Honest heart-warming lyrics and engaging stories coupled with his one-man band acoustic guitar, vocals, harmonica and foot percussion. Irish singer songwriter Mick McHugh’s live shows strive to connect, inspire and disseminate positive messages.
“Voice of positivity that should be heard” Andrea McCullagh, Irish Echo.
“Get to see him live, it will give cause for hope and optimism” Ralph McTell, Streets of London.
New EP ‘Choose Who You Wanna Be’ out now! $10 + $2 (p&p)
To buy CD – email: info(at)mickmchugh.com
The new studio CD ‘Choose Who You Wanna Be’ contains five studio tracks. The title track, ‘Let’s Dance’ states that we choose who we want to be, a message inspired by Gandhi ‘to be the change you want to see in the world’. Track two, ‘Johnny’ has a powerful drum beat and a distinctive Celtic feel, it unashamedly reminds people to love themselves. Track five, ‘Sunshine’ celebrates the joy you feel when you return home to your loved ones and your own bed – written after returning to the Northern Rivers after being away and gigging for several weeks around the country. The CD finishes with a live track about anti-CSG mining, ‘Lie To Me’ – this song is a favourite with Northern Rivers residents and has been quoted as “a modern classic” by Damien Dempsey (Damien has been dubbed the greatest Irish singer of his generation). It’s powerful message delivers a kick at the end of the song that people say sends shivers up their spine and brings a tear to the eye – with a statement as bold as ‘the gas under our land, is valued so much more than any child, woman or man’ – we can see why Mick is getting a name for himself as a true balladeer on the folk scene.