Paddy McHugh had a big year in 2017.
Paddy is kicking off 2018 at a running pace with a brand-new video clip and a tour celebrating his new single – Down To Sydney.
Paddy McHugh on the story behind the song:
“Suicide rates in Australia are high, too high. Especially for young men in rural areas. ‘Down to Sydney’ is a story that has no doubt played out many times in every small town across the country. In the song however, the protagonist finds another way out…. I guess I want people to realise that there are alternatives and there is hope even in the most unlikely places.”
McHugh comes from the Paul Kelly school of song writing in that simplicity is key and everyday life makes the best stories.
“I know there are many reasons why people listen to and enjoy music… but for me, the style of music that I wanted to make, honesty was paramount,” he explains. “It had to be about something that I knew about, or cared about.”
Raised in Tamworth, before moving to Sydney and now finally calling Brisbane home, Paddy McHugh is heading back down to Sydney and Tamworth this January on the appropriately titled single tour which will also see him perform at the prestigious Illawarra Folk Festival.
Don’t miss Paddy McHugh this January as he launches his new single – Down To Sydney!
– DOWN TO SYDNEY TOUR DATES –
Thursday 18th – Junkyard Hotel, Maitland
Friday 19th – Illawarra Folk Festival
Saturday 20th – Illawarra Folk Festival
Sunday 21st – Illawarra Folk Festival
Sunday 21st – Midnight Special Newtown
Monday 22nd – Americana in the Park, Tamworth CMF
Thursday 25th – Cake & Cordial Sessions, Tamworth CMF
Friday 26th – DAG Sheepstation, Nundle