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.
"Herky Cutler is 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
“Thanks for filling the room with AMAZING music!" Jade, The Loaf, Fernie, BC
"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
"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
"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
Art type: Live Music
Music type: Original Music
What this Artist plays most of the time
Home base: 305 11 Ave. SW High River, AB
Appeals most (but not limited) to: Audiences vary...bars, coffee houses, folk clubs, music festivals, corporate events, private parties, house concerts
Top Venues Performed/Exhibited *
Fionn MacCools, Cross Iron Mills, AB (Numerous Times)