Hugh Macdonald

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I go to Berklee College of Music & have toured the US & UK. I write experimental folk. I've released 2 albums & performed for TED & Sofar

My name is Hugh Macdonald and I’m a 20 year old singer/songwriter, constantly on the move. I was raised in South Africa, the UK and France and currently reside in Boston where I study songwriting, production and business at Berklee College of Music. From the age of five, when I ran off stage after playing a shaky rendition of Yellow Submarine on guitar and voice, I have always loved performing. I went through the pop punk phase, as many of us do, and played all over France with my band at the time. I now focus on my solo music which can only be described as introspective folk. I take inspiration from artist like Ben Howard and Leonard Cohen but also from philosophy which I have always found myself drawn to. I also write for and play in a duo in Boston called Think of England. I released my first two albums at age 13, self-produced on an iPad, but recently released my first studio quality EP which I took on tour across the West Coast over the summer of 2016. I’m currently in the process of mixing my full album to be released mid 2017 before I play some festivals I have lined up that summer in Europe. My music has been featured on several of the most popular podcasts, blogs, publications and local radio stations across the US and Europe.

Folk, Experimental, Originals
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Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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