat Jul 1st – The Press Book House NEWCASTLE TICKETS

Sun Jul 2nd – Halfback Books – DEE WHY EVENT (This is by donation entry)


I’ll also be playing guitar slinger for Mark Moldre’s upcoming record launches. Mark’s new album Nambucca Fables is a beauty, you can buy it here

Sat Jun 24th – The Golden Barley Hotel NEWTOWN w/ Restless Leg Free Entry FACEBOOK EVENT

Sun Jul 9th   – Link and Pin WOY WOY w/The Finalists FACEBOOK EVENT



New Album : MAKING WATER + Solo Sydney Show

January 20, 2023

Hello all

I hope you are safe and well and that 2023 has been reasonable to you thus far. 


I’ve been working on a couple of recording projects over the past year or so, the first of which will be released soonish. It’s a solo album entitled Making Water. 

Here’s a little bit about it – Making Water is my fifth solo album. However it has little in common with my previous releases. You could describe these as ten ‘happenings’ as opposed to ten songs. I’ve written so many songs now, that I’ve long wanted to create an album of compositions that take an alternate path, one that is far away from the construction of traditional song writing. So I began recording improvised moments. For the first lot I mostly used my acoustic guitar; detuning and extracting what I could from it, often brutally, occasionally melodically, and mostly with little interest in pitch or timing, though it still felt intuitively musical in some way. From there I worked on starting some of the compositions from percussive instruments or non-musical instruments. I wanted to lower myself down the well with a tiny match to see what I could see. Then from whatever I created, I would hear other things and add them. A bit like a blind folded painter. When I told another musician that I had no idea what I was doing, and that sometimes I couldn’t work out if it was working or not, they replied ‘then you’re onto something special’. So I kept going.

I’ve been very grateful to have a solid bunch of believers out there who continue to support my work; in whatever form it takes. This album is for the adventurous, given that it strays radically from traditional song form. If you’ve enjoyed, or at least been intrigued by some of the more twisted corners in my back catalogue, then this is for you. 

Given the above, I am only doing a limited vinyl pressing of 100 copies, all of them signed and numbered, and available exclusively on my Bandcamp. Whilst the album comes out officially on March 3rd, can I encourage you to pre-order it on February 3rd. When you do so you will receive the track Secret Girl’s World  digitally. Secret Girl’s World will also be available as a stand alone digital track on my Bandcamp, under a pay what you like type ‘arrangement’. 

You can also pre-save Secret Girl’s World to your streaming service HERE

The vinyl pre-order will be available as a stand alone LP or as a special double LP deal, Making Water plus my previous album Bedsit, with postage only being charged for one LP. An accompanying download code will be sent to you on the release of the album.

You can pre-order Making Water on vinyl in a single package or as the double package mentioned above from Feb 3rd via Bandcamp HERE


I will be performing solo for the first time since 2020 on Feb 16th. If you’re Sydney, please come along, if there’s something you want to hear, give me plenty of notice! I’ll be playing songs from across all eras.

Thur Feb 16th at Django Bar – Doors 7pm Show 8pm
Buy tickets HERE
Facebook Event

Photo credits: Jared Harrison




July 16, 2022


We’re very pleased to be getting out for a couple of rare live shows. For these shows we will be reuniting with our original drummer Jared Harrison who will be joining us on percussion and drums.

Sydney Sat Aug 6th @ The Vic On The Park w/ Marilyn Maria Facebook Event 

Brisbane Sat Aug 13th @ 4zzz presents Sonic Masala Fest 2022 Buy Tickets 

We are also almost sold out of the vinyl for our second album Before Before. If you’d like one before they disappear (our latest Your Dream My Jail is available as well) you can purchase them here


Picture By Jared Harrison

We recently reissued our 1999 album Patient on vinyl. We also printed the first Bluebottle Kiss t-shirt in many years, stock of both is still available here. As well as that Love As Fiction Records out of Perth have reissued the 1997 mini-LP Somnambulist Homesick Blues. You can pre-order that (arriving this month) here.

However, what may excite some of you eeeeven more is that the line-up of myself, Ben Fletcher, Richard Coneliano and Ben Grounds are reconvening for the first time in 20 years to do four shows, across four states, in October. 

Tickets go on sale online from the venues this Friday Oct 15th at 12pm in Oz. 

Supports will be announced soon, but if you want to put these in your diaries and set your alarm clocks for this Friday at 12pm here are the dates and venues.

