Knowledge Identifier: +Ashley_Hutchings
He met guitarist Simon Nicol in 1966 when they both played in the 'Ethnic Shuffle Orchestra'
Simon Nicol - In 1966 he was asked to join local band the Electric Shuffle Orchestra by bass guitarist Ashley Hutchings, and soon left his job at a local cinema to play full-time
Sandy Denny - "Melody Maker" readers twice voted her the "Best British Female Singer" in 1970 and 1971 and, together with contemporaries including Richard Thompson and Ashley Hutchings, she participated in a one-off project called The Bunch to record a collection of rock and roll era standards released under the title of "Rock On"
Simon Nicol - In 1972 Simon Nicol was part of the by now reduced six-piece-line up of the Albion Country Band featuring vocalists Royston Wood and Steve Ashley, Sue Draheim on fiddle, Ashley Hutchings on bass guitar and Dave Mattacks on drums
Simon Nicol - Along with Dave Mattacks, Ashley Hutchings, singer Royston Wood andsinger and multi-instrumentalist Steve Ashley and American fiddler Sue Draheim Nicol teamed up with Richard Thompson and Linda Peters to form the trio Hokey Pokey in 1973
Simon Nicol - In 1976 Nicol was the main guitarist on Ashley Hutchings' second Morris dance revival project, Son of Morris On
On 12 December 2013 Hutchings was presented with the Gold Badge award of the English Folk Dance and Song Society at an Albion Christmas Band concert held at Kings Place, London