Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The Tod Hughes Project

Tod Hughes will have you toe-tapping in no time!

Tod was born into a musical family and started his first band in grade three, "the silver surfers".  Although the surfers soon disbanded and never found commercial success, their rendition of "Young Girl" was considered a minor hit in some circles!

After many years of life, family, and business, (with some musical coaching and band experience thrown in), Tod was in a place to return to his real musical love and gift, telling stories, as a singer songwriter. 

Tod writes real music that comes from the heart, stories of love, hurt, happiness, fear, disappointment and fun.  A message of hope is thread through the stories which are sometimes serious and sometimes a bit tongue in cheek.  The toe tapping melodies and memorable choruses will stick in your mind for days after hearing them.  They are told with truth and respect.  Tod wrote and sang all of the songs on his first EP entitled "Changing Gears" which celebrates this new phase of life and the opportunity to share some stories!

Inspired by the great storytellers of our time, men like Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, JJ Cale, Neil Young and Leonard Cohen, Tod's unique style of telling the stories and engaging the listener resonates with folks of all ages.

Tod often plays around town with his band Great Rain. Here is Tod blowing harp at one of their favourite spots to play, a local hole in the wall pizzeria/pub, Pizza Bob's. Always a great crowd and great time.

Last week Tod played the new Aloft Hotel in Calgary, which is featuring live indie music once a week."The Lumineers" were discovered in Denver at the Aloft Hotel, in their "Live at Aloft" series.