Hugh Harris (singer)

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Hugh Harris
Born 1964
London, England
Genres Pop, Rock, Funk, Soul, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer/Musician
Instruments Vocals, Piano, Guitar
Years active 1989–2002, 2013–
Labels Capitol Records (1989) / Airwave (2002) / Not Them Again Music (2013)
Associated acts Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Sinead O'Connor

Hugh Harris (born 1964) is an English musician, most known for his song "Rhythm Of Life".

Early Career and Initial Success: "Words For Our Years"[edit]

Hugh Harris was born in London in 1964. He released his first, critically acclaimed album "Words For Our Years" in 1989 that featured his only hit to date "Rhythm Of Life"; featured in the film Uncle Buck. His first album garnered critical acclaim, and Harris' style was compared to both Prince, Terence Trent D'arby and female vocalist Tracy Chapman.[1]

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Harris was in a low-key relationship with Sinéad O'Connor.[2] [3] His song "Seven Days" was on the soundtrack for Kalifornia, and was subsequently included on his 2002 album Flowers.

For unknown reasons Harris disappeared from the music scene soon after his success, thus stalling what could be regarded as a promising musical career.

2002: "Flowers"[edit]

Harris emerged from a 12-year hiatus, in 2002, to release, Flowers, an album originally recorded in 1992 before an illness forced him to disappear from the charts. He has worked with Ice-T, Wendy Melvoin (of Wendy & Lisa), producers Gary Katz and David Z, Planet Funk, and Amp Fiddler.


Harris is seen by fans as a talent that never got the recognition or fame he truly deserved, and his music career seemed dormant from 2002. An active Myspace web page [1] appears to contain later tracks by Harris, although it is not clear who owns this site.

2013: New Albums "The Captain's Tales, Vol 1 & Vol 2"[edit]

In September 2013 2 new albums were released via iTunes. These albums, titled "The Captain's Tales Vol 1 & 2", were released on his own label 'Not Them Again Music', and bring to an end a 11-year musical hiatus.


  • 1989: Words for Our Years - Capitol Records
  • 2002: Flowers (recorded in 1992) - Airwave
  • 2013: The Captain's Tale, Vol. 1 - Not Them Again Music
  • 2013: The Captain's Tale, Vol. 2 - Not Them Again Music


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