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"The Washington Post"

“Hutchinson is undeniably charismatic, splitting his time between keyboard and guitar, crooning about stormy romances and everyday struggles.” - The Washington Post


"Los Angeles Times"

“playful R&B-tinged rhythms and John Legend-by-way-of Stevie Wonder vocals…come together in rising pop singer Eric Hutchinson’s music.” - Los Angeles Times


"ETonline"

“a new pop sensation…a radio-friendly tunesmith whose catchy blend of folk, pop and soul can be heard on his full-length debut album, Sounds Like This” - ETonline


"Seventeen"

“His album, ‘Sounds Like This,’ has been the only thing playing on my iPod, and it'll have you singing along in no time.” - Seventeen


"Tulsa World"

“an infectiously optimistic, intelligent pop album, with a fresh sound that’s solidly founded in the classics: Steve Wonder to the Jackson 5 to Paul Simon to The Beatles” - Tulsa World


"Philadelphia Daily News"

“Hutchinson is an infectious, piano- and guitar-pumped popster with a sly, outsider-looking-in perspective on life and love.” - Philadelphia Daily News


"Hits"

“Sometimes talent is so obvious, it smacks you upside the head, and you feel the warm, enveloping glow of being in its presence…Hutchinson’s album is remarkably polished for an indie effort, with instantly accessible songs like the buoyant Hall & Oates-meets-Todd Rundgren Philly pop-soul of ‘OK, It’s Alright With Me,’ the falsetto flights on ‘Food Chain,’ the ska-inflected ‘Rock & Roll’ and the dra-melodic Motown backbeat of ‘Back to Where I Was…’ - Hits


"Boston Globe"

“Eric Hutchinson's songs prove spry and soulful on his debut ‘Sounds Like This.’" - Boston Globe


"Popmatters.com"

“refreshingly inventive and uniquely soulful....smart arrangements and Hutchinson’s bold charm combine to make [Sounds Like This] this summer’s most guilt-free guilty pleasure.” - Popmatters.com


"Time Out New York"

“a radio-ready folk-pop-soul disc that seems as if it came easier than breathing to the Maryland songsmith…you’ve gotta give him credit for the sheer unassuming good vibes emanating from these Sublime-meets-Billy Joel hookfests.” - Time Out New York


Discography

Albums

That Could've Gone Better
Released: March 25, 2003
Label: Let's Break Records

Before I Sold Out
Released: March 14, 2006

Sounds Like This (Eric Hutchinson album)
Released: August 28, 2007
Label: Let's Break Records / Warner Bros. Records
Songwriting credits: All songs written by Eric Hutchinson

Additional PRESS:
Eric Hutchinson ‘Rock & Roll’

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"IT'S HARD to imagine many people who wouldn't quickly surrender to the catchy melodies, playful R&B-tinged rhythms and John Legend-by-way-of-Stevie Wonder vocals that come together in rising pop singer Eric Hutchinson's music. The bean counter on his MySpace page has clocked past 1 1/2 million plays for a handful of his songs, suggesting this New York-based musician is well past cult-hero status." – LA Times

Personally Perez Featured Artist Over 30,000 views in one day!

- Eric has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Cosmogirl, Justine, Los Angeles Times, Wired, Billboard, Boston Globe, Washington Post and more

- Rock & Roll video featured on LOGO's NewNowNext Music

- Clear Channel "New Artist to Watch"

“ROCK & ROLL” featured as the title track for the blockbuster movie
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Bio

Born in Takoma Park, MD, Eric Hutchinson attended Montgomery Blair High School and went to Emerson College in Boston before moving to LA and eventually NY. He has been widely acclaimed for his prowess as a pianist, songwriter, and performer. He has been called "one of the most talented singer-songwriters that Boston has to offer," with comparisons to such greats as Stevie Wonder, Jason Mraz, Ben Folds, Cat Stevens, Billy Joel, and even The Beatles. Eric's music walks the line between rock, folk pop, and powerpop. It has been called "intelligent pop" with "painstakingly placed lyrics, brimming with sarcasm and wit", and "sunshine pop" with "feel-good playfulness" and a "plucky demeanor". Eric cites his influences as Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Prince, Billy Joel, Ben Folds Five, and G. Love & Special Sauce. Having already toured across the US this year with such artists as Marie Digby, Missy Higgins, and about to go out for Jack's Mannequin, Eric is quickly setting the new standard for a singer-songwriter.

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