Hughie is a vocalist, songwriter and vocal coach based in Margate Kent. He signed to Downtown Music Publishing in 2016 and works extensively in Europe with international artists such as Franz Ferdinand, Swim Deep, Ellie Golding, Sonny Alven, Julian Jordan, Hardwell, SODY, Third Party, Dusk till Dawn and Laidback Luke. His unique voice makes him in demand as a featured vocalist. As a performer and writer his work has been released by major labels worldwide racking up over 30 million of streams in the last year alone. His version of 'I could Have Danced All Night' is used on the current 2020 Audi advertising campaign worldwide. He also directed the 2019 Christmas advertising campaign for very.com. He works with major labels and production companies creating music for TV and film.
Hughie also goes under the moniker JAKL. He was voted one of Glastonbury's emerging artists in 2016 Immediately securing national radio support from BBC R1’s Huw Stephens, XFM, BBC Introducing and BBC 6 Music. He was born into a musical family, his father is internationally acclaimed opera singer Julian Gavin. He first studied music under his grandmother, composer Val Gavin and was later classically trained as a choral scholar at the London Oratory School. He studied at University College London.
Due to writing, recording and performance commitments lessons are only available on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.