Jamie Hutchings ‘Bedsit’ Album Launch

with special guests Laura Macfarlane (ninetynine) + Michael Beach

Friday 13 April 2018 (opening 8:00 PM)

at Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford ( venue info )
295 Johnston Street, Abbotsford VIC


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18+ General Admission $17.35

JAMIE HUTCHINGS - ‘Bedsit’ album launch
+ special guests  Laura Macfarlane (ninetynine) + Michael Beach

Jamie Hutchings performs at The Yarra as part of his national tour in support of his fourth solo album, and first in seven years -  Bedsit. Bedsit was self recorded by Hutchings live to a 90’s era 16 track tape machine on the outskirts of Bathurst in early 2016. It features little else but Jamie’s voice and guitar, Reuben Wills’ double bass and occasionally Jamie’s younger sister, renowned painist Sophie Hutchings. The performance will see Jamie draw deep from what is now a deep body of work, from Bluebottle Kiss, Infinity Broke through to his current solo material.  He will be ably assisted by Reuben Wills on double bass.

Jamie Hutchings is a Sydney based singer/songwriter/guitarist and sometime producer. He began his career as the frontman for much loved underground favourites Bluebottle Kiss in the 1990’s through to the noughties. The group released six acclaimed albums and toured many times around Australia as well as North America and the UK where some of their material was also released. Of the band, All Music in the US said “…this is challenging, rugged, dramatic rock with folk tendencies woven intricately into its coarse fabric.” He has released four solo albums, two albums with the percussion heavy quartet Infinity Broke as well as a recent album in collaboration with Peter Fenton called The Tall Grass. A frequent live performer, Hutchings’ music has seen him tour throughout Europe numerous times, North America and even China. His production work has involved artists such as Peabody, The Maladies and Mark Moldre and he has guested and collaborated with artists such as Paul Dempsey and Peter Garrett. His other interests include literature, surfing and wine. He is quite messy and cooks poorly.

"Jamie Hutchings writes songs that are epic, tender and mean" - THE THOUSANDS

“Jamie [Hutchings'] musical journey is one the most interesting, passionate and singular musical odysseys in Australian music." - John O’Donnell (Author of 100 Best Australian Albums)

“there is no song which doesn't leave you moved, slightly shifted in your own bubble in a way that can’t be quickly remedied. That’s a sign of a very fine songwriter, one of our best." - Bernard Zuel, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Special guests on the night are Laura Macfarlane and Michael Beach.

Macfarlane is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and audio engineer. Since 1996 she has been the founding mainstay of Melbourne icons ninetynine. MacFarlane also performs solo and has been in other bands, including as an early drummer and singer with United States rock group, Sleater-Kinney.

Opening the night is Michael Beach, a Melbourne-based musician who writes, records, and performs under his own name, and as a member of Melbourne trio Shovels. He is a recent transplant from Oakland, CA, having spent the previous 5 years recording two solo albums (2013’s Golden Theft and 2017’s Gravity/Repulsion) and playing as a member of Oakland’s Colossal Yes and Meercaz.


Out March 2nd 2018  on Ltd edition LP/CD/Digital on Come To The Dark Side Luke/MGM via bandcamp and discerning record stores

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This is an 18+ event.

* Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential,­ acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*