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November 6, 2017


Thanks to all of you who have got on board, some have pretty much sent money for very little in return which is super generous and appreciated but…there is heaps of stuff on offer, I’ve tried to squeeze my imagination into all sorts of shapes to get something special out to you, and in return finance the pressing and promotion of this album.

It’s going up until November 23rd so plenty of time to have a guernsey. Stuff to check out includes: the original charcoal on paper drawing by Chris McGirr that makes up part of the album artwork (one only), handwritten lyrics (only one left), house shows (go on) etc.

The album will be called Bedsit. At this stage I am doing a very limited vinyl run, probably only around 200 which you can preorder via my Pozible campaign. I’m up to 126 supporters as I type, again, thank you.

More details are HERE


The Tall Grass continues to play regularly which I’m enjoying immensely. It’s a collaboration between myself and Peter Fenton of Crow. Our album Down The Unmarked Road came out in April and you can listen to and purchase it at BANDCAMP  Or visit us on FACEBOOK 

We have these three shows in various formats

Sat Nov 4th Django Bar (Marrickville)

Dusty Ravens (album launch)

The Tall Grass


Sun Nov 3rd The Factory Theatre

Hindsight – A Night For Simon

A tribute to the sadly departed Simon Holmes with all proceeds going to his family

Featuring – Ratcat, Custard, Drop City, Smudge, Ups and Downs, Disneyfist, The Tall Grass and many more


Thur Dec 21st Marrickville Bowling Club

The Gin Club

The Tall Grass






September 30, 2017

                                                                         Pic By Hadassa Haack

This Sunday October 1st from 9am Aussie time until mid November I’ll be crowdfunding to raise the needed funds to press and promote my fourth solo album. It’s already up for your viewing pleasure so you can have a look through the pledges HERE

I’m looking forward to keeping you up to date and thank you all muchly in advance. I’ve plumbed the depths of my imaginative powers here…you’ll find the first ever Bluebottle Kiss cassette only release from 1994 with bonus tracks on limited edition signed and numbered CDR amongst other things. These recordings will feature the line up previous to the one that recorded our debut, out of circulation for over twenty years, a rare bird. There’s also house shows, LP and CD packages, handwritten lyrics, guitar and songwriting help, lots of stuff! The album is a very bare and personal recording, the first album to have been recorded by myself out in the wilds of Bathurst on a ’90’s era 16 track half inch machine.


                                                                         Pic By Hadassa Haack

The Tall Grass
We are doing our final show for our Weathervane mini tour and it’ll be in four piece band mode in our home town of Sydney. It’s the last headline show we have so we’d love to see you there.

Sat Oct 7 @ Django Bar (Marrickville)
The Tall Grass (band mode)
w/ Wifey

It’s a small venue so grab a pre-sale, under 18’s if accompanied by an adult are welcome, food available as well.




August 31, 2017

The Tall Grass have a new videoclip for Weathervane which is taken from our album Down the Unmarked Road.

This one was directed by my talented brother Scott. Here it is:

To celebrate we’re going to do one last small interstate run and we’d love to see you at a show.


Sat Sept 9 Brisbane (duo)
The Junk Bar 7 @ 7:30 pm


+ Sonic Sherpa Records instore performance at 1pm

Sat Sept 23 Melbourne (duo)
LongPlay @ 8pm
+ Peter Fenton (solo) + Jamie Hutchings (solo)


Sat Oct 7 Sydney (band show)
Django Bar 8pm
+ Wifey


Facebook Event 

The album is available from us direct at BANDCAMP

Also look out for my crowd funding campaign for my fourth solo album which I’ll be kicking off on October 1st.

I’m looking at doing a limited release of a very rare Bluebottle Kiss release that has been out of circulation for over 20 years, amongst other things.

I look forward to giving you more news on that soon.

The Tall Grass – Down The Unmarked Road

April 10, 2017


The Tall Grass album is called Down The Unmarked Road is out as of Friday April 7th, 2017.

