Hugo is truly a unique artist with the rare ability to please all ages. A true song craftsman, he combines acoustic guitars, drums, percussion, bass, keyboards, woodwinds, and an exceptional voice to weave memorable melodies that express a festive celebration of life. Hugo show-cases an entertaining blend of original soulful pop on his CD "Universal Carnival", and a variety of exotic world rhythms (Latin, Brazilian and African) on his CD" Azania". He has also recorded a CD of Christmas favorites showcasing his smooth velvet voice.
Born on the Portuguese island of Madeira and raised in South Africa, this versatile, colorful musician worked extensively in South Africa, Europe and Brazil 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 around the USA in cities like 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.
Hugo's debut album for CBS Records, "Jose Fernandes", earned him nominations for Best Male Vocalist and Best Album on the South African Sarie 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.
Hugo's joyous, musical celebration is a memorable and unforgettable sensation.