Hugo’s VOYAGE – Inception (2023) *HQ*
Featuring former Valentine and Open Skyz singer Hugo, New York based Hugo’s VOYAGE is a dynamic AOR rock band with soaring melodies and anthemic soundscapes. With their irresistible blend of powerful vocals, melodic keyboards, hard-hitting guitars and captivating lyrics, they evoke a nostalgic spirit reminiscent of the legendary band, Journey. No surprise as Hugo’s VOYAGE was formed in 2005 as a Journey tribute band and have been the most successful touring Journey tribute band in the US, attracting a dedicated following of fans who are deeply moved by classic rock music.
Joined by Robby Hoffman (guitar), Greg Smith (bass), Dana Spellman (drums) and Lance Millard (keyboards) – Hugo’s VOYAGE have now set out on a musical journey of their own, crafting a signature sound of original music on their debut album ”Inception” that pays homage to their influences while carving out a unique and vibrant identity.
Hugo’s voice, with its incredible range, captivating tone, and unparalleled emotional depth, has the ability to translate personal experiences into timeless melodies and lyrics. ‘Inception’ is a testament to his songwriting prowess and his commitment to creating music that resonates with all people.
The compositions on ”Inception” explore universal themes of love, hope, loss and self-discovery, accompanied by infectious melodies that linger in the minds of listeners long after the final note fades away.
From epic ballads such as “In My Heart” that make hearts swell with emotion to high-octane rockers such as “I’ll Be Around” that can ignite a stadium, the songs possess an uncanny ability to transport audiences to another time and place.
Robby’s guitar playing effortlessly conjures up iconic riffs and blistering solos, creating a magical synergy with the pulsating rhythm section that fuels the band’s relentless energy and infectious melodies.
While their sound may evoke nostalgia for the golden era of arena rock, Hugo’s VOYAGE have redefined the boundaries of classic rock, infusing their music with a contemporary edge and a fresh perspective that sets them apart from their peers. Their music possesses a timeless quality, bridging generations and proving that great rock music transcends time.
Get ready to embark on a thrilling sonic adventure with Hugo’s VOYAGE as they remind you why the power of music is truly unparalleled.
2. CRAZY WHAT LOVE CAN DO
3. DON’T WANNA LIVE WITHOUT YOUR LOVE
4. SOUND OF A BROKEN HEART
5. GOIN’ AWAY
6. A FRIEND LIKE YOU
7. HOW MANY TIMES
8. I’LL BE AROUND
9. IN MY HEART
10. SEPTEMBER LOVE
11. THE VOYAGE
12. WHEN HEAVEN MAKES AN ANGEL
Hugo Valenti – Vocals
Robby Hoffman – Guitars
Lance Millard – Keyboards
Greg Smith – Bass
Dana Spellman – Drums
Steve Ferlazzo – Keyboards
Ray Herrmann: Saxophone