Hugh Dent, Entertainer, originated in the West Country but has lived in Preston, Lancashire since 1974.
Hugh’s love of music started early with the school choir and father’s old 78’s and increased when his brother formed a folk club in their home town of Liskeard at a time when there was a great revival of interest in folk music.
In the mid-1980s Hugh changed from working in pharmaceuticals to caring for the frail and elderly. His guitar was a much requested, regular visitor at the day centre where he was working and useful additions to his repertoire came from the enthusiastic singing of the day visitors.
Naturally Hugh is in great demand at social events of all types and after three years he decided to fulfil a long term wish for a full-time musical career and set up his own business specialising in entertainment for older age groups.
Hugh’s experience has been mainly as a solo artist but he has also performed as one half of a duo and with a folk group at a variety of venues.
Since starting in business he has made three appearances on BBC Radio York. Sessions to date include day centres, hospitals, disabled clubs and family occasions such as birthdays and wedding anniversaries.
After becoming established in 1987 he has averaged 400 performances per year to delighted audiences in care homes within the United Kingdom. He still specialises only in this field and provides entertainment and activity sessions which last for one and a half hours in duration.