Gordon Hughes

Influencer, Band Member, Singer, Guitarist, Bass Guitarist,… more

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Peaceful Easy Feelin

Recording taken from Sky TV Show Music Express featuring Gordon on Guitar & Vocals

01Peaceful Easy Feelin
02Johnny B Goode
03Jeans Song Original Song By Gordon
04Mustang Sally
05Breakin Up Is hard To Do Jazz Version
06Into Your Eyes & Into Your Life
07September Morn
08My Life
09Hello
010Let Your Love Flow
11Apache (Guitar instrumental)Live
12Impossible Dream
13Dailies ( Award winning original music )
14Lay Down Sally
15He Aint Heavy & Hi Ho Silver Lining 2014
16Can't Get enough Of Your Love
17America
18My Girl
19Desperado
20I Saw her Standing There
21Nothin But The Tail Lights

Credits & experience

2019
  • Appearing weekly on Chat & Spin Internet radio with a live interview & music track
  • Continuing solo Gig work, TV appearances and 2 piece band Ritz featuring live Guitar Vocals & drums : Solo Gigs & 2 Piece band Ritz gig & function work
2018
  • Continuing work as Solo Guitar Vocalist / Entertainer : Solo Guitar & Vocal Entertainer
  • Continuing Guitar Session Work On Sky TV Keep It Country Channel, Recorded at Caird Hall Dundee : TV Guitar Session Work
  • Released Accoustic / Piano Vocal recording of original song , Jeans Song.
2017
  • Caird Hall Dundee : Ongoing live session guitar performances recorded at Dundee's Caird Hall broadcast on Sky TV's Keep It Country channel. Also responsible for Live stage sound management and broadcast sound edit
  • Live radio appearance on East Coast Radio featured 45 minute accoustic set of own material : Live radio appearance East Coast Radio with 45 minute accoustic set of own material
2016
  • Regular recording work for Sky TV,s Janey Kirk Show at the Caird Hall Dundee on session guitar
2015
  • Recording and live work as a solo act and 2 piece plus TV work
2014
  • On going solo act and 2 piece work and session work for TV
2013
  • Continuing to work as solo Guitar & Vocal act & 2 piece band RITZ : Gigs throughout the the UK from London to north of Scotland. Venues include Sky TV production studio, Recording Session work, Theatres, Holiday Parks, Hotels, Corporate events, Clubs & Weddings.
  • Repeat appearances on SKY TV MUSIC EXPRESS SHOW : Performances of 2 songs plus an interview for the above SKY TV show
2012
  • Also Performing 1 man show self contained in Scotland : Clubs,Functions,Weddings,Hotels,Corporate Events
  • 2 Piece Band Work with Ritz : Clubs,Functions,Weddings,Hotels,Corporate Events
1997
  • Solo Guitar Vocal work cabaret : self contained solo work throughout Scotland in clubs ,hotels and functions
  • Commissioned to write the music media materials for international product launch : Recieved an international award for the work done on this project
1990
  • Re-Formed Ritz with original 3 piece line up Guitar Vocals , Keyboards, Drums : Worked extensively throughout Scotland and England as a pro backing band.Also did session work for radio ,and recording projects
1981
  • Combined band work with solo and cabaret work in Scotland : Performed music shows in Clubs ,Theatres and Hotels
1979
  • Formed Ritz : Pro 3 piece backing and cabaret band playing clubs & theatres
1975
  • Taught Guitar : Tutored Students on Guitar Basics from Home
  • Joined Pro cabaret Band JADE Runners Up On NEW FACES TV SHOW : Left In 1976 & Worked as Solo Entertainer

Music

Guitar ability

Expert


Bass Guitar ability

Expert


Vocal ability

Classically trained


Vocal range

Tenor


Composer ability

Expert


Producer ability

Expert


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Classical

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Electronic
  • Jazz
  • Country

Influences: Eagles, Gary Moore, George Benson, Joe Bonnamssa, Earth Wind & Fire, Status Quo, The Shadows, Clint Black, Garth Brooks, Uriah Heep,

