Hutch (sound engineer)
|Also known as||Hutch|
|Origin||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Genres||Rock, stoner rock, hard rock, punk rock|
|Occupation(s)||Sound engineer, musician, artist, lighting designer, pianist|
|Labels||Elektra, Man's Ruin, Loosegroove, Interscope|
|Associated acts||Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, Them Crooked Vultures|
Patrick Hutchinson (born October 15), better known as Hutch, is a Canadian sound engineer and member of the band Queens of the Stone Age, specifically its live incarnation. Queens of the Stone Age band leader Joshua Homme has regarded him as "road brother" since the pair first collaborated in desert rock band Kyuss.
Hutch was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He worked for many different punk rock bands during the 1980s before being hired to do sound for Kyuss. In the aftermath of the break-up of Kyuss, guitarist Josh Homme brought him along to his new project, Queens of the Stone Age. Hutch was subsequently responsible for recruiting Dave Catching to the band as a touring guitarist in 1998, thereby starting the latter's professional relationship with Homme which would later culminate in the Desert Sessions and continue in Eagles of Death Metal.
The band credit much of how good they sound live to Hutch, who has also contributed piano, vocals, and artwork to the band's repertoire. While contributing to Queens of the Stone Age, he has acted as sound engineer for other bands, including most recently Eagles of Death Metal, The Raconteurs and Them Crooked Vultures.
Hutch, along with Homme and Seattle-based artist Wayne Sherman, was a key progenitor of the Secret Wall Tattoo art project, whereby the trio would leave elaborate illustrations and paintings behind picture frames in hotel bedrooms.
|Band or artist||Song or album||Year||Credits|
|Kyuss||Demon Cleaner||1994||Production on tracks two and four.|
|Gardenia||1995||Production track four.|
|...And the Circus Leaves Town||Engineer (live sound).|
|Into The Void||1996||Production tracks one and two.|
|Beaver||The Difference Engine||1997||Production track six.|
|Kyuss||Kyuss/Queens of the Stone Age||Mixing tracks two and three.|
|Queens of the Stone Age||Queens of the Stone Age||1998||Sound and piano on "I Was a Teenage Hand Model"|
|Rated R||2000||Sound and light|
|Kyuss||Muchas Gracias: The Best of Kyuss||Production tracks twelve through fifteen.|
|Queens of the Stone Age||Songs for the Deaf||2002||Sound, artwork and direction|
|Over the Years and Through the Woods||2005||Sound and artwork.|
|The Raconteurs||Broken Boy Soldier||2006||Recording engineer track three.|
|The Raconteurs||Live at Irving Plaza NYC||2017||Recording.|
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