ODD HUGO

Live Act Folk Americana Folk Baroque Pop Indie
ODD HUGO - Folk Americana Folk Baroque Pop Indie Live Act in Tartu

ODD HUGO Short Info

Formed in summer 2012, Odd Hugo is a fresh Estonian act, already internationally acknowledged for its part mellow folkie, part heart-rending poet soundscapes and crowd hypnotic live emotion. For a fresh ear it would feel a bit like Andrew Bird, Jack White and Beirut blended together, but going deeper you’ll find some excellent tunes that people immediately fall in love! Have done shows across the Baltic states, France, Germany, Hungary, Finland, Sweden and played among others at EUROSONIC NORDESLAG, Fusion Festival, Europavox Festival, Berlin Music Week, Vilnius Music Week, Welcome To The Village festival, Positivus, Art Goes Kapakka, Lost In Music Festival and Valoa Festival. in 17th of April Odd Hugo won the "Skype Go Cange The World Award 2014"- best act at Tallinn Music Week - chosen by international delegates! Currently they are working on new material and hopefully start to record in the summer.

The Line of Best Fit, a UK-based online music magazine:
"A band that seem set to follow in the footsteps of their countrymen Ewert and the Two Dragons, Estonia five piece Odd Hugo offer an askew slant on indie folk, with tracks like ‘These Grey Fields’ carrying a sound that’s both familiar and new. Fans of Beirut will find something to enjoy from their brassed-up arrangements."

NORMAN FLEISCHER, Nothing But Hope And Passion magazine:

„It’s one of the finer situations in the artistic life of a band when they end their gig with more people in the audience than at the beginning. We got the chance to witness Estonian folk rockers ODD HUGO in the Berghain cantina and it proved to be a true blessing in disguise. The likely lads drove over 1.000 miles to play in front of this handful of people. That alone is quite impressive but her songs are even better. Like mixture of harmonic-singing 60s Americana folk and the band’s Balkan roots these gentlemen combined playfulness with expertise. Highly recommendable material.“

Nils Bernstein, Matador Records:
"I thought Odd Hugo were fantastic at Tallinn Music Week; of all the bands I saw, I think they probably have the most potential for success outside Estonia. The guys are incredibly talented, great players and songwriters."

Odd Hugo is quite rightly one of the brightest hopes of Estonian music as Nathan Westley puts it in Crack Magazine. “It became clear within seconds why they had previously sent pulses racing; tight and with a keen ear for a melody, they have all the hallmarks of a band that wouldn’t be out of place on a middle-tiered slot on Later With Jools Holland,” Westley adds and compares them to The National and Tom Waits.

Formed in summer 2012, Odd Hugo is a fresh Estonian act, already internationally acknowledged for its part mellow folkie, part heart-rending poet soundscapes and crowd hypnotic live emotion. For a fresh ear it would feel a bit like Andrew Bird, Jack White and Beirut blended together, but going deeper you’ll find some excellent tunes that people immediately fall in love! Have done shows across the Baltic states, France, Germany, Hungary, Finland, Sweden and played among others at Fusion Festival, Positivus, Art Goes Kapakka, Lost In Music, Berlin Music Week, Vilnius Music Week, Europavox Festival, Welcome To The Village festival Festival and Valoa Festival. in 17th of April Odd Hugo won the "Skype Go Cange The World Award 2014"- best act at Tallinn Music Week - chosen by international delegates!

Formed in summer 2012, Odd Hugo is a fresh Estonian act, already internationally acknowledged for its part mellow folkie, part heart-rending poet soundscapes and crowd hypnotic live emotion. For a fresh ear it would feel a bit like Andrew Bird, Jack White and Beirut blended together, but going deeper you’ll find some excellent tunes that people immediately fall in love! Have done shows across the Baltic states, France, Germany, Hungary, Finland, Sweden and played among others at EUROSONIC NORDESLAG, Fusion Festival, Europavox Festival, Berlin Music Week, Vilnius Music Week, Welcome To The Village festival, Positivus, Art Goes Kapakka, L...

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Past Gigs ODD HUGO

  • 06 | 2016 Bialystok Halfway Festival
  • 04 | 2015 Tallinn Jazzkaar Festival
  • 01 | 2015 Groningen Eurosonic Nordeslag
  • 07 | 2014 Leeuwarden Welcome To the Willage Festival
  • 06 | 2014 Helsinki Mbar PITKÄ KUUMA KESÄ
  • 06 | 2014 Clermont-Ferrand Europavox Festival
  • 05 | 2014 Tallinn Kanala Opening
  • 04 | 2014 Ottersum Hidden Treasure Festival
  • 03 | 2014 Tallinn Tallinn Music Week

Discography ODD HUGO

  • 2016 The Road EP EP | No Angel Records
  • 2015 Pocket Album | No Angel Records
  • 2013 Odd Hugo Album | No Angel Records

Media

  • Video Odd Hugo - Can You Tell The...
  • Video Odd Hugo - "Mumblewalk" (li...
  • Video Odd Hugo - "Kissing In The ...
  • Video Odd Hugo - Der Waltzer - In...
  • Video Odd Hugo - "Three Bullets" ...
  • Sound Odd Hugo - A Song for Ashes...
  • Sound Pocket

Origin

  • Tartu EE

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Rando Kruus lead vocal, ukulele, acoustic guitar, banjo, harmonica
  • Oliver Vare lead vocal, electric guitar, piano
  • Aigor Post trumpet, flügelhorn
  • Sten Valdmaa trombone
  • Tõnis Kirsipu drums, percussion
  • Maimu Jõgeda accordion

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