Fri Oct 14th @ The Jade Monkey ADELAIDE

Sat Oct 15th @ The Gasometer   MELBOURNE

Fri Oct 21st @The Brightside  BRISBANE

Sat Oct 22nd @Crowbar  SYDNEY


October 13, 2021

Hi everyone

As Sydney starts easing out of lockdown, all the best of British luck to everyone. it’ll be nice to spread our wings a little again. 

As you may know the Infinity Broke tour has been postponed until February. If you haven’t got yourself a copy of Your Dream My Jail, you should, we think it’s worthy of your ears, it was a certainly quite a journey to arrive at! You can by it on Bandcamp on LP, CD or as a download. There’s a handful of Infinity Broke t-shirts left in the merch section as well. 

In the meantime, I’m very pleased to announce that I’m putting on a very special show to enter the other side of lockdown. It’s being (very imaginatively) billed as Jamie Hutchings and Friends. The ‘friends’ part includes Peter Fenton , Laura Jean, Ben Fletcher (Fletch and I will be doing some Bluebottle songs for only the second time in almost twenty years) and Scott and Reubs will join me on a few. Grab a ticket swiftly, it’s limited capacity, a one off and is less than four weeks away. Expect Infinity Broke, The Tall Grass, Bluebottle Kiss and solo material with some of the original (and a first time with Laura Jean!)players. 


Thur Nov 4th – Django Bar, Marrickville. Doors 6pm. 
Jamie Hutchings joined by – Peter Fenton, Laura Jean, Ben Fletcher, Scott Hutchings and Reuben Wills. 

Rescheduled Dates

We’re really looking forward to presenting these songs live. We did one show in Sydney and then everything came to a standstill, grab your tickets below.

Fri Feb 4th – Brisbane – The Bearded Lady w/ Tape Off + It’s Magnetic

Sat Feb 5th – Ipswich – Banshees Bar and Art Space w/Tape Off

Sun Feb 6th – Brisbane – Sonic Sherpa Records
2:30pm inshore performance

Thur Feb 10th – Canberra – Sideway w/Nick Craft + Guests

Fri Feb 11th – Melbourne – Nighthawks w/ Tom Lyngcoln 

Fri Feb 18th – Woy Woy – Link and Pin w/guests
Facebook Event

Sat Feb 19th – Marrickville – The Great Club w/ Peabody + Jessica

See you all soon




September 2, 2021

Hello everybody

Welcome to Spring, at least in Oz. Sydney weather is currently beautiful, we are also currently being totally punished by the Delta strain of Covid. Hopefully  you’re all getting by. As you probably know, the ‘rock band’ I play in, Infinity Broke has recently released its third album. The album is called Your Dream My Jail and is our first in six years. Things have been a little bit uneven due to worldwide craziness but here’s the latest news on all of that.


We finally have stock of the vinyl version of the album. Thanks very much for your patience, particularly those of you who pledged via our Pozible crowd funding campaign some time back. They are on their way to you, if you haven’t received them yet.

We had some substantial delays with the whole current pandemic situation, but it’s here now! Stampers were pressed by Pallas in Germany and the final pressings were done at Holiday Records in Auckland NZ. It was worth the wait, we think it’s a great pressing, there were only 200 made and there’s less than 50 left. We’ve also made a bundle deal available if you want both a LP and CD version, we’ve reduced the price on that one. Lastly we have a handful of t-shirts available. As I type, there are nine left. 

You can listen to the album in advance on Bandcamp and streaming services as well. You’re all clever ducks so I reckon you can google your way to those.

If you’re digging the album and bought it on Bandcamp, you can leave a review if you like. They prop up our collective self esteem and help spread the word.

To get any of the above items just click here


We’ve had to reschedule our album tour due to the lockdowns. The dates have moved to Feb ’22. All tickets remain valid and are still on sale. Here’s the dates below:


Fri Feb 4th – Brisbane – The Bearded Lady w/ Tape Off tickets
Sat Feb 5th – Ipswich – Banshees Bar and Artspace w/ Tape Off tickets
Sun Feb 6th – Brisbane – Sonic Sherpa Records – instore 2:30 pm performance

Thur Feb 10th – Canberra – Sideway w/ Nick Craft – free entry

Fri  Feb  11th – Melbourne – Nighthawks w/ Tom Lyngcoln tickets


Fri Feb   18th – Woy Woy – Link and Pin – free entry
Sat Feb  19th – Sydney – The Great Club w/ Peabody + Jessica tickets

Thanks everyone


July 4, 2021

Greetings all

We’re deep in lockdown here in Sydney, everyone gets a turn! We’re quite stoked that Infinity Broke got to sneak our first gig in ages in before the lockdown hit. Commiserations to all who have had gigs cancelled since! We shall endure. 


