Kelland Hutchence was a warm and generous man whose passion for life was exuberant. He rose each day excited by activity, whether it was walking and talking with Susie, writing letters, working on his book, planning “Michael projects”, organising his gourmet food export business or entertaining friends. Sometimes he would spend the morning sitting on his balcony overlooking the glorious Sydney Harbour, sipping tea and reading the paper in the warmth of the Australian sun. His cat,… Read more
22nd January, 1960 – 22nd November, 1997 Never Tear Us Apart As this goes to print, it has just been announced that Michael’s song, “Never Tear Us Apart” has been voted Australia’s all time most popular lyric. He wrote simple, yet sensitive lyrics that people everywhere can identify with. The award is an amazing and fitting tribute to Michael and to INXS. Whenever we hear those unmistakable opening chords, it may take us back to a… Read more
You are greatly endeared in the hearts of all your family both near, and not so far away.
We hope you’re having a big party wherever you are. You’ll never be forgotten.
Always a big fan of the official Michael Hutchence Memorial site, INXS band member Kirk Pengilly recently took time out of his busy world tour schedule to talk with us. Jodie Patterson: In January 2005, when we last spoke with you at the Australia Week Gala Dinner in Los Angeles, you said the band was wading into unchartered territory. You were about to embark on the search for a new lead singer with the CBS TV show,… Read more
Do you know how the tradition began? I first celebrated Michael’s birthday eight years ago with his family, band, crew and friends on board a small yacht in Sydney Harbour. It was an idyllic Saturday evening and the first occasion all had come together since Michael’s funeral some two months before. Conversations tried to centre on normalities, as the mention of Michael’s name was still extremely delicate and emotional for everyone. Most of those invited had… Read more
It was on the 22nd January, 1960 at 8.30am, when Michael Kelland Hutchence first graced this earth. From his first smile to his parents, Patricia and Kelland, he would continue touching hearts all around the world. He had a natural gift of spreading love, peace and inspiration, through soulful eyes and an infectious smile. How fortunate we are to have the gift of Michael and his music. As we approach Michael’s 46th Birthday, why not raise… Read more
Today we sadly reach the third anniversary of the passing of Kelland Hutchence who was one of the dearest men I have ever had the privilege to call a close friend. Providentially, now the world has a rare glimpse into the personhood of Kelland through last month’s release of “The Loved One”. Perhaps the DVD documentary on Michael’s life could have better been entitled “The Loved Ones” as it presents both father and son through the… Read more
As we reach the 8th anniversary of the passing of Michael Kelland Hutchence, the question many are asking is, “Will Michael’s boots ever be filled?” The past year has seen a substantial growth in the number of people visiting his Official Website and leaving him a message in the online Guestbook. Up to 10,000 new visitors a day have been regularly logged, which is an indication that Michael is as popular as ever. Much of the… Read more
Michael’s 8th Memorial Anniversary is fast approaching on the 22nd of this month, so as in previous years, we will be gathering in honour of Michael’s memory for a drink and chat at the Sydney Hard Rock Café on Friday 25th November. For those of you who still haven’t been to the Hard Rock Café, you will be awestruck by the magnitude of the collection of impressive memorabilia which adorns every available space, not to mention… Read more
We wish precious Tiger a very happy birthday. We hope your day is very special, filled with fun and surrounded with love from family and friends.
Happy Birthday to our dear Kell Hutchence. You are affectionately remembered and never forgotten.
The horror that has taken place in London has reverberated around the world. Ian Patterson, one of our Co-Directors has worked with some of his London music students to try and counteract hatred and violence with the creative and peaceful spirit of music, something Michael would have really identified with. One of Ian’s 15 year old female students, Kalliopi, has written a poignant song that contrasts the images of horror with those of love and peace…. Read more
We know that all fans of Australian music will join with us in expressing our deep sorrow at the passing of another great Aussie musician this Easter weekend, 2005. Paul Hester, 46, father of two young girls and well known drummer with the internationally revered Crowded House will be greatly missed. His funny antics and excellent musicianship skills were an integral part of Crowded House’s image world wide. It’s sad to know that another great group,… Read more
Happy 45th Birthday Michael To celebrate Michael’s 45th birthday we are delighted to present two new exclusive articles and an unreleased third version of “Deliver Me”. Jodie Patterson, an Australian freelance reporter living in the USA, caught up with INXS’ Kirk Pengilly at the Penfolds Gala Black Tie Dinner in LA last week. Her interview with Kirk, his personal reflections on Michael and pictures can be found here. Ian Patterson completes his article on “How Hutch Composed a… Read more