Hugh- Solo Pianist Vocalist

Pop, Folk & Soul Ballads

With his effortlessly authentic voice and delightfully subtle pianism, Hugh continues to charm audiences with his ever-personal arrangements of pop, folk and soul ballads.

Playing songs by artists such as Bill Withers, John Mayer and Laura Mvula, Hugh provides the perfect live-lounge accompaniment to any occasion.

A postgraduate scholar at the renowned Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Hugh is faultlessly professional and his humble manner makes him a pleasure to deal with.

Audio Demos

There will never be another you
Sometimes you need
Willow weep for me
Lump Sum
Sandy Grey
I fall in love too easily
Georgia On My Mind

Hugh sings and plays with exquisite precision and care, taking his broad range of influences to create a unique blend of pop, folk and soul. He can also perform purely instrumental or jazz sets.

Contemporary Repertoire
● Sam Smith
● Laura Mvula
● Jamie Cullum
● Bill Withers
● Michael Kiwanuka
● Ben Folds
● Bon Iver
● Chet Baker
● James Taylor
● John Martyn
● John Mayer
● Louis Armstrong
● Nina Simone
● Paul Simon
● Ray Charles
● Rufus Wainwright

Jazz Repertoire includes
● Ain’t Misbehavin – Fats Waller
● Beautiful Love – Young, King and Van Alstyne
● A Night in Tunisia – Dizzy Gillespie
● Au Privave – Charlie Parker
● Bernie’s Tune – Bernie Miller
● Elite Syncopation – Scott Joplin
● Georgia On My Mind – Carmichael and Gorrell
● Little Waltz – Ron Carter
● Lullabye of Birdland – Geroge Shearing
● Maiden Voyage – Herbie Hancock
● My Funny Valentine – Richard Rodgers
● Polkadots and Moonbeams – Jimmy Van Heusen
● Someday My Prince Will Come – Larry Morey
● Over the Rainbow – Harburg & Allen {arr. G. Shearing}
● St. Thomas – Sonny Rollins
● Stella by Starlight – Victor Young
● Straight No Chaser – Thelonious Monk
● Waltz for Debby – Bill Evans
● and many more…


Hugh is most a commonly solo performer, but can also perform as part of a duo, accompanied by a saxophonist / singer.

Hugh comes with a piano and PA System to suit intimate occasions of 100-150 people. For a larger scale performance, audio equipment would need to be organised.

Hugh’s music was dripping with beautiful piano and vocals.
– Richard Croft, Private Client

Hugh plays music that has been arranged with the greatest care. He has both the ability and wit to deliver consummately constructed pop and soul tunes.
– Substance Music

His level of professionalism displayed throughout was outstanding: a very sophisticated and engaging performance.
– Chrissie Wells, Private Client

Pop with jazz inflections and lovely soulful singing. You are just fantastic.
– Linda Serck, BBC Introducing

Not only does Hugh have a terrific voice, but his professionalism and attitude towards his music make him a pleasure to work with.
– Simon Hendry, Sound Engineer, The Roundhouse