Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Victor Hugo graduated from Universidad Central de Venenzuela with a degree in Biology and one in Performing Arts. His mother was an actress and jazz singer and was a well known face in film and television. Whilst still a teenager, Victor starred in and directed several musicals and theatre.
He left his home to go to London to pursue a career in the arts, having won a scholarship from the Venezuelan government to study film making whilst continuing his work in music. Undeterred by the loss of his funding with political change at home, Victor continued in his musical career.
As one of the most accomplished and talented Latin musicians, Victor Hugo has lent his band to, and collaborated with many of the great names of Salsa. This impressive list of Salseros includes: Grupo Niche, Kike Harvey, David Pabon, El Canario, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Junior Gonzalez, Luis Felipe Gonzalez, Tito Nieves, Mariano Civico, Palmieri, Oscar D'Leon and now on his latest recordings with Grammy award nominated ' Son de Cali' - from Cali -Colombia with whom he is presently recording his latest compositions.
A pioneer of Latin music in Europe, Victor founded and lead a number of high profile bands as well as making several forays into the world of Latin Pop, including Tequila with Island Records and more recently with the dance hit 'The Latin Thing' with Faze Records, both of which entered the Top 10. Victor's own compositions have been featured in films and advertising and his name has been associated with Bacardi, Colgate, Corona, Tequila El Cuervo amongst others.
Victor Hugo has a list of recordings which are available world wide on several record labels around the world and has won an exclusive in Asia after his recent successful tour in Honk Kong and Singapore where his is due back in April 2005 by to popular demand.
Currently he has a further three projects being prepared - one for completion shortly in Cali, Colombia, one scheduled for completion in Cuba 'Salsa in English' and a third 'Salsa Pa America 'collaborative project to be brought to fruition here in London.
Victor, a charismatic and energetic performer, is first choice for international festivals, theatre events and celebrity parties, receiving superlative reviews wherever he goes. With his band, he has performed for many of the rich and famous, throughout the world and has made a number of television appearances. . Most recently, he completed a very successful tour of the Far East and has plans to return later this year for further performances and master classes.
Victors high energy and huge success was recognised in Febuary 2005, when all of his hard work payed off as he and his band walked away from this years music awards with a Grammy