Hugh Kelly is a Glasgow based singer songwriter – often described as having a bluesy, soul sound, complemented with a gravely vocal tone.
Since releasing his first single & subsequent EP in Feb 2016, Hugh has performed over 300+ gigs around UK, from the south coast of England to as far north as the Shetland Islands in Scotland – highlights being performances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the BBC and Scottish Television (STV).
In his short 3 year music career, Hugh has featured extensively in national press, radio interviews and music blogs and has been featured as Artist/Single of the Week on numerous radio stations throughout UK and in the USA
When asked if there were any particular gigs that stood out recently, Hugh said:
“I think playing iconic venues for the first time such as King Tuts in Glasgow, The Bedford & the Alleycat in London, really stand out – they were all packed and it was just brilliant. However, if I had to pick one it would have to be performing for all the golf pros and A-list celebrities, for the first time, at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews in October 2017 – a bit surreal, with so many famous faces sitting there and listening to you, but great fun!”
2018 was a busy year which included a Scottish tour in April visiting Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Aviemore & Inverness. Regular performances in and around the Scottish central belt have continued, as have numerous appearances at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In October 2018 Hugh was invited back to the Dunhill Links Championship at St.Andrews for two performances over the weekend for visitors, golf pros and celebrities.
In terms of releases in the last 12 months, Hugh released an EP in May 2018 from his live performance at Sofar Sounds earlier in the year. The EP tracks can be heard on Hugh's Spotify account. The main focus of 2018, however, was songwriting with a view to releasing new material in 2019. You will be able to hear some of Hugh's new material at his first main gigs of 2019 at King Tuts, Glasgow on Thurs 21 March & at the 'March into Pitlochry' Festival on Sat 23 March.