Mike Hugg

Mike Hugg is an English musician, songwriter, and singer, best known for his tenure in Manfred Mann and the followup act, Manfred Mann’s Chapter Three. As a solo artist, Hugg released the 1972/73 albums Somewhere and Stress & Strain on Polydor. He then formed funk-rockers Hug, which issued the 1975 album Neon Dream. His final act of the period, Mike Hugg’s Freeway, issued two 1976 Polydor singles.

He was born Michael John Hugg on August 11, 1940, in Gosport, Hampshire. As a child, he took piano lessons at his parents behest and also took an interest in drums. By age 20, he was making inroads on the London jazz scene, where he met keyboardist Manfred Mann, a recent arrival from Johannesburg. They formed the Mann–Hugg Blues Brothers, soon renamed Manfred Mann. With singer Paul Jones, they signed to His Master’s Voice in time for the Beat boom.


  • Somewhere (1972)
  • Stress & Strain (1973)


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