Mat makes a name for himself

Mat makes a name for himself

McHugh, who enjoyed more than a decade of success with The Beautiful Girls, selling close to 300,000 albums worldwide, producing eight albums including ‘Learn yourself’ and ‘Ziggurats,’ will play at Sundown Sessions at Scarborough Beach this Saturday, January 18.

McHugh’s ‘Summer come save me’ album will be the first under his own name, but the acclaimed singer-songwriter was quick to point out the misconceptions many people had between himself and The Beautiful Girls.

‘I just wanted everyone to understand that The Beautiful Girls were not so much a band as a pseudonym, though I let people think it was, and that this is the next step,’ McHugh said.

‘I got to a point where I was like, ‘I’ve got all these songs and I’m making all these albums, I’ve got a son’ and I thought now was the time to step out from behind the disguise basically.’

The Sydney local said the birth of his son reassured him of his passion for honest music and made him intent on leaving behind something positive to be remembered by.

‘When you have a child you have a lineage, you have a responsibility to leave behind something, a legacy’