At the end of 2010 Pete Mcalinden left and was replaced by the current Drummer Paul Wilson. With this line-up, they released the critically acclaimed album “No Rider” in 2011. After various offers from record companies they decided to manage themselves and continued for another 6 months playing around the midlands area playing under the Kulu banner. Early in 2012 Simon Allen left the band, leaving Dan Hughes, Paul Wilson and Bob Dabrowski to play as a 3 piece. Renamed “The Dan Hughes Trio” the band continued to hone their craft playing to large audiences at pubs, clubs, private parties, bars, weddings and the obligatory summer festivals.
With a two set gig list, starting with a mellow acoustic set and finishing with an electric 2nd set, proving to be a popular format wherever they go, with a catalogue of over 90 songs to choose from, they cater for all tastes in music, playing over 200 gigs in 2013, they are always in demand.
Constant weekly rehearsals adding new covers and original material top there set list allow them to expand their repertoire, making the “DHT” a professional hard working band. Playing with skill and passion they would be a quality feature for any event.
Over the last 18 months Dan Hughes has added some solo gigs to his career playing "low key events" and background music, where a 3 piece band is not required. 2014 sees the band start on a "new album". “constant motion” is set to be released in the second half of the year, and will mark the bands move into different genres, with four tracks already recorded, studio time is "somewhat restricted" due to the constant gigging and work load.
“The Dan Hughes Trio" are a dynamic 3 piece band based in the East Midlands. (UK)
The Band formed 5 years ago when “Dan Hughes”(guitar and vocals) finished his music course at the highly regarded B.I.M.M. (Brighton institute of modern music) met up with Simon Allen (keyboards, vocals) and Bob Dabrowski (bass guitar). They recruited Pete Mcalinden to play drums. This line up lasted about a year, touring under the name of “Dan Hughes and the Others” and latterly “Kulu”.