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Never been before

by Hugh

Eclectic-Passionate Irish Singer/Songwriter. This cd is the winner of multiple award nominations including Toronto Independent, Southern California and O.C. Music Awards."Standout player,with a voice that is astounding"(Music Connection)
Genre: Folk: Celtic Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Higher (love can take us)
3:52 $0.99
2. I want that feeling back
4:24 $0.99
3. Smile
4:10 $0.99
4. Fight within yourself
3:43 $0.99
5. Goodbye
3:51 $0.99
6. If I could (tonight)
3:46 $0.99
7. Demons
4:22 $0.99
8. She moved through the fair
4:50 $0.99
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Album Notes
So what does Hugh sound like ?
Hugh's fans say...its like a mix of... Jack Johnson, David Gray, Dave Matthews, Damien Rice, Van Morrisson and U2!!Have a listen, what do you think ?

Hugh's c.d.'Never Been Before'has recieved multiple award nominations, including Toronto Independent and Southern California music awards. Hugh was also voted one of the top 'live' acoustic male performers in Orange County California at the 2007 O.C. Music awards.

Here are some media quotes about Hugh.....

"Hugh sings in a style which is ideally suited to delivering confessional songs that probe the deepest reaches of his soul"
"The hauntingly beautiful 'Demons' and expressive 'If I could (tonight)' are among the most stirring songs on the strong disc."

Robert Kinsler, Orange County Register

"What we have here is an impressive array of material."
"I was reminded of artists such as David Gray and
Jack Johnson as I listened."
"It begs to be heard on a sunny day"
"There is certainly enough evidence here to suggest that
Hugh is capable of winning over legions of fans to his
personal,melodic and very beautiful songs. Grade A"

Martin Brown, Editor-Live Magazine and producer of the Southern California, Toronto, Inland Empire and Orange County music awards.

"Talented singer/songwriter...multi-instrumentalist.."
who writes, "original melodic-with-an-edge songs of love and love lost".

Dave Soyars, The Irish Herald

Hugh's music brings together elements of pop, folk and rock creating an passionate eclectic sound.

The combination of Hugh's voice and his unique acoustic guitar playing style come together to create the heartfelt canvas for his songs.

On 'Never been before' Hugh takes the listener on a rollercoaster emotional journey. From the C.D.'s opening words "Love can take us, up above the stars" to the final haunting verse of Hugh's version of the traditional Irish ballad 'She moved through the fair'. You are left realizing the incredible diversity and depth of this upcoming artist's ability.

Whether singing about love or loss, facing adversity or fighting inner demons. Hugh sings with a simplicity and honesty that shines through in all his songs.

In order to create a better live feel for this C.D. Hugh recorded all the main vocals and guitar tracks simultaneously in complete 'live' takes. These 'live' takes provided the foundation on which additional music was then built.

Hugh sings all the vocals, played acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, keyboards, percussion and programmed the drums on 'Never been before'.

Guest musicians: Ken Lyons (Electric guitar) Trk 4 & 5, Evan Stone (Cajon) Trk 5 and James Counts (Congas) Trk 6.



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Tracy-Lyn Forney

Exceptional guitar work and meaningful lyrics...
Never Been Before is an amazing, uplifting CD. It's live-like sound makes the album have a distinct feel. The lyrics seem really personal to the musician and that makes it even more amazing. I would definetely recommend this CD to anyone who enjoys exceptional guitar work and meaningful lyrics.


A must have....
I defy anyone not to be able to relate to this cd. So many different types of music on one cd and performed by one person....a must have! 'Goodbye' and 'If I could' definite favourites.

Todd Miramon

Simply brilliant with a blend of passion
Acoustic music should be heart warming and Hugh captures just that with great lyrics and music that compliment each other. Never Been Before is like ripe fruit from a tree that never looses it's flavor. Only one word can describe it...BRILLANT!!

Brittany Henderson

The song "Higher" is true romance
Hugh blends his beautiful voice with lyrics that touch the heart on this CD. He is able to make the listener really feel true love with his song Higher. He then gives inspiration to believe in yourself with his song Fight Within Yourself. Hugh's Cd has a song to compliment any mood you are in.

Daniel Heller

Melodic and Lyrical
Hugh Lehane is without doubt a gifted vocalist with a very emotive style.Exceptional songwriting here as well;the climactic goodbye is about as good as it gets.

Michelle Wenk

Fabulous acoustic music. Fight within is outstanding. I got chills listening t
I have seen Hugh perform live and the c.d. is just as great. His acoustic music is great. He has a voice and lyrics that moves your soul. I look forward to a long version and new songs.

Juan Z.

A carefully crafted and very enjoyable listening experience throughout.
Never Been Before is a very dynamic record. It showcases Hugh's ability to create music that can transcend a variety of genres and yet simultaneously maintain it's integrity throughout the entire listening experience.

Emotionally, this is a record that seamlessly guides the listener through the experiences by which a very uplifting and passionate Saturday night can quickly give way to the more subtle and self-reflective feelings of a Sunday morning.

David Copley

Outstanding! Songs with passion and drive. A must have.
The cd never gives up. The songs are heartfelt, novel and have a passion not heard in "commercial" releases. From strains of tender love to the anguish of inner stuggle, Hugh involves the listener and leaves him begging for more.
Hopefully the live shows will continue and more releases will follow. This one is in my must have collection.

Paulette Lynch

A guy, a guitar and musical talent.........
Pour yourself a glass of whatever, kick back and enjoy this CD. I defy anyone not to be moved by I want that feeling back, If I could and Demons. She moved through the fair is absolutely beautiful; pure and simple.

Celtic Dreamer

Music that could only be inspired by his Celtic roots.
A hauntingly beautiful CD. Music that could only be inspired by his Celtic roots. A unique release. More please!