Will - thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for playing our wedding in Kansas City! You are so incredibly talented, you are so easy to work with, and you were so accommodating to our special requests (learning new songs). We received so many compliments on your ceremony and cocktail hour music. Brett and I just received our video back from the wedding and were able to re-live our ceremony...your version of "Can't Help Falling in Love" when I walked down the aisle makes me cry every time I watch the video. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for helping to make our day so special.
-L. Kent Wolgamott, Lincoln Journal Star
"….this fantastic voice which I had never heard anything like before. I don't even really know how to describe it. He has this sound that captures what it is like to be in love."
-IndieHouse Rentals, New York, New York
Will Hutchinson is a singer/guitarist who is best know for his unique voice, original music, and his combination of fingerstyle and rhythm guitar playing. For the last three years he has made many wonderful relationships with event hosts by providing exceptional music services, dependability, and communication. In addition to writing award winning songs of his own, Will appreciates the value of popular music and its ability to bring people together.
For this reason will has learned many popular songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, and today that people of all ages remember and recognize. Some of Will's favorite artists to cover from oldies through today are Elvis Presley, Etta James, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, The Band, John Denver, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Oasis, Prince, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Adele and even a few acoustic renditions by OutKast, Gnarles Barkely, and Bruno Mars.
The nice thing about a good song with great melodies, lyrics, and chord changes is that they sound great in any context. Will prides himself on making each song he covers feel like his own and puts his own stylistic singing and guitar embellishments behind each song. Therefore, whether will is playing a country song, classic rock song, or R&B cover it is going to sound like him.
Notable performances: In the last 3 years, Will has been hired as a featured performer at the Nebraska Arts Council Art Chat conference, has provided music for Flatwater Shakespeare's production company, has been featured in the Lincoln Community Foundation Garden Music Series, Lincoln Exposed Music Festival, and Lincoln Calling Festival. On the national front he has been a showcasing artist at the Midwest Takeover Showcase in Austin, TX during SXSW, Nebraska Featured artist showcase at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City, as well as regional and national shows including the famed Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles. Will has also had the opportunity to appeared twice On Air on Nebraska Entertainment Television, ON AIR on KZUM 89.3FM(Lincoln), as well as providing music for TedEx Lincoln. Since becoming a full-time musician in 2016, will has had over 300 public and private performances.
Performing at the Lied Center for Performing Arts (top 100 performing arts centers in the world) to 2200 patrons.
Awarded Finalist in the International John Lennon Songwriting Contest with over 25,000 contestants.
2015, 2016, and 2017 top performer on Gigmasters for five-star reviews in the criteria of "professionalism, overall talent, ability to accommodate, and likeliness to recommend"
Performed with HoneyHoney, Gary Jules, Will Hoge, Jay Nash, Shawn James, and Anais Mitchell.
Has written, recorded, produced, and published 4 full-length studio albums of original music.
What to Expect:
As a professional cover artist I like to provide top-notch performances and dependability. If there are any specific songs that you would like me to learn I will do my best to accommodate your requests. Communication with the client is also very important to me. I make sure to follow-up on all details such as set-list, arrival time, dress-code, and remain easy to get in contact with for any other questions you might have. As your personal musician I want you to be completely satisfied with my service and will be completely committed to any vibe you are looking for from soothing background entertainment all the way to engaged campfire sing-alongs.
Info and Technical Notes:
I have all of my own sound gear for any size venue. Please let me know if you are interested in packaging all of your live music, DJ-ing, and emceeing needs together in one cost efficient package. I have the public speaking experience and equipment to play dance music through my PA as well as microphones for toasts.