HUTCHINS is a versatile and talented musician who has honed his
craft over four decades as an accomplished entertainer and
At a young age, he was recording, performing and entertaining as bassist,
then lead guitarist/vocalist for the band The Whiskey Sours
throughout Ontario, Canada.
In the heyday of the YORKVILLE ERA in Toronto, they performed
regularly at such clubs as The El Patio, The Purple Onion, Jacques Place
and Charlie Browns, sharing the stage with contemporaries such as David
Clayton Thomas [Blood Sweat and Tears], The Paupers [Lighthouse], The
Sparrow [Steppenwolf], The Stitch in Time, the McCoys, The Stampeders
and Question Mark and the Mysterians to mention a few.
David is a 4-year graduate of The Ontario College of Art and Design
in Toronto, Canada and had taken time away from music through his middle
years, owning a company specializing in the design and construction of
bars and restaurants.
In 1980 he once again began to perform, write and record his own
music. Initial recordings began at Amber Studio on Queen Street in
Toronto, Ontario with producer George Semkiew (RCA).
In 1985 he designed, built and managed his own nightclub
GLIDERS, in Hamilton, Ontario. The focus was on an extensive menu
and in-house production for an array of top Canadian and U.S.
Gliders became the staging ground for some of the music industries best
known performers, as well as for breaking acts who would go on to great
success. This included such greats as Buddy Guy, John Hammond Jr., Muddy
Waters Legendary Blues Band, Dr. Hook, The Byrds, Tragically Hip,
Allanah Myles, Downchild, Prairie Oyster, The Good Brothers, Powder
Blues Band and so many more. Throughout this period David also fronted
his own house band Tailspin.
he returned to music full time and through collaboration with some of
musics best, accepted an invitation to Nashville, TN and an
introduction to producer Gene Rice [Alabama]. This produced
ten-song album of Davids original compositions accompanied by videos on
Much Music Canada and CMT, Nashville.
were rewarded with Canadas most prestigious JUNO AWARDS
nomination for Country Male Vocalist of the Year and a BIG
COUNTRY AWARDS nomination for Outstanding New Artist in the
early 1990s. Five single releases from the album were charted
nationally across Canada with airplay in Europe. This was
supported by European and Canadian tours as well as Caribbean
performances and opening acts (George Jones, Dan Seals, Marie Osmond) to
mention a few.
During album recording sessions with producer David Moyles
through 2004/05 in Kleinberg, Ontario, Hutchins took time out in the role
of Music Consultant to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming
Commission. He was commissioned to provide the expertise to
procure the best in concert PA, staging and lighting for seven of the
Commission's gaming and live music casino facilities within Ontario,
David has just returned from Nashville,
TN having worked in collaboration with producer John Stacey
and co-producer Margie Cates.
He has just completed
a 12 song
master recording of original material, selected from a 100 song
catalogue of his work.
Having made his home in Canada for most of his life, David now spends his time between
Canada, Florida, Nashville, Tennessee, and Los Angeles, California.
Whether performing as a single artist or with a full band, Davids
honest and soulful performances have touched many at venues
ranging from concerts and festivals to the more intimate personalized club
His writing skills have produced compelling melodies and lyrics.
This, coupled with his years as a seasoned performer, embody
entertainment at its best.