Hugo Race is a prolific and visionary performer, musician, writer and producer. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Hugo’s creative journey has given him ‘world citizen’ status, having lived over the course of the last 25 years in Italy, France, Germany, the UK and the USA.
Hugo’s songwriting draws on pop culture from rock n roll to soul to delta blues to avantguard electronic soundscapes. A founding member of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds (he appears on the debut, “From Her to Eternity”, and features on several other Bad Seed’s cds and various compilations), Hugo then founded the seminal Australian art-punk cult band The Wreckery (1985), released through the White, Rampant, Citadel and Normal labels.
Hugo Race’s most recent releases are with the internationally acclaimed “BKO” by Dirtmusic (recorded in Mali, Africa and released by Glitterhouse Records), the electro-acoustic instrumental “Between Hemispheres” (Gusstaff Records/MGM), and the French/USA ‘alt-country’ Lilium’s new album “Felt”, (Glitterhouse).
With his trans-continental collective The True Spirit and his various Helixed productions and collaborations, Hugo defies any easy label and has staked out a creative territory entirely his own. Hugo Race’s last solo album “We Never Had Control” is raw, lyrically driven and centred around Hugo’s deep, soulful vocals (critics often compare Hugo’s singing to artists like Mark Lanegan and Leonard Cohen).
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Sunday, 30th November 2014 | 21:00
Roter Salon in der Volksbühne | Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz | 10178 Berlin/Mitte