Geraint Hughes

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I am a composer, sound designer and videographer, based in Brighton UK. I use Apple computers, Cubase and Live for music and Final Cut Pro for video. I started my career in Music by having a number one hit in the UK, "Barbados" in 1975. Another success was "I lost my heart to a starship trooper" in 1979. Later in 1999 "Barbados" was resurrected by the Venga Boys as "Goin to Ibiza" only to make number one in the UK 24 years after the original did. Currently I divide my time between TV and radio work, ambient relaxation music and filming. Corporate clients I have worked for include British Airways, British Telecomm, Avon, SciFi Channel, LWT Television, Channel 4 Television, History Channel. Production music clients include: BMG (ATMOSPHERE) / SONOTON / FOCUS MUSIC GROUP / STOCK INTERNATIONAL / NORTHSTAR MUSIC / PROMUSIC (ABACO) / DE WOLFE / TRF / KINGSIZE MUSIC / ORGANIC MUSIC LIBRARY / EPITOME MUSIC / PERPETUAL MUSIC GROUP / ROGOSCOTT

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What is music to you? What does it give you?

Everything. Hope.

What is your music dream?

Full of wonderful major 6th chords.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

A good meal.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Dee Dee Dinah by Frankie Avalon

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Pink Floyd, Brian Eno, Steve Reich, Roxy Music, Olivier Messiaen.

What inspires you to make music?

The goosebumps when you get it right

What is the message you want to send with your music?

No particular message.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Exited.

What do you think of Drooble?

So far so good.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Not having pursued my guitar playing

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Not really

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Sadly mediocre ones, all is nicely dumbed down currently, there is very little of high quality in the mainstream media.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Carbon based lifeforms.