My new album ‘A World Outside’ based around a very unique road trip I embarked on last year is coming out Oct 27th 2023.

Road trips have always played a pretty large role in my life. They have this amazing ability to transport us elsewhere. There’s a sense of freedom and adventure that are pretty hard to match I love the challenge of the unexpected, and this one was that…

It was a momentous one, hundreds of miles away from civilization, a land steeped in ancient indigenous and geological history, following a landscape bathed in magical red and orange hues…

Just like the scenery on a road trip transports you, I think music does the same thing, it heightens that sense of emotion and taps into that deep sense of our own selves… I wanted to douse myself in this landscape’s wild and untamed openness interpreting that experience through music. It’s a way of making lasting memories and this album is my way of documenting that… I look forward to taking you there…

In Celebration of World Sleep Day 2023, 22 universal music group artists from across the globe debut 50 new pieces. Music has always played a significant role for me in quieting the mind. My contribution, Time To Forget, is about culling the vast amount of information the brain collects, absorbs and processes throughout the day and letting it all go. The melody has this purposeful hypnotic riff throughout lulling you into that peaceful quiet space we all love to go and this kind of ambient music is an inviting way to take you there. I hope it brings you the quietude this kind of music brings myself.

The track features my long time beautiful friend and Cellist Peter Hollo and some spectacular soprano vocals performed by Sandra Lui and Josephine Stark.

After a 6 week tour in Europe and recent return from the overflowing & colourful Dark Mofo festival I’ll be doing my last show for a while with my full line up!………

Head to the warm loungey artist hub of Venue 505 where we’ll be bringing together a collection of my most recent releases from ‘Wide Asleep’ and ‘Yonder’ …….

Joining me on the night are very special guests The Tall Grass. The duo is a collaboration between two of Australia’s most esteemed cult songwriters Peter Fenton (Crow) and my older brother Jamie Hutchings (Bluebottle Kiss/Infinity Broke).

S O P H I E    H U T C H I N G S  + Special Guests T H E   T A L L G R A S S – Friday 28th July


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I’ll be playing two Solo shows in March prior to heading off to Europe.  One in Sydney with my fine Piano friend Luke Howard… A night fully devoted to Solo Piano. You can grab tickets and further details here:

Sydney March 16th:

and another in Melbourne with another couple of beautifully talented friends Tony Dupe and Clair Deak who go under the guise ‘Abandoned Fireworks Factory,’ Details can be found here:

Melbourne March 23rd:

I will be bringing ‘Wide Asleep’ to Sydney Sat 10th Sep and Melbourne Thurs 22nd Sep with my beautiful strings –  Peter Hollo (Cello) and Jay Kong (Violin)

Please Note:  MELBOURNE SHOW – Seated tickets have sold out however you can order and secure standing room tickets for the event by emailing

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Luke Howard who divides his time between Europe and Australia will be opening the evening with his ever gorgeously known piano style to set the scene…

MELBOURNE LAUNCH: Paris Cat Thurs 22nd Sep
Situated at Goldie place. Hosting a lovely Grand Piano, Paris Cat is a little hub of arts culture. The gorgeous little 3 story warehouse was built in 1895 and the French chic decor makes for a beautiful bit of cosy ambience


SYDNEY LAUNCH: Glebe Justice Centre Sat 10th Sep
Performed by candle light, this will be an extra special evening as it will include beautiful visuals set to Wide Asleeps live performance. It’s a BYO venue so you can bring whatever poison you fancy and settle in for the evening. It’s so relaxed you can bring a bean bag if you really want to!.. It’s one of the only Sydney venues you can lay and listen…. Limited lounges available so get in early to secure a place for your derrière!……


With Wide Asleep, Hutchings has taken her compositional scope into larger realms of sound and feeling. It is her most searching work, based on ideas on consciousness between sleep and wakefulness. In her most dazzling and poignant pieces to date, Hutchings’ piano lines extend with both electricity and elegance, winding through strings, textured ambience and through beauty and vitality. Reaching further with her music than ever before……


‘Sophie has already established herself as one of the foremost composers in the hazily-defined arena of modern classical’ – Tone Deaf Magazine

‘Hutchings’ storytelling is powerful and often sublime’ BERNARD ZUEL Sydney Morning Herald & The Age

‘Hutchings’ ability to work in the light as eloquently as she explores darkness marks this album as her most expansive and resonant work to date’ – Chris Familton The Music

‘Expect to hear pins drop as she plays’ –  Sydney Metro

Wide Asleep will be released July 22nd 2016!

It’s been a lengthy yet purposeful journey and I’m really pleased that it’s finally availble  to share with you. It’s now your turn to take ‘Wide Asleep’ on your own listening journey to where ever that may be.

There’s also a boutique Vinyl edition available for Vinyl lovers.  You can read about and pre-order ‘Wide Alseep’ in all available formats here….



XX Sophie