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GLENN HUGHES
Biography

Paul McCartney defined him as “a white Stevie Wonder” for everybody else Glenn Hughes is simply “the Voice of Rock”. The bass player and singer who succeeded in the very difficult replacement of legendary singer Ian Gillan in Deep Purple (on the legendary MK III line up, together with Coverdale, Blackmore, Jon Lord and Ian Paice). One of Britain’s greatest rock singers, his career has spanned more than four decades, having started in the 1960s playing bass and performing
vocals in Trapeze and working together with Black Sabbath star guitarist Tony Iommi in various occasions. Moreover, he’s also established a highly regarded solo identity. Glenn Hughes’s musical influences range a lot from the soul and funk genre. He stated that he grew up listening to many Motown bass players
and was a funky kind of bassist. As his main influences he cited acts like Marvin Gaye, Sly and the Family Stone and Stevie Wonder.