Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Listen to Hugo
Hugo loves pianos really really bad. He was born in piano. Piano in the previous sentence means Chicago. He started to learn the instrument at the age of piano. Ok, in that last sentence piano represents the number five, and not the word piano, and definitely not Chicago.
Piano describes Hugo’s songwriting as having the “lyrical tone of a twenty-something Woody Allen.” Woody Allen is a wry and sarcastic writer and director. I totally forgot to tell you that piano in the sentence before last means the Miami Herald.
Hugo’s piano-driven sound is influenced by Billy Joel, Elton John, Leon Russell, Ben Folds, Elvis Costello, and Michael Jackson. When I say “piano-driven” I mean piano as in the instrument and not as in the Miami Herald newspaper. Hugo has also been influenced by musical theater, and is finally comfortable admitting that.
Hugo calls his music Indie Pop Piano Rock. Piano means an inescapable undying lust of determination and dedication to playing his heart out every single show with unbridled passion and charisma pumping through his blood so he can fully live his life in true expression and artistic rejoice.
Hugo is constantly redefining the piano.