Hugh Burns is a guitarist and composer with an international reputation for excellence. He first came to prominence following Eric Clapton as guitarist with the Jack Bruce band. Subsequently he became a ‘first-call’ session musician and accompanist to a great number of top international artists from George Michael to Gerry Rafferty. Check out Hugh playing the amazing solo on Gerry Rafferty’s Baker Street, since covered by Foo Fighters.
Hugh Burn’s work has been heard by millions of people across the globe. He has worked with Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Jack Bruce and Robert Palmer, among many others, and with producers like George Martin and Tony Visconti. His playing has also featured in many film and TV soundtracks. Hugh is a fluent sight reader, writer and transcriber of music.
Hugh Burns has worked on a large number of movie soundtracks including Die Another Day, The Full Monty, Carla’s Song, Don Quixote, The Guru, Lucky Break, Twelve Monkeys, The Red Planet, Stealing Beauty, Return of the Pink Panther, Love & War, Mad About Mambo, The Van, Moulin Rouge, and Pola.
Hugh is a recent addition to the Music For Sport team of composers, and we consider ourselves very lucky to have him on board.
He certainly is a master craftsman, both as a composer and as an instrumentalist. Working with Stuart Elliot he has recently recorded ALL THAT GLITTERS, a great rock instrumental anthem that bears witness to his craftsmanship.