We have just released the second single from our forthcoming third album Your Dream My Jail. It’s called Dragon’s Breath and it’s available as a ‘pay what you want’. Download it HERE

It was recently premiered on Backstreet Mafia where it was described as a ‘Fiery, passionate, anthemic delight’. Thank you BM. You can read the review as well as play the song HERE or on all streaming services.


If you haven’t heard our previous single Death of a Tourist it’s also available as a three track single (two previously unavailable tracks are included) at our Bandcamp site HERE and while you’re at it check out our latest clip – as premiered by Rolling Stone Australia
“With the song released earlier this month, it’s now been accompanied by a Mark Moldre directed video, featuring the group performing the track in an industrial environment, armed with masks and the same sort of devil-may-care attitude that helps to turn a track like “Death of A Tourist” into a powerful, lingering piece of musical expression”


Our third album Your Dream My Jail will be available digitally July 23rd, vinyl and CDs will be available for pre-order from then as well at our Bandcamp. They will ship on Aug 4th, you will also be able to buy or at least order the album on LP and CD from your local record store from that day as well through Come To The Darkside Luke Music/ MGM distribution. 

If you pledged on our Pozible campaign and ordered the album on CD or as a CD and T-shirt package then you will receive it any day now, if you haven’t already. If you’re outside Australia it’ll take a few weeks to arrive. The vinyl test pressings are due any day now and hopefully vinyl shortly after. As soon as we receive the vinyl we will start getting it out to our Pozible pledgers. Facts, facts, facts. Big thanks to you all!

Tour dates should be announced later this month. We will be touring QLD, ACT, VIC and NSW in late September through to early October and are very much looking forward to it unless the world is engulfed by a Sharknado. 

In the meantime have a listen to Dragon’s Breath and play it to your friends. Sharing is caring.

Stay safe



NEW MUSIC : Death Of A Tourist

May 7, 2021

Thanks so much to everyone who has got on board for this. We’ve had some very generous pledgers and no matter how big or small your pledge is it all helps facilitate the release of our third album, which is slated for release in late July. In the meantime there are a few days left to pledge. If you have pledged just make sure your payment/pledge has been approved and gone through, they will confirm by email and will let you know if there’s a problem. Pledges go from an LP or CD right up to a limited to pledgers-only-numbered-and-signed-CDR of myself performing the songs in their most stripped back form. There are also handwritten lyrics, songwriting/guitar lessons, house shows, lots of stuff. Pledge here


The first single to be released from Infinity Broke’s third album (Your Dream My Jail) is Death of a Tourist. It’s up on our Bandcamp site at the ‘pay what you want’ price. It comes with two b-sides which will not be on the album. We always appreciate you buying our music, you can purchase the download here
It will be available from all streaming services and you can pre-save it here

There’s also an excellent review of the single premiered on Backstreet Mafia here
‘There are no brakes on this one – a barely contained and utterly satisfying chaos that brings to mind The Birthday Party or early Models in its anarchy, power, and delivery.’

We will be launching the single in Sydney on June 19th at Hi Way Bikini Bar, Newtown. Special guests are Fabels. It’s our first local live show since 2018.

Tickets are available here
Facebook event is here

If you want to come, best get a ticket as they’re limited and these Covid times are uncertain!

Take care all


April 1, 2021

Hello everyone

I hope you’re enjoying Autumn if you’re down here. If not Spring is very nice too.

That’s right. Infinity Broke’s third album is finally ready to see the light of day, but we’ve spent every farthing we had on recording and mixing it. As of midnight tonight our Pozible crowd funding campaign will be go.The money from your pledges will go towards manufacturing on vinyl, CD and all the associated costs to do with birthing an album. There is loads of yummy stuff on there and it will run until May 13th. Please have a look here – 


It tells the story of the album’s tempestuous gestation, and you can have a peek at all the cool pledge options. We are currently starting to rehearse for shows in the future, we’ll give you more news on that soon.

The album is called Your Dream My Jail.

As always your support is much appreciated.