Phideaux tricked Richard… How else do you explain a hardcore/post-punk/noise drummer named BLOODY RICH playing prog rock? Please don’t tell any of my friends.. Phideaux swore that there would be a mosh pit to this music…. well thats water under the bridge now.. I just have to make it as demented as humanly possible…
ok, here’s the boring bio stuff where I talk about myself in the 3rd person… creepy.. Bloody Rich, [aka Richard Hutchins] is a drummer/percussionist in New York’s Lower East Side. His first instrument was violin, which he played for over 4 years as a member of his school orchestra. He studied violin, piano, & recorder at the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia, and took private violin & theory lessons until around age 10.
Around age 12, he became interested in creating his own music. Richard took guitar lessons and then a few bass lessons, and spent all his free time jamming with his friends. At one jam, Richard sat down at a drum kit that belonged to the singer’s brother, & started playing a beat & simple rolls. From that moment on, Richard knew his purpose in life was to play drums.
Besides PHIDEAUX, Richard currently performs with LUBRICATED GOAT [post-punk/noise], SEAN SMITH & THE SETTING SONS [singer/songwriter/folk rock], LOVE STRUCK [rockabilly/garage], and various other projects around New York. He was also drum section leader of THE HUNGRY MARCH BAND [a 20-odd piece brass band] for many years. And he loves to play drums wearing his kilt.