Graeme began his music career in the Country Music Industry back in 1972 and has continued in Country Music till this day.
He has during his career toured throughout Australia several times. He has performed at the Sydney Opera House, Home-bush and various clubs in and around Sydney many times. Over the 33 years, Graeme has gained experience in all aspects of the music industry. Graeme has helped many amateur artists gain experience within the industry and continues to give opportunity to many young up and coming artists who he believes, is the future of Country Music.
Over the years Graeme has helped raise money for the Isolated Children, SIDS, Kids with Cancer, Aged Care, Variety Clubs as well as individual fund raising for people with personal illnesses within the local communities. He has in the past and still continues to raise money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
1993 saw Graeme win the Tasmanian & New Zealand Songwriter Award (Ballad section)
1994 SAMI (Sth Aust Music Industry) Awards finalist
1994 Golden Guitar Nominee (in the Bush Ballad section)
In 1997 Graeme received an Australia Day Award
In 1998 Graeme received a Citizen of the Year Award for his years of voluntary services to the outback communities
November 2002 saw Graeme win the prestigious South Australian Council for Country Music '2002 Industry Award' in appreciation of his continued efforts toward the development of Country Music in South Australia
June 2003 Graeme was inducted into 'The Hands Of Fame' in Sth Aust, placing him on the list of Country Music Legend Icon.
August 2004 Graeme won the '2004 Adelaide Country Music Industry Award'
February 2005 Lake Charlegrark Country Music Marathon "Outstanding Contribution Award"
January 2005 & still each year hosts Harris Coach tour to Tamworth Country Music Festival
Dec 2001 till Dec 2005 hosted & coordinated entertainment for Spencer Gulf Country Music Festival
2009 SACCM PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD
Graeme is one of Australia's most popular, hard working and successful Independent Artists with a natural appeal and rapport with audiences of all ages. He truly is a crowd pleaser and when performing never fails to give his all. He is acclaimed as 'SA's Favourite Son' and 'The Voice' by media and fans alike owing to a clear and distinct voice, over which he has clear emotional control. Such voices are not common, but one such voice, however, does belong to Graeme Hugo, which has gained him both wide acclaim and industry recognition for his professionalism, enthusiasm, dedication, dynamic and unique contribution to the Country Music Industry. Years of constant travelling, 3 successful albums, endless awards and accolades have well and truly earned Graeme a prominent place among the cream of Australian Country Music entertainers.
Sunnyvale is a farming district situated in the heart of the Northern York Peninsular and is also the home of an approx 120 yr old church where Graeme & Lynne Hugo with help from friends and family are ready to start another chapter in their Country Music book of Life.
“Rustic Country at Sunnyvale” as it will be known is predominately aimed at people being brought in by coach arriving at around 10.30am where they will be greeted with morning tea and a chance to browse around the souvenier shop. Then into the church hall for an hour and half concert performed by Graeme and friends before heading into the dining hall for a 2 coarse meal - (charcoal chicken wing, snag & salad and dessert). After a stroll around or just a chat for a while the coach will depart for (if time permits) a drive around the Copper Coast Triangle before heading home.
Individual bookings can also be catered for on selected days. For more information you can contact Graeme or Lynne on 0427 810 175,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or bookings can be made through Harris Coaches on local call 1300 659 993 or email email@example.com
Picture sent March 2008
Graeme now has his own domain name. www.graemehugo.com try it
Mobile: 0427 810 175