You can listen and to and buy it on Bandcamp

Robert Forster even wrote the liner notes.

The Tall Grass is a collaboration between myself and Peter Fenton of Crow. We’ve been crafting away on it for a few years, much blood, sweat and fears. We hope you approve.

We have some launches lined up, they are listed below for your perusal.


Newcastle Thur April 27 – The Edwards Duo mode + Jamie Hay

Facebook Event

Sydney Sat May 6 – Leadbelly (Newtown)
co-headline launch with Adam Gibson and The Ark-Ark Birds
+ Christine Jane

Both acts launch their albums this night and we will be expanding The Tall Grass to a full a band for the first time.
Facebook Event

Be fancy and book a table or a general admission ticket here

Brisbane Fri May 19 – Junk Bar
Duo mode

Facebook Event

Limited tickets here

Melbourne Fri May 26 – The Yarra
Full band show + Harry Howard and the NDE + Charlie Marshall and the Body Electric

Facebook Event

Melbourne Sat May 27 – The Reverence (Safety in Numbers benefit)

Facebook Event


Bathurst Fri May 21 – T. Arts Gallery
Solo improv guitar show to accompany the excellent Chris McGirrs exhibition Power And The Imperfect World

Facebook Event

Melbourne Sat May 27 – The Reverence (Safety in Numbers Mental Health Fundraiser)

Facebook Event

Melbourne Sun May 28 – The Old Bar (afternoon show)
I’ll be performing a low key and rare solo show off the back of The Tall Grass launch
JMS Harrison + Cabin Inn. Free entry. 3pm start.

Facebook Event

Upcoming Dates

March 29, 2016


Hi here’s a bunch of palaver –

Jamie Hutchings at The Camelot Lounge Thur Apr 21st
w/ Jep and Dep

Yes that’s me. I’m returning to The Camelot Lounge for the above date. It’s the only show of its kind that I have happening this year thus far, for those who’ve come before you’ll know I will play just about anything from the past twenty years, for those who haven’t – come along.

If you have a specific request for a song feel free to hit reply to this newsletter and I’ll do my best to accommodate you. Along for the ride will be folk-noir duo Jep and Dep. For the long time listeners out there they feature Darren Cross of Gerling infamy, we used to share the stage a bit back in the century before this one.

Doors – 7pm Music 8pm Finish 10pm
Great affordable food is available, you can sit or stand and under 18’s are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
Tickets $18 + bf if purchased in advance or $25 at the door.

Buy tickets HERE

Facebook event HERE

The Tall Grass Gig List

Peter Fenton and myself are The Tall Grass. You can keep up to date at
The Tall Grass Facebook Page

Here’s some dates for us –

Wed Mar 30th Newtown Social Club front bar – free entry 6:30 pm

Sat Apr 2nd The Cambridge Hotel (Newcastle)
Newcastle Dog Rescue Benefit
Entry – $10 7:30pm – 1:00am
Tickets HERE
Facebook Event HERE
We will be on at 10:50pm

Fri April 8th The Vanguard
Great line-up!

The Tall Grass
J M S Harrison
Mark Moldre (feat myself, Scott and Reubs)
Sam Shinazzi

The Tall Grass on stage at 10pm Mark Moldre on stage at 8:30pm

Buy Tickets HERE

Facebook Event HERE




February 6, 2016

The Tall Grass

The Tall Grass

Peter Fenton (Crow) and myself play our first Tall Grass show of the year. We’ll be playing a set of our co-written songs at this show as well as a solo set each. It’s a Sunday, free and starts at 6pm so not too late.

