Hutch (sound engineer)

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Patrick Hutchinson
Hutch - Sound Manager for Queens Of The Stone Age.jpg
Hutch 2013
Background information
Also known asHutch
OriginHalifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
GenresRock, stoner rock, hard rock, punk rock
Occupation(s)Sound engineer, musician, artist, lighting designer, pianist
Years active1980s–present
LabelsElektra, Man's Ruin, Loosegroove, Interscope
Associated actsKyuss, 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,[1][2][3] specifically its live incarnation.[4] 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.[5]


Hutch was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia.[6] He worked for many different punk rock bands during the 1980s before being hired to do sound for Kyuss.[7] 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.[8]

The band credit much of how good they sound live to Hutch, who has also contributed piano, vocals,[9] 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,[10] whereby the trio would leave elaborate illustrations and paintings behind picture frames in hotel bedrooms.[11]


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.


  1. ^ "Eat, Breathe, And Shit Music". Metal Hammer. August 1999.
  2. ^ "Queens of the Stone Age". Reviews. Archived from the original on 2005-07-23. Retrieved 2007-11-15.
  3. ^ "Drugstore Cowboy". Kerrang!. June 2000.
  4. ^ Queens of the Stone Age band profile Archived 2008-07-06 at the Wayback Machine at Drowned In Sound. Retrieved on November 15, 2007.
  5. ^ Deleurmoz, Cyril (March 2005). "Queens of the Stone Age". Rock'n'Folk.
  6. ^ George-Cosh, David. "These stones tell no secrets" (– Scholar search). National Post. Retrieved 2008-05-06.[dead link]
  7. ^ George-Cosh, David (2007-08-22). "Princes Charming, Well Almost". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2007-08-27.
  8. ^ "Dave Catching". Maton Guitars. Archived from the original on 2008-12-04. Retrieved 2007-11-15.
  9. ^ profile of the band Retrieved on November 15, 2007.
  10. ^ "Josh Homme's secret hotel art revealed". NME. Retrieved 2007-11-15.
  11. ^ "Homme Leaves His Mark in Hotel Rooms". Retrieved 2007-11-15.

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