Having worked together on various projects over a number of years, Andrea and Hugh discovered a shared love for the lighter side of the repertoire.
Both versatile musicians with a wealth of professional performing experience between them, ranging from concert platform to theatre pit, recital hall to organ console, the Arcadia Duo is a fusion of many different musical traditions.
Their work together has included a stint as resident musicians at the National Trust for Scotland property Pollok House in Glasgow as well as recitals and functions all over Scotland.
Covering a vast territory of music, from the beautiful melodies of Bach to the smooth harmonies of Bacharach, the repertoire is hand-picked by both to reflect their own personal favourites bringing the warmth of personal enjoyment to their playing.
Hugh has been a professional musician for over 30 years. Based in Glasgow, he has worked extensively throughout Scotland in just about every major venue and in innumerable minor ones!
In addition to a long involvement in Musical Theatre in Glasgow, he has had a lifelong involvement in church music. His major interest, however, has been in the lighter side of music, and he has played for an eclectic list of performers including Leo Sayer, Patti Boulaye, Elvis Costello, Gerard Kelly, Dorothy Paul, Boney M and The Priests.
He lists his most exciting moment as playing the organ at the Usher Hall, his strangest as playing with the Tommy Sampson Big Band in Shotts Prison and his scariest, depping in the band for The Rat Pack.
Hugh is an experienced arranger and has composed and adapted music for live theatre and television.