Sunday Feb 7th at The Union Hotel (Newtown)

The Tall Grass + Peter Fenton (solo) + Jamie Hutchings (solo) 6pm – free-
More info HERE

Infinity Broke

Infinity Broke

Playing with Infinity Broke is serious fun. I wish we did it more often, we have a few shows coming up that we’ve organised. We’ll be playing songs from last years album Before Before as well as the one before that, River Mirrors. Dates below:

Saturday Feb 20th at The Record Crate (Glebe)

+ Adam Gibson And The Ark-Ark Birds + Milkk – $15 on the door 8pm, limited capacity.
More Info HERE

Friday Mar 11th at The Phoenix (Canberra)
+ Cracked Actor

More info HERE

Saturday Mar 12th at The Reverence Hotel
+ Ohms + Agency + Jess Locke Band – $12

More Info HERE

Sunday Mar 13th at Bar Open (public holiday the next day)
+ Chores + Old Etiquettes + Penny Ikinger (solo) – $10

More Info HERE

Recording News


Back in December Reuben Wills and myself went back to the site of the Infinity Broke recordings and started work on my next solo album. Just myself on acoustic guitar and vocals and Reuben on double bass. Chris McGirr who kindly lent us his big beautiful shed in Mount Rankin did so again, he even pressed the record button for us and cooked us breakfast one day too. He’s one of the best.

I bought an old 16 track half inch recorder, some tape and borrowed some microphones and so forth from Chris Colquhoun. This will be my first completely self recorded album, I’ll keep you posted on its progress.

The Tall Grass album keeps inching away as well – Peter and I have played most of the instruments ourselves on this. My brother thinks it has an ’80’s Australiana feel, he means that it in a good way! We feel we’ve written some great songs together. It’s been recorded by Richard Andrew in Melbourne with Peter adding some of our overdubs up here. Richard also plays some drums and bass on it and the lovely Laura Jean has been sweetening things up a bit with her vocals. Again, we’ll keep you posted.

Goodbye Amanda/Bookings

I don’t really know what heading to write here. R.I.P always feels like such a sad cliche but in terrible news my long term booking agent and chief champion Amanda Case has passed away after succumbing to an extremely aggressive form of cancer. I have posted a detailed tribute to her here
Amanda was a true godsend to me, she was so encouraging and worked so hard, all of the while living in far off America. She will be sadly missed by all those who knew who and worked with her.
For those interested in getting in contact with me about bookings for any of my projects from hereon just contact me here direct.



Solo Shows And Other News

October 11, 2015



I’ll be coming down south to play two solo shows in Melbourne next week on Sat Oct 17th and Sun Oct 18th. The Sat show is an earlier show, from 6pm – 9pm. I’m starting work on a very bare boned solo album in November, I’ll preview a couple of tracks from it and trawl through my illustrious back catalogue for you.


Sat Oct 17th – LongPlay (early evening show)

Jamie Hutchings
w/ Ladie Dee + J M S Harrison

Doors 6pm , show finishes at 9pm – $15

Facebook Event

Sun Oct 18th – Grand Howl Music Festival
(The Brunswick Mess Hall)

Jamie Hutchings + many more

Doors 1:30 – show finishes at 10:20 – $12/$10

Full lineup and more info via the Facebook Event


No real news here but we did get a sweet live review for our Brighton Up Bar show in The Music, courtesy of Chris Familton. You can read it HERE 

We still like our last album Before Before, if you don’t own it we’d be happy to change that by selling one to you on vinyl, CD or download. Do that HERE


Peter Fenton and myself are slowly chipping away at our album. As my brain is drowning in some horrible cough infested cloud I can’t do it any justice with a description today. I can tell you we are playing in November though, at The Gasoline Pony. We had fun last time there, it will be a similar chain of events – a solo set each followed by a twosome set.

Facebook Event




September 23, 2015


Yes, we’re back after falling into a coma over winter. Our second album Before Before came out in April, people wrote lots of good things about it etc (and you can buy it here if you want http://www.infinitybroke.bandcamp) but we haven’t played since our tour in May. Some of you may remember that Jared wasn’t available so we were lucky enough to have Hugh Deacon on drums but Hugh is busy now so we’ve got Jared back again, double the Spinal Tap luck. Anyway this looks to be the only show we’re going to be doing this year from what I can work out so buy a ticket from the link below.

