Hugo Race is an internationally acclaimed Australian singer, songwriter and producer.
A founding member of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds and the seminal Australian 80s cult band The Wreckery, Hugo has toured internationally and collaborated with artists from Melbourne, Rome, Berlin, London, Tucson, Austin, Brussels, Warsaw, Bamako, LA, New York, Sao Paolo and beyond. Hugo’s True Spirit collective have produced 14Hugo Race & True Spirit albums while Hugo’s various other collaborations span another ten or more albums spread over several continents including Dirtmusic (their ‘BKO’ album, recorded in Mali, Africa, a cross-cultural collaboration with the Malian Tuareg group Tamikrest, cited as one of the best albums of 2010), the French-American band Lilium, the Brazilian project Moses Complex, the UK-basedPantaleimon, Rogall’s Electric Circus Sideshow, Sepiatone, the European ‘supergroup’ Songs With Other Strangers and the Italian multimedia project Merola Matrix. In 2009, Hugo’s album ‘Between Hemispheres’ (released by Polish independent Gusstaff Records), a mix of African instruments and edgy electronica, received rave reviews globally. Hugo’s most recent album is ‘No But Its True’, a solo collection of cover versions on the theme of love recorded in haunting, minimalist style, released in 2012 by Viceversa / Rough Velvet Records.
“24 Hours to Nowhere is perhaps the most personal album I’ve ever written. These songs come directly from the heart, created to be sung and played using only a steelstring guitar, a very traditional, almost folk-music-like approach I’ve developed through the hundreds of concerts I’ve played worldwide as a solo performer. Singing alone to an audience inspires a sense of intimacy, drawing them into my secret emotional world, seeking to touch their souls with tales of the grandeur of life, and the terror too. The 24 Hours to Nowhere songs are of this kind, speaking of life, love, death and the mystical beyond that commands our greatest hopes and fears.”
Hugo Race – vocals, steelstring guitar, keys
Antonio Gramentieri –electric guitar, lapsteel, baritone guitar, bass
Diego Sapignoli – drums, congas, balafon, treated percussion
Francesco Giampaoli – double bass
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