Herky Cutler

Herky Cutler

High River, Alberta, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | INDIE

High River, Alberta, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2009
Solo Rock Singer/Songwriter




"“All around fun and engaging show!""

"Herky Cutler played at Gravity last Friday night. His set was very high energy and professional. A one man band with a full band sound. He played some originals and some old rock favorites. All the guests expressed how happy they were to be there! Could recommend his show for any family friendly venue or bar. He has stories to go with his songs and just an all around fun and engaging show! Look forward to seeing him again soon." - Dakota - Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar, Calgary, AB

""His whole show is an interactive delight!""

"Herky's show is an excellent combination of original songs blended seamlessly with all the cover music beloved to most of us. In addition, Herky draws his audience in by providing an array of music makers, making his whole show an interactive delight!

Herky is welcome to The Olive as often as possible!" - Cassandra Little Spoon - The Velvet Olive, Red Deer, AB

""Fun Like a Hot Dog!!!""

"Herky Cutler: Fun like a hot dog!!! Most interactive show I've ever been to! He reminded me of a Fred Penner for adults. Love Herky!"

- Courtnay Davidson - Ironwood Stage & Grill - Calgary, Alberta

""Your night was one of the MOST entertaining...""

"My little cafe has had some most entertaining music nights over the past 3 years, of which your night was one of the MOST entertaining ones, beatbox & all..." - Victor Labelle, Owner, Le Mariposa Cafe, Montreal, PQ

""An experience patrons will not soon forget!""

"Herky Cutler was an experience Eichardts patrons will not soon forget. Everyone had a great time and hung intently on every lyric." - Paz Rainbow, Bartender, Eichardt's Pub, Sandpoint, Idaho

""He impressed and bedazzled the percussion-wielding audience...""

"The night, full of exuberant fans thirsty for the musical bliss that is Herky Cutler's art, were pleasantly surprised as he impressed and bedazzled the percussion wielding audience. He played songs like The Weight by The Band and Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison with amazing energy and enthusiasm. Let us not also forget his backing band consisting of the opening musicians for that night and the sound guy, taking residence at the side table and performing what could be regarded as the quintessential cowbell solo in the history of The Mandolin Cafe. We thank Herky for coming and playing and hopes that he comes back soon!" - Thene Singleton - Mandolin Cafe - Tacoma, WA

""Animated Entertainer!""

“Herky is a very animated entertainer, great at engaging the crowd, and literally makes the room come alive with sound! It was a pleasure to have him in the Fireside Lounge. Thank you Herky!” - Jonathan Arbour, Lounge Manager, Fireside Lounge, Bayshore Inn, Waterton Lakes National Park

"“EXCITED Guests Who Are Overjoyed...""

"Herky is one very fine gentlemen who has a great demeanor. This wonderful singer and songwriter is certainly one of the most passionate musicians we've seen so far. His Contemporary Hippie Folk Rock music will certainly entertain and impress you. Furthermore, he LOVES to engage with guests, going as far as to pass around music instruments to the audience to create a hands-on experience. This technique fills the lounge with excited guests who are overjoyed to have the opportunity to hear him play." - Andy - GM, Fionn MacCool’s Cross Iron Mills

""The smiles lighting up the faces...""

"Herky Cutler’s performance at our “Pass the Gavel” meeting set the stage for what we believe will be our best year ever. His music, humor and rapport with his audience made for a wonderful evening. The smiles lighting up the faces of every club member told the tale. Bravo, Herky!"

- Dick Nichols, President - Okotoks Rotary Club - Okotoks, Alberta

""Can Fill a Room and a Stadium!!!" "Sa voix est tres douce a l'oreille!""

"Wonderfully entertaining! Herky is a one man band that can fill a room and a stadium!"

"La musique de Herky est tres amusante. Il inclut son audience et il est tres interactif. J'ai bien aime sda chanson a propos des crepes. Sa voix est tres douce a l'oreille." - Cara Ashley/Valerie - The Carrot - Edmonton, Alberta

""An All-Around Entertainer!""

