Dan is a dynamic guitarist/vocalist, songwriter/ producer. He has performed from a young age having grown up in a musical environment playing with and learning from local session and professional guitarist’s playing pubs and clubs and parties. At the age of 16 he studied at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music achieving a double distinction in Higher National Diploma in Guitar and Performance. During his time studying in Brighton he had the opportunity to play with and was tutored by several world-renowned guitarists including Mark Knopler from Dire Straits and Jim Williams from M People.
Throughout his career he has played in the UK and abroad with several national and international bands as well as creating his own project three-piece band, Dan Hughes Trio (DHT). He wrote, produced and recorded 2 EP’s for DHT which are sold on Amazon and I Tunes. On average, he performs 200 gigs a year playing both solo and in bands. In addition, he has a passion for teaching music and has taught guitar for the last 10 years to a variety of ages and abilities.
In 2015 alongside independent journalist and music lover Rajesh Panda he created digital music label ‘Panda Records.’ He used this label to release his own music independently and continue to actively look for other artists. In 2016 he completed a mini tour of South Korea returning in 2017 for an extended 3 month tour. He played 3-4 times a week at local venues, solo and with local artists, as well as being on Korean radio and TV.
Dan performs all genres however he particularly enjoys pop, blues and jazz music. He is a versatile vocalist and accomplished acoustic and electric guitarist who delivers a polished performance whether solo or with other musicians. He has 10 years’ experience performing his own music and covers. Dan is a confident, dynamic talented musician who welcomes new performing opportunities.