LUKE MARC HUGHES | Drums & Percussion

Lucy Spraggan – ‘I Hope You Don’t Mind Me Writing’

31/01/16 – I was fortunate enough to play drums on the amazing new album from Lucy Spraggan out this week, currently sitting at #5 in the UK Official Chart midweeks! (1,7,8,10,11,12).. Produced by the talented Jon Maguire and available to download here…https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/i-hope-you-dont-mind-me-writing/id1176961001

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No bad days tour 2016

06/12/16 – A great couple of months out with Tom Odell and Co on the No Bad Days Tour, US, UK & EU all done, 41 shows, a bit of TV and we even had Kevin Spacey dancing on top of a piano at some point. Don’t ask. Merry Christmas and here’s to 2017!

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Tom odell tour Nov/oct

03/10/16 – Tom Odell US, UK and EU tour kicks off today in Philadelphia! No bad days…

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summer Festivals & TV with TOM ODELL

09/08/16 – A busy few months this Summer with Tom Odell doing the festival run and a bit of UK/US TV along the way.. A few pictures below from Glastonbury, Radio 1’s Big Weekend, T in the Park, The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Today Show New York and Mares Vivas festival in Portugal!

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TV with LeAnn Rimes

09/08/16 – With LeAnn Rimes from Fridays Loose Women…

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First Quarter Done!

10/04/16 – Busy couple of months with production rehearsals for Tom Odell, a few jaunts out with Coves for the new album, a house move and a couple of shows with Charlotte Church all in the bag! Bring on Summer!..

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Tom Odell

24/01/16 – Great couple of weeks rehearsals with Tom Odell!

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carrie underwood – X factor uk

30/11/15 – with Carrie Underwood on X Factor results show last night! Video available here… http://www.mjsbigblog.com/carrie-underwood-sings-heartbeat-on-x-factor-uk-video.htm

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Starling Rehearsals

30/10/15 – A great couple of weeks working with the lovely Starling! Keep an ear out for this talented new artist.  – Setup pic from rehearsals…

Manchester Academy – Charlotte Church

11/10/15 – One from Manchester Academy with Charlotte Church!

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Fusion Festival with Adam Lambert

31/08/15 – Good being back with Adam Lambert again yesterday for Fusion Festival in Birmingham!

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Roundhouse with Charlotte Church

24/08/15 – Great fun @ The Roundhouse on Thursday night with Charlotte and gang!

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Adam Lambert ‘Ghost Town’ Performance

24/06/15 – Good fun doing this with Adam Lambert the other week, check out the performance here… https://lplayer.co/adamlambertgt

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The Hearts UK Headline Tour / Radio 1’s Big Weekend

25/05/15 – A great few weeks out with The Hearts on their first ever UK headline tour! …First few of the festival stops done too with Great Escape and Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Norwich to end a great month with the lads.

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coves uk headline tour

13/03/15 – Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Brighton and London all done with the lovely Coves lot!

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The Hearts – Celebrate / Lips on XFM

22/01/15 – Listen to The Hearts new track ‘Celebrate’ (also featuring yours truly ;) below and hear ‘Lips’ on XFM London as its added to the daytime playlist… www.xfm.co.uk/new-music/great-x-pectations/2015-14-the-hearts/

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x factor wrap

17/12/14 – Great working on the show this year… congratulations to Ben!

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FLEUR EAST – UPTOWN FUNK

07/12/14 – A game of ‘spot the elbow’ but this was fun!

 

Back in X Factor world

30/11/14 – Back in X Factor world over the last two weekends, here’s another one hiding behind the awesome Ben Haenow…

Video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y9p3L_NwJA&list=PLF6KL9wu75ot5JCcJtPTGpaogGwRNe0F5&index=13

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Back on UK soil!

24/11/14 – A great month out on the road with Coves and  St. Vincent!… Already missing the beautiful European scenery…(and the currywurst!)

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coves tour oct/nov

22/10/14 – Heading out with Coves today supporting St. Vincent…

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X Factor live shows week 2

20/10/14 – Another top day with amazing people! Here’s one with the lovely Ben Haenow…

 

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x factor live shows

11/10/14 – Getting my groove on with Jack Walton on week 1 of the Live Shows!..

Festivals with Laurel

29/07/14 – Great fun out on a couple of festivals with Laurel this weekend! Here’s one from Stockton Weekender…

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Charlotte Church on BBC IPLAYER

16/07/14 – Catch the ‘Entanglement’ show I did with CC back in March on the iPlayer now!… you can also see me lurking in the background of the documentary ;)

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The Hearts – ‘Lips’

29/06/14 – I played on ‘Lips’ by new band The Hearts. These boys are making waves so look out for them this year! Check out the video here…

The Hearts – www.loveandriots.com

interview for wmf

07/05/14 – I did a small interview for those lovely people at the Welsh Music Foundation, check it out and have a read by clicking the link here!… http://www.welshmusicfoundation.com/en/guides/guide.php?id=5

You can also read an insightful interview by the brilliant brass and sax wonder Gavin Fitzjohn!

