'Dan Hughes is absolutely fantastic! I highly recommend him and always look forward to watching him perform. He is an extremely talented vocalised and musician with a great range of songs. Dan is very professional with a true passion for what he does.'
Having slowly but surely built a loyal fanbase over the past decade Dan Hughes truly is the example of a hard working Independent musician in a forever changing landscape.
Being surrounded by music from an early age Dan has been performing and playing in local bands and regional outfits being exposed to different music and styles.
At the age of 16 Dan enrolled in the highly regarded music college BIMM ( British and Irish Modern Music Institute.) where he received lesson's from such world class talent as Mark Knopfler, Guthrie Govan, Kelly Joe Phelps along side his education he also played in many bands even playing the highly regarded Brighton Udderbelly Festival.
After leaving Brighton Dan Found himself back in the midlands without a band and started to play solo shows playing regularly at the well known Leicestershire venue 'The Musician' from those shows Dan started performing around the Midlands UK playing up to 250 plus shows a year gaining experience and truly honing his craft as a working musician even branching out playing shows in Europe.
During Dan's busy schedule he found himself playing shows with his own three piece band (Dan Hughes Trio).
In 2016 Dan released Dan Hughes Trio's debut album 'Neil' which saw tours of the Far East, Europe and Caribbean growing his fanbase along the way. The album was released on UK/Indian indie record label 'Panda Records' which was the first indie album to come out on a European/ Asian Record label, gaining a cult following. 2017 saw a return to the Far East in support of 'Neil' where he played a string of dates across South Korea including the 'Green Blue Festival' and featuring on Korean TV Show 'Band of Dreams.
In 2018 Dan was back in the UK playing session guitar for US guitarist Janet Robin(Lindsey Buckingham, Randy Rhodes) on her UK tour as well as later that year playing bass guitar for X factor duo The Shure's. Alongside this Dan was back on the road performing solo show's and working on some new music for the follow up to the trio debut album 'Neil'.
After taking a break from performing Dan 'String EP' which was well received with positive music industry reviews. The lead track 'Feels like thunder' got a remix from US indie Artist 'Life at Super 8' which helped gain some new fans in North America.
Over lockdown 2020 Dan started composing music for indie projects collaboration with people from all over the world composing for Podcast's, Short Films and indie shows.
Along side this Dan used his years of experience to start a Online Music Tuition services where he has gained a solid teaching base both Domestically and Globally.
Dan is currently back in the studio working on a solo album to be released this year as well as other music projects. In world of 5 minute wonders and social media stars Dan truly is a Musician that dedicates his life and passion to music and wishes you to come along for the ride....