"Herky Cutler has performed at the beautiful Waterton Lakes Golf Course a number of times this summer . He has entertained young and old alike on our Monday Golf and Wing Nights. If you're looking for an all-around entertainer, give him a call. We did! When Herky plays here, we have the most fun!"

Waterton Lakes Golf Course - Waterton Lakes National Park, AB - Wayne, Waterton Lakes Golf Course - Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

""Talented, engaging, and full of energy...""

"At Pearl's cafe, we have live entertainment every week, yet never have I seen such a full house PAST closing time than when Herky Cutler performed.

Talented, engaging, and full of energy, Herky got the entire audience involved. Thank you Herky!" - Katelyn Merrett - Pearl's Cafe - Waterton Lakes National Park, AB

""Fantastic & Fun!""

"Herky Cutler was fantastic and fun! He worked at getting the crowd involved and we all had an excellent time. That, and he is also a talented musician! We look forward to his return..." - Rory - Stage Right Cellars - Sandpoint, Idaho

"“Professional, versatile...plays crowd pleasing music!""

At Mocha Cabana we support local musicans by having live music every Friday evening. Herky has been a great addition to our line-up. He is professional, versatile which ensures he plays crowd pleasing music, and is just overall great to work with. - Angel, Co-Owner, Mocha Cabana

""High Quality Entertainment!""

"This was a very important occasion for the employees of the Shell Waterton Complex, and topping off the night with high quality entertainment made it that much more special." - Shell Oil - Waterton Complex - Pincher Creek, Alberta

""Another Great Night at the Prickly Pear!""

"Another great night at the Prickly Pear Cafe! Herky Cutler was the feature performer and he kept the crowd smiling from beginning to toe tapping end. His stories were heartwarming and funny and his musicianship shone through. Including the audience in a number of songs ( like the chicken clucking ) kept everyone engaged and laughing. All told Herky provided a very entertaining and enjoyable night of wonderful, original, folk music the way we love to hear it performed." - Bruce Dynes, Medicine Hat Folk Club - Medicine Hat, Alberta

""A Genuine Showman!""

"Herky is a genuine showman who is in touch with his audience from beginning to end... (he) is also a great musician who skillfully plays his guitar while his lyrics hit their target on every line, sometimes funny and sometimes thought provoking. By the end of the show you leave feeling more like you have just been to a party, than to a concert." - Norman Johnson, Pegasus Coffee House - Bainbridge Island, WA


"Usually, when someone plays here, I feel like I'm interupting when I run the coffee machine. But tonight I felt like I was part of the show! Herky's music was upbeat, fun and creative and the whole audience was involved. What more can you ask? This was the most fun I've had at work in a long, long time!" - Cafe Luna - Vashon Island, WA

""A One-Man Show You Can't Miss!""

"Herky Cutler is a one-man show you can't miss! Awesome! Crowd pleaser! Has rhythym to die for!" - Darek, Darek's Pub, Pincher Creek, AB

""Absolutely Great!""

"Herky is absolutely great! He made the girls and guys wiggle their stuff!" - Twin Butte Country Store, Twin Butte, AB

""Perfect tone to suit a variety of people...""

"Herky Cutler was a fantastic one-man musician with excellent taste and musical variety. I truly enjoyed his take on many of the cover songs he played, as well as his very own original songs. A perfect tone to suit a variety of people in the audience, and a real gentleman." - Michael Prentice - Customer at the Lux Lounge, Red Deer, AB

"“Amazes me that one man puts out such a full sound!...""

“Thanks so much for performing at my backyard birthday party. You were awesome! It still amazes me how one man puts out such a full sound…its like having a small band without taking up all the space. In
addition, you seem to have perfected the ability to read your audience, from playing as background music to getting full participation creating an impromptu band. Everyone, even our neighbours who sat in the park behind our place, was entertained. Many asked me to pass on how impressed they were with your talent.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

Jenn Mortimer - Jenn Mortimer - Calgary, Alberta

""Quirky sense of humour!""