There are only 100 tickets available and we have two other excellent acts on the bill: Day Ravies and Roadhouses.

Details are – Friday Oct 2nd 

                      Infinity Broke w/ Day Ravies + Roadhouses

Tickets (only 100 available) $12/15 

Facebook Event 


I’m also heading down to play at The Grand Howl Festival in Brunswick on Sunday Oct 18th solo. It’s a great line up and I’ll be closing the evening. Be sure to check out the link below for more details and tickets.

Sunday Oct 18th Brunswick Mess Hall (VIC)

Details here

Siblings Solo

July 30, 2015



Some of you will remember I did a brief solo tour in January to celebrate 20 years of careering through the wilderness. The set list was a fairly exhaustive overview and it was surprisingly enjoyable to revisit many of those old songs.

The last show of the tour was at The Camelot Lounge in Marrickville .They have kindly requested I give it a second go.

It will be on Thursday August 27th with doors at 7pm.

I’ll be trawling through old, not so old and not old at all songs, a bit like last time but different and stuff. To make the night a bit more granderer my talented sister Sophie Hutchings will be doing an opening set accompanied by cellist Peter Hollo. Sophie and me haven’t shared a bill in ages so I’m stoked to have her involved. She is currently working on the final touches of her third album.

If you buy a ticket in advance you’ll save a few bucks, last time the pre-sales sold out in the downstairs bar Django which is why I ended up playing Camelot.

I’m encouraging requests in advance if you want to add them to the comments page of the Facebook event. If there’s any songs I haven’t played for a while that people are burning for I’ll give them a go if I know advance.

Tickets are here

Fake Book event here




May 7, 2015


Dear Friends

The Infinity Broke tour for Before Before starts next week so we wanted to send you out a reminder. We have Hugh Deacon on drums and he is heading overseas for two months the day after our tour so who knows when we’ll play again?

For all of you generous souls who got onboard the Pozible crowd funding campaign – your packs are on their way. They went to the post office today, a crazy day of packing was had, make sure you check the contents of your pack, we got a little delirious.

You can now buy Before Before on CD,Vinyl and digital from our Bandcamp store and it will ship out pretty quickly, grab copies HERE

If you’re after the vinyl, a quiet word…it is extremely limited. It was extremely limited to begin with but due to some damage issues in transit it’s ended up being an extra extra limited pressing so best to grab one if you’re keen sooner rather than later. We will have them on tour with us as well as some new t-shirts. We will try and get some vinyl into stores soonish too.

Here are the tour dates with links for tickets.


Thur May 14 – Canberra

The Phoenix

+ Agency

Facebook Event 

Fri May 15 – Melbourne

The Tote

+ Ivy St. + Pale Heads

Facebook Event

Tickets for Melbourne

Sat May 16 – Adelaide

The Metro

+ Blush Response + Matthew Hayward

Facebook Event

Fri May 22 – Brisbane

The Bearded Lady

+ Tape/Off+ Ghost Notes

Facebook Event

Tickets for Brisbane

Fri May 29 – Newcastle

The Stag and Hunter

Free entry 8pm – 11:30 pm

Facebook Event

Sat May 30 – Sydney

The Factory Floor

+ Yes I’m Leaving + The Maladies

Facebook Event

Tickets for Sydney 

In other news The Tall Grass my collaboration with Peter Fenton of Crow has a couple of shows coming up in June. We will also be doing a little more recording then on our work-in-progress album.

Sat June 6thThe Post Office Hotel

Coburg, Victoria w/JMS Harrison

Facebook Event

Fri June 26thThe Gasoline Pony

Marrickville, NSW + solo sets from Peter Fenton and Jamie Hutchings

Facebook Event