Aminah Hughes has been enchanting audiences for a decade with her intimately honest lyrics and an ethereal voice that has often been described as “beautifully haunting.” An exemplary songwriter, she weaves words and wisdom, poetry and song, a storyteller to the end.
Her flair for writing songs, poetry and spoken word has been acknowledged in local and international competitions, through publication and inclusion on compilation albums of prominent Australian spoken word artists.
A former radio presenter and theatre performer, her artistic experience ranges from filmmaking to classical composition. All of this experience, she brings to the stage. She has performed at a number of Australian festivals, including the National Folk Festival, and facilitated several song writing workshops and circles around the country. As a singer she has shared the stage with Tommy Emmanuel, Jimmy Little, GANGgajang and the Sydney Youth Orchestra and supported Ireland’s Mairtin O’Connor Trio, Canada’s The Wailin Jennys and Aussie rock legend Robert James.
In 2009 she formed an alliance with renowned Irish traditional and blues musician, Seamie O’Dowd. Following well received shows in Ireland and Australia, the duo spent the 2010 Irish summer performing with Californian songwriter Thom Moore. Having appeared on albums by highly respected Australian songwriter Shane Howard, Irish songwriter Tony Reidy and multicultural music group No Crows, she is currently working towards her first album.