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About Us

 

TENDER BRANCHES presents their music and message in a way that is fun, educational and inspirational.  They have performed at many festivals all over the world including “Cornerstone Festival” in Illinois and “Spring Harvest” in England. They have played at hundreds of schools and churches.  Their live performances have lots of audience participation and Honeys lyrics encourage children to “Be the Best” they can be and to life the Lord “Higher and Higher.” Tender Branches has a heart for children, but not only for children they have a heart for families, too.

TENDER BRANCHES CD’s are all original songs and feature their children, Harmony, Heather and Hana on quite a few songs also.  You will be singing along and be touched by the sincere messages and fun lyrics.

 

HONEY HUTCHCROFT and Kim have been playing music together for many years. Honey is an accomplished singer/songwriter who has written lots of children’s music.  She is the mother of three daughters who have been the inspiration for many of her songs.  Kim and Honey were blessed with their first grandchild this year, Jaxon, and Honey is starting to write songs for a whole new generation of children!  Her music is filled with a joy that is contagious and lifts the spirits of young and old alike.

 

KIM HUTCHCROFT, studio musician and founding member of the group SEAWIND, has recorded albums with artists such as: Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Rod Stewart, Donna Summers, Frank Sinatra, Diana Ross, Eros Ramazzotti, The Jackson 5, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Jermain Jackson, Boy George, Aretha Franklin, Chicago, Bette Midler, Smokey Robinson, Larry Carlton, Christopher Cross, Michael Omartian, Dr. John, Tom Petty, Michael McDonald, George Duke, Brothers Johnson, Hall & Oats, Billy Crystal, Brenda Russell, David Crosby, Herb Albert, Barry Manilow, Bob Seger, Michael Franks, Pati Austin, Joni Mitchell, Juice Newton, James Ingram, Roger McQuinn, Dionne Warwick, Ella Mental, Julio Englesias, Roberto Carlos, Gilberto Gil, Juan Carlos, Patrice Rushen, Harvey Mason, Rufus/Chaka Khan, The Average White Band, Neil Larson, Wilson/Philips, Burt Bacharach, Nancy Wilson, Natilie Cole,  Nat King Cole, Lee Ritinor, Yutaka, Brian Mann, Pauline Wilson, Bryan Duncan, Sandi Patti, Matthew Ward, The Imperials, Pat Boone, Debby Boone, Debbie McClendon, Causin’ Efekt, The Winnans, Howard McCrary, Maranatha Praise Band 6, Integrity Records ‘Shalom Jerusalem’, Adoni, Joel Churnoff, Promise Keepers, Adoni II, Tommy Coomes Praise Band Christmas.

Kim's Motion Picture credits include: Cars, Polar Express, Men In Black II, Austin Powers/Goldmember, A Bug’s Life, Flubber, Toy Story, James and the Giant Peach, Ghostbusters, Sister Act II, City Slickers II, Grumpy Old Men, Nine to Five, Fathers Day, Groundhog Day, U-571, Miss Congeniality, Conspiracy Theory, Center Stage, Bowfinger, My Giant, McHales Navy, Pay Back, Godzilla, Wild Things, The Goofy Movie, Golden Child, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, American Gigolo, Nothing To Lose, Breathless, Fast Forward, Bette Midler/Divine Madness, Fire Sale, Into The Night, Critical Condition, The Heavenly Kid, The Money Pit, The Wiz, This is Elvis, Used Cars, Dr. Detroit, Goodfellas, Running Scared, One Cooks One Doesn’t, Cry Baby, Blue Chips, Dying Young, Money For Nothing, Night And The City, Casper, Oliver And Company, Can’t Stop the Music, Speechless, The Paper, The Ghosts Of Mississippi, Nothing To Lose, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, My Date With The President’s Daughter, Nixon, Tag.

Kim's Television Credits include: Simon & Simon, Fame, CHIPS, Amen, Family Matters, Dallas, General Hospital, Family Honor, Empty Nest, Off the Rack, Smothers Brothers, Gummi Bears, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, Arsenio Hall, Joan Rivers, Mike Douglas, Dina Shore, Merv Griffin

•In 1995 Kim recorded the “Shalom Jerusalem’’ CD and video, live in Jerusalem, with Integrity Records, he also traveled that year with “Promise Keepers” as a member of their worship team.

•Kim is also the Music Director at Calvary Chapel Redlands, CA.  His instruments include all saxophones, flutes, recorders & keyboard.
 

What people are saying about Tender Branches:

“Over the years we have had a number of special musical events for children, but without reservation I can say that Kim and Honey were the best we’ve ever had at this church”
 

Ed Rea

Senior Pastor
Calvary Chapel Redlands, CA
 


 “It has been our great pleasure to know and work with Kim and Honey over the past years.  They have been so refreshing to have as part of our Kids Tent, Creation Station. It’s wonderful to see a husband and wife team up on behalf of young children. They are a real blessing to parents and kids!
 

REZ Band and Stu and Laurel Heiss

Cornerstone Music Festival, Jesus People USA

Chicago, Illinois
 


TENDER BRANCHES embraced the children in God’s love.  They lead them into the presence of the Lord in such a way that the children could participate and become actively involved in worshipping God.  I have known the Hutchcroft's personally for years.   Not only am I thrilled to see how the Lord has gifted them with His anointing in music, but also I can testify of their godly character and loving home.  I strongly endorse TENDER BRANCHES and know they would be a blessing to and church.

 

In His service,

Pastor Jim Cobrae

The Rock Christian Center, Loma Linda, CA
 


 “Their excitement for music and Kim’s outstanding talent as a professional musician bring a special magic to their music. I give Tender Branches my full recommendation.”
 

Karen Bryan, Principal

Charles Hoffman Elementary School

Running Springs, CA

 


 TENDER BRANCHES performed for the 1,200 preschool directors and teachers, at the ACSI Preschool conference at Calvary Church Santa Ana.  They were a smashing success!  Honey’s songs encourage us (children and adults) to “Cast Our Cares on Him” and to “Lift Him Higher and Higher.”  TENDER BRANCHES has a heart for children, but not only children... they have a heart for families. 


I enthusiastically recommend them to you for a night of ministry with moms, dads, and kids, for a school assembly or a time of celebrating Jesus in the church.

 

Sincerely,

Bonnie Ziebarth

Coordinator of Preschool Education; Southern California/Nevada

Association of Christian Schools International