I am a professional singer & guitarist with many years of experience in the music business.
I have worked fronting and leading bands for many years and as a backing musician, and for the last 17 years I have worked as a solo entertainer / guitar vocal act.
I record, arrange and produce my own backing tracks .The music styles I feature covers all types and styles and ranges from 1940's timeline to up to date in styles of ; Pop,Rock,Soul,Ballads,Country,RocknRoll,Rock,Blues,Jazz,Big Band,musicals & Scottish traditional music & instrumentals. I utilise high tech guitar synth technology in my act & play with or without backing tracks or with live backing musicians or accoustically.
I have a number of TV and Radio appearances over many years and recently recorded a number of shows live at The Caird Hall Dundee as session guitar player in the house band for Sky TV,s Janey Kirk Show . I featured in a 20 minute spot with my solo act ,the video is on this web page on SKY TV's Music Express, which aired throughout Europe. The show was aired weekly over a six month period. Other videos in the video section include a live gigs and live music jam night videos ( unrehearsed) from jam night sessions recorded at a venue in Dunfermline.
The audio section of my page contains live recordings from gigs and also original recordings for an award winning project done for the worldwide launch of Dailies ( Launch music & media Music ) in form of 2 songs . One for the USA market and the other for EU. An Accoustic recording Jean song also features . I wrote this for my wife Jean not long after we met 33 years ago and recorded this LIVE in 1 take on a home recorder with my late brother David on keyboards onto a portable cassette based multi track recorder to be played as our first dance at our wedding. I have cleaned up the background noise but the track has had nothing added or taken away and is as recorded all these years ago but also stands as an example of my accoustic work Because I record live gigs content in this section changes on a regular basis.
I am experienced in working all types of venues and and my act changes from gig to gig to suit each audience type. As well as the guitar vocal set with backing tracks ( my own and not karaoke type ) I work with live backing musicians and also have an accoustic set.
I sing and play for up to 3 to 4 hours at a time with breaks and have a set list that comprises over 500 songs.
Uniquely, I also feature a 2 piece band with live drums that has the sound and impact of a 5 piece pro function /covers band.
The equipment I use is state of the art and is regularly added to and upgraded. I have recently changed to a digital QSC desk with all its powerful control and performance features. Alongside this I have added again to the guitar side with a Blackstar TVP ID260 2X12 combo and floor controller with an upgrade on the vocal harmony side as well via TC Electronic Voicetouch Live 2 unit. The PA is changeable according to venue size and utilises a Bose Line Array L1 system with Bass Bins plus 2X JBL 315 powered speakers for monitors and a Peavey 250 watt wedge system. For guitar I use a number of alternatives for smaller venues including rack mounted or floor based amp systems V allowing space and sound restrictions required at these gigs. The backing tracks I use are mostly made and created by myself. There are no karaoke tracks and no fadeouts. I have a 1 bar count in on each track just as you'd expect a live band to start all in sync. For backing track playback I mainly use a Boss BR system and have backup playback devices with a Roland sound canvass Audio/Midi unit and Mini Disc system. I prefer not to use a laptop for playback as they can be temprememntal and can crash during a performance.
I work from a choice of 8 different guitars including 2 accoustics and a 5 string Bass. One of my Fender strats is fitted with the guitar synth system and the others include a Telecaster, 2015 Fender Strat with maple neck, Yamaha RGX A2 and Hagstrom Super Swede.
I have a floor based foot effects pedal system that has 12 pedals of various types with others available to customise uses for different types of music show requirement.
I can use a Mackie 16 channel desk and/or a small 8 channel desk if required.

TV & Reality

I feature as the session guitarist 2 times a week currently on 'SKY TV's' 'Keep It Country', Channel 376 on 'The Janey Kirk Show'. I have featured on the show since september 2016. The show is recorded live at 'Dundees Caird Hall' and airs on a Wednesday evening at 11pm and repeats on a saturday morning the same week at 11am. It is also available on Freesat. The show has a large Irish based audience in both N Ireland and Eire and has the highest viewing figures on this channel at present. It also broadcasts to Europe and USA weekly .
I manage the live sound for each show which has a live audience and manage the TV production sound production and its process during each ive show recording. The PA equipment, digital desk, radio mics and supporting audio and computer sound management for each show is supplied and managed on each show live by me. I also do the onstage lead of the session band as MD.

I first appeared on SKY TV in 2012 & 2013 on 'Music Express' as a solo guitar & vocal act . Video footage from this show is on this page . Featured are 2 songs; 'Peaceful Easy Feeling' ( Eagles ) and 'Nothin But The Tail Lights' ( Clint Black ) the video footage includes a biography interview .
I have previously worked on TV as a guitar player as far back as late 1970s and I have featured on BBC radio and local radio in Scotland. I played a 45 minute live accoustic set, which also went out as as Web broadcast, of my own song material on East Coast Radio in May 2017.

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