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Scott Hutchison (20 November 1981 – 10 May 2018) was a Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist and artist. He was the founding member and primary songwriter of the indie rock band Frightened Rabbit.[1] Hutchison was also a member of the musical collective The Fruit Tree Foundation, and released one solo album under the moniker Owl John.

Scott Hutchison
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Hutchison performing with Frightened Rabbit at SXSW in 2013
Background information
Born(1981-11-20)20 November 1981
Selkirk, Scotland
Died10 May 2018 (aged 36)
South Queensferry, Scotland
GenresIndie rock, indie folk
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2003–2018
LabelsAtlantic Records, Fat Cat Records
Associated actsFrightened Rabbit, Owl John, The Fruit Tree Foundation, Mastersystem
Websitefrightenedrabbit.com

His last musical project was the indie "supergroup" Mastersystem, featuring Frightened Rabbit bandmate and brother Grant alongside members of Editors and Minor Victories.

Hutchison was reported missing by Scottish police and the members of Frightened Rabbit on 9 May 2018.[2] Hutchison was last seen at 1 a.m. 9 May leaving a hotel in South Queensferry.[3] Police discovered a body at 8:30 p.m. that evening in the Port Edgar region near South Queensferry.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Lewis, John (7 February 2013). "We were never cold enough to be art school". Metro. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  2. "Concern for missing indie band singer". BBC News. 9 May 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  3. Kreps, Daniel (9 May 2018). "Frightened Rabbit Singer Scott Hutchison Reported Missing". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  4. "Body confirmed as missing Frightened Rabbit singer". BBC News. 11 May 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018.