These songs were written over a span of decades and were recently distilled into an hour long CD that accurately reflects the lifelong spiritual journey that I have been on since childhood. It has been the continuous striving and desire to attain oneness with God and all of humanity that have guided my behavior and influenced my music. Even though the goal of union always seems slightly out of reach, the occasional glimpses of God’s glory have brought me lasting joy and peace. Even though the songs on this CD have a flowing improvisational style, it should be pointed out that each note was meticulously crafted and fits into a form and structure as rigid as any classical music. The mood of the music on this CD is meant to reflect the beauty of God’s love and the peace that it can bring.
Tracks 6,7 & 14 can be heard in their entirety on my mySpace page (tracks 4,5 & 6 on my playlist) at: http://www.myspace.com/mikehughespiano (Click on the mySpace link in the bottom left hand corner of this page)
Michael Hughes is an experienced and versatile musician capable of performing in a variety of musical situations. Michael received his Bachelor of Composition Degree from Berklee College of Music and taught there several years as well. He was musical director for “Hair” in Boston and has backed up many artists including Thelma Houston and Kenny Rankin.
As a composer, Michael has written a rock opera that was performed at the Roundhouse Theater in London, England, arranged music for the Buddy Rich Band, and written and performed music for the television shows “The Untouchables,” “Wings,” “Cheers,” “Dear John” and “Frasier.”
Michael is extremely proficient at electronic music. He is adept at computer sequencing and programming synthesizers. He has booked and led his own bands from four to ten pieces and is quite comfortable conducting and leading bands of all kinds.
Michael’s favorite thing to do is to play the keyboards. He is equally at home on acoustic piano and synthesizer. He can play many different styles of music - honestly and with authority.
Currently, Michael is living in Los Angeles, working studios, clubs and casuals.
CDs by Mike Hughes:
“In My Solitude”
“Messin’ with the Classix”
“The Birthday CD”
"The Birthday CD for Piano"