Windsor natives, Huttch, celebrated their first full length “larger than life” album release, Huttchino, featuring eleven songs written by the band, with a live show at the Dom Polski Club on June 1, 2018. This second release follows the band’s successful self-titled six song EP, Huttch, which came out in January 2016.
(Huttch drummer Robbie Cervi performs during the Huttchino album release show (notice the band’s trademark blanket hanging behind him) on June 1, 2018. Photo above by Kevin Blondin / Eyes On Windsor.)
While the band told us “the album officially came out May 26th online,” the first track, “Get Up”, with it’s catchy Pop Rock sound came out as a video on April 1, 2018. Shot and directed in Arizona by Windsor’s talented Ryan Brough of Zeebra Media, it includes one of the band’s trademark blankets (which hung in their basement/band practice room) and an exciting Wild West theme.
The video did a fantastic job of preparing music fans to experience what the album had in store for them. As promotion of Huttch’s album release show stated, “it brings us into a larger than life, land of adventure for the entire album. There are nothing but bangers on the Huttchino album.”
Band members Sebastian Abt (lead vocals and guitar), Zack Vivier (bass) and Robbie Cervi (drums), known for their wild, spot on, and contagious live performances, introduce a bit of a new style in some of the songs on Huttchino. Early in January of this year, Cervi told the Toronto Star, much of the album features “funky dance rock songs (but) we also have standard rock songs.”
The band leveraged the expertise of several producers from around Ontario in the creation of Huttchino. They include, Aaron Goldstein of Baldwin Street Sound, Stefan Cvetkovic (Soul Brother Stef), Derek Impens and Taylor Lucas. The album was mixed and mastered by Clifton David Broadbridge, who works closely with Los Angels’ Infrasonic Sound co-founder Pete Layman (Oak Ridge Boys, Weezer, Fall Out Boy), and renowned record producer Eddie Kramer (Bad Company, Jimmy Hendrix, Rolling Stones).
The involvement of these producers and record mastering talents have helped the band deliver a world class music experience to music fans in Huttchino.
From humble beginnings in 2014, playing parties in the basement of their West Windsor home to small groups of friends, Huttch continues along the path to success. For example, two years after the band formed, Huttch was invited to open for Simple Plan when they kicked off their 2016 World Tour in Windsor, Ontario.
Eyes On Windsor photographer, Kevin Blondin, captured Huttch’s album release celebration and show in pictures for us. Opening the show for the band was special guests Lost Cousins (Toronto), and The Brandy Alexanders (Windsor).
Photos by Kevin Blondin / Eyes On Windsor
Kevin Blondin is an aspiring photographer studying public relations at the St. Clair College Mediaplex. He is dedicated to promoting artists, entertainment and events in the Windsor-Detroit area. Kevin has recently launched Sound & City Photography which can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.