Clayton Hutson Steps in the live music production industry

Clayton Huston has worked side by side with various famous people every day. Through his, career Clay has built himself a reputation of resilience and hard work where he always aims at producing top quality products. He has a vast background in the world of tour production, audio design and engineering logistics, stage management and production management. This has left him capable and well positioned to handle and understand every aspe4ct of music production and to be able to manage live events flawlessly.

Clayton says that much of his success has come about after working with various talented individuals over the years. He says that his crew makes him so proud as they always perform above and beyond the expectations of the highly competitive industry.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Theater design. After earning this, he set out to begin his career where he took a position as a consultant and designer for one of the regional light and sound company in the Midwest. His break came about when he was offered a job to be the production manager for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He says that this position became the basis for all his future work and his start point in the field of live music.

The fact that his skills stretch far in show productions has seen him take up various roles in the arena over the years. However, his passion is always driving him to come up with multiple ways to be more creative and to expand his skills in production. This desire is what made him take a step of faith in launching his own company. He began a company that offered a wide variety of services in the music production industry.

Today, Clay Hutson has managed to realize his dreams where he is one of the most sought-after names in the industry of music productions. He comes up with new, creative and better ways of satisfying his clients’ needs. He integrates new technologies with traditional concepts and techniques to come up with the perfect blend of old and new. His unique and valuable perspective has become a very active player in the live production industry.

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Alex Pall Chases Emotional Connection With Chainsmokers’ Music

The Chainsmoker’s new single “Sick Boy” has a message to share with its listeners, and that message is a little dark. It may be unheard of to look for meaning, relevance, and social commentary within the synth beat of a dance song, but that is exactly what the DJ duo of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart have given us. According to Pall it is direction the duo insists on taking, as it is one more step in their overall quest of identity. Pall and Taggart do not want to be just a pair of DJ’s, they also do not want to become parodies of themselves, what they want is to be established as artists. “Sick Boy” is the first of a new series of songs that represent the groups journey of self-discovery, and so far their fans are ready to come along.

 

“Sick Boy” targets the addiction of social media, remarking on how it syphons identity, and touching on the duo’s on frustration with overexposure. As celebrities they are constantly in the spotlight with no real privacy to be found. “Sick Boy” and singles like “Closer” are examples of the duo’s involvement in song writing. One of many elements that set the duo apart from the rest of the genre. Another element is Andrew Taggart providing the lead vocals. Usually the human element within EDM, DJ’s look to other artists. According to Pall the group does not want to make typical dance music anymore but create a body of work that focuses on their identity as artists. “Its really exciting to witness our music find emotional connection in our listeners” Pall said, stating that the group makes music for themselves first.

 

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It is also about relevance. According to Taggart it is very easy to become a parody of yourself. The haunting epidemic of irrelevance within music chases many an artist. Popular one second, outdated the next. Pushing boundaries is a way for the Chainsmokers to remain at the forefront, to constantly relate to their listeners, and not lose their voice. So far it is working.

 

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The Chainsmokers Rise to Fame

Meet the Chain smokers. They have reached success not in smoking, but for being DJs and producing duo songs that are epic. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are the current chain smokers. Initially, chain-smokers were made up of Pall and former DJ Rhett Bixler. The group reformed in 2012 under the management of Adam Alpert who introduced Pall to Taggart who was working in a gallery by then.

Chainsmokers awards

Chainsmokers have received many awards for their songs. The song Bouquet that featured ‘Roses’ was released in 2015 and was voted among the top 10 in the US Billboard 100. They also released the ‘Don’t let me down the song that was among their top five single which won the ‘Grammy awards for the best Dance Recording’ which was released in 2016 with their debut studio Album.

Chainsmokers and Hasley honour Avicii at the Billboards Music Awards

If you are new in the world of secular music, you may be wondering who Avicii is? Avicii was a darling to many. For the lovers of music, he was a known Swedish DJ and renowned producer. He passed away at the age of 28 after struggling with mental illness for long before it was discovered he took his own life. Chainsmokers and Hasley took time to honour him during the Billboards Music Awards. They acknowledged how essential and inspirational he was to them and the community at large. The chain smokers dedicated their award to Avicii for influencing them to reach the success in pop music.

Chain smokers win Top the Billboard’s dance 100

Chain smokers were named the first in the dance artist on the billboards dance 100. They showcased an epic performance in Ultra Miami Performance. Their hit went viral and now appears first on the billboards top 100 lists. The sick boy song that they released caught fans by surprise. The song was provocative and entertaining to fans of all age brackets.

The chain smokers have remained in the minds of their fans by producing new songs that are trendy and catchy to all fans regardless of age and class.

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Top Artists Want Tour Manager Clayton Hutson

Clayton Hutson is tour manager and stage engineer for many of the top musical artists and bands. The tours take him from location to location, moving from one to the other in very short periods of time. The setting for each show has to be perfectly orchestrated to ultimately deliver a flawless, on-stage sound experience. This is just a part of what Clayton does.

 

He attended Central Michigan University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Theater Design and Production. He achieved an MBA at the University of Michigan. Soon after that, he moved to Minneapolis for a position as production manager for Evangelist Billy Graham.

 

After several years, Clayton was very happy to get the chance to go on tour with Marilyn Manson, which he did for 3 years. He shone with his technical expertise, knowledge, attention to detail, precision timing, and everything else he put into every production. His career took off.

 

Clayton Hutson, with 25 years of experience, is well known, and much sought after by some of the biggest names in the industry. He has worked as tour manager for the Backstreet Boys, Jennifer Nettles, Pink, Alice in Chains, Aaron Lewis and Staind, and New Kids on the Block, just to name a few. The tours have taken him around the world.

 

Clayton Hutson uses the DiGiCo brand consoles, and he likes the portability of the SD11 model. The company introduced its SD11 console in 2011, and it was first used during the Aaron Lewis tour that year. Clayton was the tour manager for Aaron Lewis, founder of Staind. He had used earlier model consoles by DiGiCo, such as the SD7 and the SD8. He was anxious to try out the SD 11 because of its smaller size, which he felt would be more convenient when traveling.

 

“I also had the very first, hand-built D5 out with Marilyn Manson almost ten years ago. Considering the volatility of that artist, taking a new console out was a risk… but it worked out fantastically. DiGiCo had my back then and I’ve been a supporter ever since,” Clayton Hutson commented. Learn more:  http://fohonline.com/news/17024-ver-drives-onerepublic’s-honda-civic-tour-production.html