Eric Hutchinson Performs On Conan Tuesday, June 12th
June 9th, 2012 | Stephen Vicino
ERIC HUTCHINSON PERFORMS ON “CONAN” TUESDAY, JUNE 12
Viral Video By Impressionist Jim Meskimen (Jib Jab, “Whose Line Is It Anyway”) Imagines De Niro, Bush, Clooney And Others Reciting Lyrics To Eric’s Hit Single, “Watching You Watch Him”
Hutchinson Sells Out 22 Shows To Date On U.S. Headline Tour,
Including June 26 Concert At NYC’s Highline Ballroom
Eric Hutchinson will perform his Top 10 AAA/Top 20 Hot AC hit, “Watching You Watch Him,” on “Conan” on Tuesday, June 12. Billboard awarded the single three out of four stars while the Detroit Free Press praised its “jangly retro flair” and the Allentown Morning Call said it “captures the spirit of Buddy Holly’s groundbreaking pop.” “‘Watching You Watch Him’, is definitely a song you’ll want to add to your summer playlist,” noted Seventeen.com.
The track was recently iTunes’ “Single of the Week.” The video for “Watching You Watch Him,” which is in rotation now at VH1, can be seen at:
The Warner Bros. Records recording artist joins up with the “Conan” crew at the Chicago Theatre, where they are taping this week’s shows. Their trek to Chicago coincides with the TBS Just For Laughs comedy festival, which is being held in the Windy City June 12-17.
Eric’s witty lyrics and off-the-cuff live improvisational style has caught the attention of impressionist Jim Meskimen (Jib Jab, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”). In just a few short days, Meskimen has racked up over 100,000 views of his take on “Watching You Watch Him.” Imagine the song’s lyrics recited by Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin, Rush Limbaugh, George W. Bush, John Malkovich, Simon Cowell, George Clooney and a host of others – or, better yet, see it for yourself at:
Hutchinson returns to New York City’s Highline Ballroom for a second sold out show on June 26. Twenty-two dates on his current headline tour have sold out to date, including shows in Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, San Francisco, Austin and Seattle. See below for remaining dates.
“Backed by a tight and happy three-man band (plus two horn players on various tunes), he opened the show on keyboards with the jaunty, optimistic ‘Best Days’ before switching to electric guitar for the funky ‘You Don’t Have to Believe Me,’ where the energetic vintage-Prince vibe was bolstered by a snatch of Naughty by Nature’s ”O.P.P.,” said the Orange County Register. “By the encores, the whole place was standing for ‘Rock & Roll’ and a frenetic take on ‘The Basement,’ where Hutchinson & Co. were in old-school rock ‘n’ soul revue mode…an exhilarating finish.”
Moving Up Living Down – produced by Mike Elizondo (Eminem, Regina Spektor) and Martin Terefe (Jason Mraz, James Morrison) – recently debuted in the Top 30 of The Billboard 200 after Hutchinson’s appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Show with David Letterman” and “Live From Daryl’s House.” The new album followsEric’s full-length debut, Sounds Like This,which rocketed on to Billboard’s Heatseekers chart at No. 1 and has sold more than 250,000 units. It yielded three radio hits – the Gold-certified “Rock & Roll,” which hit No. 1 at Triple A, and the Top 5 singles “OK, It’s Alright With Me” and “Oh!”
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