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The best kept secret in music


"What's not to love about gorgeous, romantic pop melodies augmented by piano, upright bass, and cello and accompanied by frontman Reed's hushed-to-wailing vocals (à la Radiohead or Muse's Matthew Bellamy)? Nothing, that's what. Dulcet, blissful, tiptoe-to-mid-tempo pop songs that sweeten your spirit like a rush of blood to the head. . . Reed's vocal style is almost Elliott Smith-like . . . Really impressive stuff. Great band to listen for in the future." - The Stranger

"You like them because they kinda sound like Elliott Smith or Michael Penn; your mom likes them because they kinda sound like the Beatles. This Seattle band has the melody, smarts, and chops to validate these lofty comparisons." - Three Imaginary Girls

"REED were spectacular! I am a fan! I was impressed by the dual attack of the cello & violin!!!!! WOW!" - KROQ - 96.5

"REED was a perfect fit for the beginning night with their strong mellow vocals & a powerful sound delivered by a piano & cello." - KROQ - 96.5

"It's really, really, really good! They sound like a cross between Coldplay, Radiohead, and Jeff Buckley...very catchy and powerful. I would not be surprised if they are the next big thing to come outta Seattle." - KROQ 96.5

"REED, one of the best and upcoming artists in town." - KNDD 107.7 "The End"


Reed - blu

Stay Calm - KEXP, KROQ and KMTT
I Can't Wait - KISS, KEXP and KMTT
Why Can't I - KISS, KEXP and KMTT
Beauty and Dreams - KEXP and KMTT
Lemonade - KMTT (won several weeks in a row on the "New Music Melt Down")
Running Scared - KEXP
Throw It All - KEXP

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Feeling a bit camera shy


Seattle, WA, indie pop quintet Reed began in 2004 as the solo project of singer/guitarist/pianist Reed Hutchinson, who previously recorded under the name Plum St. and gained much local acclaim for their EP which was one of the winners of the Northwest Emerging Artist Award in 2005. After this success, Reed Hutchinson and cellist Aaron Douglas immediately started recording with Martin Feveyear at Jupiter Studios in Seattle. The result of these recordings was "blu"an album of impassioned and intimate songs that lead them to countless radio appearances and sold out performances. Needing a fuller sound to match the potency of these recordings, Reed, along with cellist Aaron Douglas, decided to add bassist Tige DeCoster, drummer Byron Vannoy and violinist/pianist Trevor Lutzenhiser to complete his orchestral indie rock band.

Reed played with Alice In Chains, Heart and Sir Mix Alot at the Tsunami Benefit show, performed at The Showbox and has sold out the Seattle's Triple Door every time he's played there. Reed Hutchinson has played as a solo act several times in France, at the infamous Chesterfields and several other clubs in Paris. "Lemonade" had a long run on KMTT's "new music melt-down" even beating out Death Cab For Cutie's "Soul Meets Body" which went on to being number 60 on US Hot 100 charts.

Reed Hutchinson is currently recording "blanc" and "red" which will be released spring / summer 2008.