Over the course of his over three decades in music, Gary Hughes has established himself as one of England's premiere Melodic Rock/Hard Rock singers and songwriters. With fourteen TEN studio albums, one rock opera (in two parts), and more, the body of work that he has amassed during his career is truly impressive.
While with his band TEN Gary offers a hard rock sound which is rooted in the tradition of bands such as UFO, WHITESNAKE, and RAINBOW, with his solo material he offers a more melodic sound which has strong roots in the late 80’s AOR and Melodic Rock scene. The new solo album,“Waterside,” marks his long awaited return to Melodic Rock. This is also his first new solo since his last solo record “Veritas," released well over a decade ago.
Musically, this is what you would expect from Gary as a follow up to his self-titled solo record and “Precious Ones,” but also includes hints of early Ten (the more melodic moments of “X” and “The Name of the Rose,” as a reference point).
Assisting Gary in the creation of this new solo album are his Ten bandmates Dann Rosingana (guitars) and Darrel Treece-Birch (drums), with David Rosingana appearing on bass and Karen Fell and Scott Hughes helping on background vocals.
If you like British Melodic Rock, then look no further, “Waterside” is an awesome example of how truly stunning the style can be!