"Twin Butte based musician Herky Cutler has a quirky sense of humour but also knows how to write a song. The lyrics of... 'Paperbox Heros' are beautifully poetic, which show just how good of a songwriter he is..." - Richard Amery, LA Beat, Lethbridge, AB

""Upbeat & Outgoing Personality!""

"You not only provided a wonderful selection of music...you also entertained the whole crowd with your upbeat and outgoing personality!" - The Lodge At Waterton Lakes, Waterton Lakes National Park, AB

""You Are Talented and I am Extremely Grateful!""

Thank you so much for sharing your musical talents at my client appreciation event. I am really thankful for you coming in and playing for us. You are talented and i am extremely grateful! - Kristie Kruger - Century 21 Real Estate

""Herky's show is a good night out!""

"Well played music and great entertainment, Herky's show is a good night out!" - Carl Stretton, Red Deer Scene

""For some reason, the music made the wine taste a little sweeter...""

Herky, from the start, adds to the room, or in this case the backyard. From set up to clean up the energy is there. When the music starts I cannot help but tap my toes. He was a great addition to our Lobsterfest and we will definitely want him back again. For some reason the music made the wine taste a little sweeter. - Curtis Hilgartner

""I would recommend Herky for any of your special events!!!""

“Special recognition to Herky Cutler for his awesome performance last night (family reunion party). It was such fun to look around and see everyone laughing, smiling, singing, dancing, and playing. I would recommend Herky for any of your special events!!!" - Aleitha Ward, Alberta

""Close to 80 People and They All Commented How Great the Music Was!...""

"I wanted to send a big thank you Herky, for playing at my 50th birthday party. We had close to 80 people and they all commented on how great the music was and how you are a great entertainer. Even the golf course, where the party was held, commented that they would like to have you back. If anyone wants a reference please send them my way! Thank you and I'll see you at my 75th." - Jeff Lawrence - Airdrie, Alberta

"“Always a Pleasure!""

"Herky is always a pleasure to have at the markets. Public and vendors alike enjoy listening to him play. Having Herky at the market really completes the atmosphere we set out for!" - Crowsnest Pass Community Market

"“...Draws a crowd!""

“Herky has played at Beerocracy twice and draws a crowd. His musical style appeals to all customers. We always look forward to Herky’s performance!" - Allen Riggs - Beerocracy - Spokane, WA

"“You Are An Amazing Performer!""

“Thank you Herky for coming and playing at our Market on Main in Fort MacLeod! Thank you for donating your time and talent. You are an amazing performer!" - Naomi Faulkner

"“Filling the Room!""

“Thanks for filling the room with AMAZING music!" - Jade, The Loaf

""Rockin' The Legion!""

"Thank you Herky Cutler for rocking The Legion this weekend… it was great to have you back with dancing!!!" - Royal Canadian Legion Branch 36, Fernie, BC


Love is Like a Chicken - 2011
A City Boy Living in a Country Song - 2008
Summer Tour - 2007
Herky Cutler - 2005
All Plugged Up - 2001



My music has many faces; rock, blues, country, folk, Celtic, latin, and speaks with many tongues about who I am, what I believe in, and what makes me laugh.

I've been influenced by artists like Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Bonnie Raitt, and MANY of the independent artists that I have heard over the years. They inspire me and keep the songwriting candle burning.

What sets me apart from other singer/songwriters/performers I think is my ability to engage the audience. To me, it's all about the audience. If they're not having a good time, what's the point? Otherwise, I might as well just be home playing in my studio. They provide me with energy and a reason to perform. 

When I'm playing a gig, my purpose is to touch the audience in some way, to inspire them, to make them laugh, and to make them feel like they've had a great time! One of the ways I do that is to bring along a variety of percussion instruments and invite the audience to be my "back up" band. 

It never ceases to amaze me how much everyone, young and old alike, enjoy doing that and becoming a real part of the music experience. It must be working because I've noticed other artists that have seen me do this, are now copying me.

Band Members