Hugh Harris is an enigmatic singer, song-writer and producer, regarded by his fans as a talent who has never received the recognition or fame he truly deserves.
Born in London in 1964, Hugh released his first album "Words For Our Years" in 1989, which included his biggest hit to date "Rhythm Of Life", featured in the film Uncle Buck. His first album garnered critical acclaim, and his style was compared to Prince, Terence Trent D'arby and female vocalist Tracy Chapman. Another of Hugh’s songs "Seven Days" featured on the soundtrack for Kalifornia.
Hugh disappeared from the music scene soon after his initial success, emerging from a 12 year hiatus, in 2002, to release Flowers, an album originally recorded in 1992 before illness forced him to disappear from the charts. He has worked with Ice-T, Wendy Melvoin (of Wendy & Lisa), producers Gary Katz and David Z, Planet Funk, and Amp Fiddler.
In 2012- 2013 Hugh released 3 new albums; Solar Powered Creatures and The Captain’s Tale, Volumes 1 & 2, both of which had been recorded over the previous few years. As his proud publishers, Not Them Again Music also released a limited edition selection of his previous recordings entitled Retrospective of a Lost Genius.
For the next year or so he co-wrote, played and produced songs for his brand new project: Dreddneck. The wonderful 'Smile and Dance' album was released in July 2016…. A beguiling mix of country and reggae songs, both originals and covers; listening to this music will have you doing as the title suggests.