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SUMMER FESTIVALS WITH CHARLOTTE CHURCH

17/04/14 – Looking forward to getting out to some festivals this summer, playing at Hop Farm, Camp Bestival, Wakestock and Dinefwr…

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EEMIA – ‘SHY’

13/03/14 – Check out the video for Eemia’s ‘Shy’ which I played on and recorded at my remote studio ‘Ladyhill’ last year. Currently featured on the VEVO homepage!..

Charlotte Church ‘Entanglement’..

02/03/14 – A busy couple of weeks rehearsing with Charlotte Church for two shows coming up this week, catch ‘Entanglement’ in London on Wednesday 5th & Cardiff Friday 7th! If you can’t make it, the full show will also be aired on BBC 2 in the near future!

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NEW YEAR, NEW UPDATE!

07/01/14 – So it’s January 2014 and I realised I haven’t updated this for a few months! After a great summer of gigs, festivals and touring I spent the tail end of 2013 mostly in the studio doing various bits. Along with some dotted gigs the last two months have been spent recording tracks for Charlotte Church, Sion Russell Jones and Eemia on new material all out this year. A new year also brings a new move for me and as from Saturday 11th I’ll officially be a London resident! So happy new year governor and here’s to it!

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Charlotte Church ‘I Can Dream’ – ITV This Morning

17/09/13 – with Charlotte Church on This Morning  (VIDEO)

VICTORIOUS FESTIVAL WITH CHARLOTTE CHURCH

26/08/13 – Great day yesterday playing @ Victorious Festival!

CHARLOTTE CHURCH UK TOUR

17/08/13 – I’ll be playing with the amazing Charlotte Church on her upcoming UK tour. Dates and tickets at the link below!

http://charlottechurchmusic.com/live

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in the studio with ruby p

09/07/13 – In the studio doing two tunes for the ridiculously talented Ruby Parfitt today. Summer vibes are high!!

NICK HOPKIN VINTAGE DRUMS

22/05/13 – I went up to ‘Nick Hopkin Drums’ place recently to demo some beautiful vintage kits for him, here’s the video!

CARDIFF CITY PROMOTION GIG

06/05/13 – What a great day playing with The Boy Royals at the CCFC promotion gig yesterday!

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welcome to my new site!

01/05/13 – Hi I’m Luke and welcome to my new site!! I’ll try and keep this updated  regularly with new pictures, videos and everything I’m up to! Please have a browse, watch some vids, click on some pics, find out a bit more about me and hopefully I’ll meet you out there for real! X

what sundays are all about!

21/04/13 – Nice day in the studio today, 4 tracks down and a gig with Ruby J tonight!

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MATTHEW WILSON ‘LIVE SESSION’

07/04/13 – Live session with Matthew Wilson, filmed and recorded @ Acapella Studios…

reading with ‘From The Jam’

29/03/13 – Playing Reading tonight supporting Bruce Foxtons ‘From The Jam’,

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gig with ruby j

25/03/13 – Cool little gig playing with Ruby J last night, nice to jump on for a few numbers with Lilygreen & Maguire too :)

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SESSION @ ACAPELLA!

05/03/13 – Doing a session at Acapella Studios today for singer/songwriter Matthew Wilson!

gareth pearson

03/03/13 – Great few days in the studio with the incredibly talented Gareth Pearson! Check him out! Video also following shortly too :)

 

monnow valley studio

01/03/13 – In the studio with Gareth Pearson today, back at the lovely Monnow Valley Studio…

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IN THE PIT…

11/02/13 – In the pit @ Dolman Theatre this week playing on a show, camp all set up…

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! / 10 GROOVES

24/01/13 – Happy new year to one and all! (it’s still ok to say that a month in right?!) Here’s a little grooves video I recorded at home over the Christmas period…

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

25/12/12 – Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you all have a great day X

last gig of the year!

19/12/12 – It’s the last gig of the year! It’s going to be a festive one :)

NEW PLUGINS

15/12/12 – Lots of new Plugins for the studio to play with over the christmas period!

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chapter arts centre

08/12/12 – Chapter Arts Centre tonight, looking forward to this one…

 

tracking at the studio

02/12/12 – A clip of me tracking from a Monnow Valley session back in September, again playing the lovely 71′ prem!

NOVEMBER!

30/11/12 – Been a great month and enjoyed playing some top gigs!

PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL WITH FEEDER

20/11/12 – Opening for the awesome Feeder tonight @ Portsmouth Guildhall, beautiful room.

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london drum show

14/10/12 – Great getting down to the London Drum Show today, amazing (and loud) to see so many drummers in one room and awesome catch up with some good friends! Thanks to Jules from Roland for the pass :)

Me and deano…

 

oxjam gig

07/10/09 – Playing the Oxjam gig tonight…

PROTECTION RACKET

04/10/12 – Very pleased to say I’m now officially part of the amazing Protection Racket family!

For the best cases in the world go here! – http://www.protectionracket.co.uk/

The dolman theatre

24/09/12 – In the pit at the Dolman this week for a run of shows!

it’s sunday!

23/09/12 – Finishing off a few things at the studio this morning then straight to a rehearsal @ the Dolman for a few shows this week!

 

In the studio…

20/09/12 – In Monnow Valley studio for a few days working on some wicked songs with the boy royals, got the 71′ set up and sounding all nice and also a nice visit from Nick Hopkin bringing down some lovely vintage snares!

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‘SUMMERS PLAYGROUND’ B-SIDE VIDEO

19/09/12 – Video from recording The Boy Royals B-side ‘Summers Playground’, look out for plenty of sandwich munching…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgNhI-YIVRE

NICK HOPKIN VINTAGE DRUMS

06/09/12 – Spent a nice day at Nick Hopkin’s vinatge drum workshop today, great playing some amazing vintage kits and came away with a stunning 1971 Prem! Check out Nick’s shop here – http://www.nickhopkindrums.com/

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IN THE STUDIO RECORDING ‘PEOPLE LIKE US’ (VIDEO)

22/08/12 – Here’s a video of me from the recording of The Boy Royals single ‘People Like Us’, Recorded at Longwave Studios, produced by Romesh Dodangoda..

‘PEOPLE LIKE US’

13/08/12 – The song I played on ‘People Like Us’ is out today, download from the iTunes link here:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/people-like-us-single/id543940340

 

 

SWN FESTIVAL

29/07/12 – Will be playing this years Swn festival, get tickets here – http://www.swnpresents.com/

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ONE FROM LAST NIGHT WITH ‘THE VIEW’…

20/06/12 – Awesome show supporting ‘The View’ last night, here’s another shot by Craig Thomas…

PRETTY GREEN INSTORE

31/05/12 – Getting some brush action rehearsing for a Pretty Green acoustic set today…

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a pic from the feeder show!

02/05/12 – A nice image from the feeder show shot by the awesomely talented Craig Thomas @ Opposite Images…

Cardiff coal exchange with feeder

27/04/12 – Landed at the show waiting to check, one of my favourite venues…

‘PEOPLE LIKE US’ MUSIC VIDEO

22/04/12 – Video for The Boy Royals new single ‘People Like Us’ …

bbc radio wales – live acoustic session

30/03/12 – A live acoustic session for BBC radio wales, trying to hit those high notes!…

on location filming a music video!

15/02/01 – filming a music video today for The Boy Royals ‘People Like Us!”

Video coming soon…

IN THE STUDIO WITH THE BOY ROYALS

19/01/12 – HAPPY NEW YEAR! Been in the studio with The Boy Royals today recording follow up single ‘People Like Us’…

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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

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premier announces acquisition of kd-drums

22/12/11 – Those good folks at Premier have just announced acquisition of KD drums –

Read the article here – http://www.premier-percussion.com/news/premier-announces-acquisition-of-kd-drums

BBC INTRODUCING CHRISTMAS GIG

Last nights gig for the BBC introducing christmas show will be aired on Jen Longs show on the 18th Dec on Radio 1, tune in!

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CARDIFF CITY STADIUM

05/12/11 – Great playing Cardiff City Stadium today!

RECORDING DRUMS FOR GAVIN KAUFMAN

20/11/11 – Recording some drums for that lovely chap Gavin Kaufman today!

…Check out Gavin’s music here – www.gavinkaufman.com

 

that’s a wrap!

25/10/11 – What an amazing tour it’s been! Big love and thanks to everyone on it! x

newcastle tonight!

21/10/11 – Newcastle Uni with TOWN tonight.

HARD-FI ‘KILLER SOUNDS’ TOUR

06/09/11 – Will be out on the road with TOWN as support to Hard-Fi on they’re ‘Killer Sounds’ UK tour.

All dates can be found here – http://www.hard-fi.com/

Sound checking in Bournemouth on the LostProphets tour!

16/08/11 – TOWN soundcheck, looking forward to the show tonight!

DRUM maintenance FOR A FEW SHOWS!

14/08/11 – Doing a spot of drum maintenance today for a few shows coming up this week!