Sung: Vocal Chameleon. Can sing myriad styles, from Rock, Folk, Pop, Blues, Country, Jazz, and some Opera.
Have been likened to Bono, Chris Martin, Michael Hutchence, Jim Morrison, Jeff Buckley, Roland Orzabal (Tears for Fears), John Lennon, Chris Isaac, Mel Torme, Keith Urban and others.
Spoken word: Strengths would be character accents, normally in the young adult range, with some mid age characters. Hip Londoner, Californian Surfer dude, Scots, Irish and various Australian dialects/characters.
English (North American), English (British), English (Irish), English (Scottish)
British, Irish, North American, Scottish
Middle Aged, Senior, Teen, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Jingles, Music, Radio, Television, Videogames
Since winning Australia’s “Star Search” in 1991, Hugh Wilson has been a respected and in-demand professional vocalist and multi-instrumentalist in Australia, Singapore, and, since 2001, New York.
Credits include touring as a vocalist for Lenny Kravitz, recording backing vocals for Savage Garden’s debut album, co-writing and producing sessions for Sarah Blasko, Daniel James, and Steve Deal, and recording with myriad composers, producers and engineers in the NYC and Sydney advertising scenes, from Henry Hirsch to Lindsay Jehan, Sherman Foote, Peter Bliss, the Alessi brothers, Eric Kaye, Charles Fisher, Eric Weideman, Ben Butler, Mark Moffatt, La Menga Kafi, Shaun ‘Stakka’ Morris, Darren Solomon’s ”Science For Girls” and more.
Vocals featured on nationally televised commercials include: Sprite Zero, Geico, AT&T, Kohls, M&Ms, Smirnoff, L’Oreal, Hess, Home Depot (USA), and Foxtel, McDonalds, Hyundai, Toyota, South Australia Tourism, Coca Cola and Wendy’s (Australia) & Priscilla, Queen of the Desert the Musical (Toronto season commercial voice over)
Vocals on Australian television shows include Channel 10’s “Turn me on 10” campaign, Water Rats, Animal Hospital.
As a recording artist, Hugh released “Iliad” thru Polydor in 1992, and with the band ‘Vertigo’ released the top 40 single “Forever Lately” through BMG, followed by ‘Human Need’ with subsequent televised performances promoting all CDs on Aussie shows such as “Hey Hey it’s Saturday”, “Good morning Australia”, “Video Hits”, and more.
Additionally, since 2001 Hugh has worked as a music director for Ryland Angel, Christian City Church Manhattan (Phone hidden)) and Richard Fowler (2006 NYC production of “For Christ’s Sake”) and as a worship leader for CCC Manhattan (Phone hidden)), Grace NYC (Phone hidden)), Stanwich Congregational (2009/2010) and Bay Ridge Christian Center (Phone hidden)).
Rode NT2 vocal mic, various other mics for drumkit/guitars etc. including AKG C 414 B-ULS
Computer & Software
Mackie Onyx 32-4 console, MOTU 896 interface, tube preamps, Cubase 4, Logic 8, Reason, Ableton Live, Acoustic /electric guitars etc.
Aiff via dropbox or whatever preferred method.
A couple of hours from notification to online delivery.
Sung or spoken vocals, voiceovers, group/harmony singing, instrument parts, composition, production & arranging, mixdowns etc.
Anything related to recording really.
“Hugh can really sing! He has a great range (a killer high C) and a quick, intuitive grasp of the song and what it requires. A real professional.” May 12, 2009Steve Skinner
“Hugh is a very talented and versatile singer as well as an accomplished composer and lyricist. He always brings a positive energy and abundance of ideas to the studio.” April 13, 2009Morgan Visconti, Human Worldwide
“Hugh is likely the most talented singer I know.” April 12, 2009Jeromy Barber
“Hugh was Music Director for the Ryland Angel Showcase in 2007. I am co-writer and producer for the Project. This Showcase was held at Bennett Media Studio for different record labels. This showcase led to a successful signing with EMI Records.” April 12, 2009Edward Bennett , President , Bennett Media Studio
“Hugh is an outstanding vocalist and a gifted songwriter as well. We have worked together on many occasions and he never fails to impress. His understanding of production and the skills he brings to the table are not ones that all singers posses.” April 12, 2009Tony Shimkin, Noble Music & Face The Music
“Hugh is a very talented and creative artist. His song "Here We Go" is an amazing example of his skills and powerful vocals. We at Paladin Pictures liked it so much we knew we had to include it on the soundtrack for our film "Rebellion of Thought". We highly recommend Hugh! Kent... on behalf of The Brothers Williamson” August 7, 2008Kent Williamson
“Hugh's voice can be sweet or strong - clear and ringing - or soulful and gritty. His background vocal ideas and execution are flawless. His easy going personality makes each session a pleasure!” April 7, 2008Peter Bliss
“Hugh is a fabulous performer with suberb musicianship and a great attitude. He's easy to work with and puts on a fabulous show.” October 8, 2007Kimberly Yates
“Hugh is professional, innovative, accurate and brilliantly tallented as a vocalist and music producer.” October 8, 2007Dennis Culp
“Hugh is a talented and versatile performer. From a publicity and promotions perspective Hugh was easy to work and a favourite for many music jounos and radio music directors. The camera loves him. All I can say is that this man is incredibly talented and deserves a label that is prepared to do the hard yards because the one that does will reap more than they could ever imagine. Watch this space.” April 14, 2009Mark Kuban , Publicity and Promotions Director , BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group)
“Hugh is one of the most talented and prolific singer/songwriters I know. His passion for making music extends beyond great vocals to well-rounded proficiency on a variety of instruments. He has also mastered the tech side of the business, engineering, producing and arranging his and others' music. And he can write killer pop/rock songs that stand up to the best around.” April 14, 2009Barte Shadlow , TV Host - "Renovations" (HGTV) , Scripps Networks
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