Hugo is truly a unique entertainer with the rare ability to please all ages. An extraordinary, modern One-Man Band, Hugo masterfully combines the novel use of keyboard bass foot pedals, rhythm machine, guitarchestra, synth sax and flute, and an exceptional voice to create a remarkable, live full-band sound. Hugo showcases an entertaining blend of original songs, popular standards, Latin and Brazilian favorites, and a variety of pop/rock, jazz, R&B, swing, and country in a fun, friendly, and festive style.
Born in Portugal and raised in South Africa, this versatile, colorful musician worked extensively around the world before settling in Los Angeles.
Hugo has dazzled local and international audiences with vibrant and exciting live performances at concerts, festivals, amusement parks, film premiers, clubs, resorts, trade shows, on cruise ships, and a variety of other events/venues in Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Phoenix, Dallas, San Diego, San Francisco, and Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum as well as shows in South Africa, Portugal, Brazil, England and Jamaica. Since May 2002, After performing nightly at the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel for 11 years, Hugo is now appearing at the Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach and at other venues around Los Angeles.
Hugo's debut album for CBS Records earned him two nominations for Best Male Vocalist and Best Album at the South African National Music Awards. He regularly appeared on television, highlighted by a one-hour special on his life and music. Hugo has recorded four additional CDs on his own independent label "Hugomigo Music," including an ambitious collection of original world beat songs and an album of Christmas favorites. His music has been featured in television movies and commercials, and a national Billboard song contest recently awarded him a Certificate of Achievement for one of his original songs. Hugo was also presented with honorable achievement awards for two other songs in the International UniSong Competition.
As a way to give back to the community at large who continue to support him, Hugo volunteers together with a special group of people, “Free To Be Me” drum circle, that donates it’s time and talents to engage and entertain mentally challenged children and adults such as the Easter Seals as well as visiting convalescent homes throughout the south land.
Hugo's joyous, musical celebration is a memorable and unforgettable sensation.