Mike Hughes plays a bluesy solo over "Ain't Misbehavin."

Mike Hughes plays synth parts on "I Wish" with Hip Grease - a 70s tribute band featuring Felice Hernandez and Paul Murphy.

Mike Hughes Plays Sideways Piano

Several years ago my retina became detached in my left eye. My doctor glued the retina back on and put an air bubble inside my eye and told me to lie on my right side as much as possible for 3 weeks. Do you think that was going to stop me from playing piano?

Blues Puppet Wishes You a Happy Halloween

Video & music performed by Mike Hughes. To see all 13 Blues Puppet Videos

Thank God For the Music

Original song that Mike Hughes composed, performed the music, and sang on as well.


Mike Hughes performs "The C Major Scale." All music in the this video was composed, arranged and performed by Mike Hughes.

I have always been entranced by the sound of squeaky doors and cabinets. The ethereal squeaks that old hinges produce express both joy and anguish and seem to emanate from another world filled with disembodied spirits. Couple that with the fact I am obsessed with the Happy Birthday to You song (I created the Birthday Music CD which has 50 different versions of that song), and it logically follows that I just had to make this video.

This is a song I wrote and performed a couple of months before the 2020 presidential election. I was hoping for a better America.

This is my big band arrangement of God Bless America

Lift Every Voice and Sing is also known as the Black National Anthem. It was composed in 1900 by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson and his brother John Rosamond Johnson. Silent singers in bubbles near the end of the video include Avis Harrell, Shirley Ly, Blues Puppet, and yours truly. Arranged and performed by me of course.

Mike Hughes plays a jazz solo over "I Can't Give You Anything But Love."

Little Drummer Boy - Joy to the World Medley

Boogie-woogie piano version of these 2 great Christmas carols Arranged and performed by Mike Hughes.

Mike Hughes Appears on Frasier

In this episode Frasier composes a song for a departed friend and decides to have a gospel choir perform the song when he gives the eulogy. Mike Hughes is the organist. The choir and organ were recorded live during the filming of the episode.

The World's Best Birthday Music Video

This YouTube video features a sample medley of 13 partial tracks from The Birthday Music CD, which was created by Mike Hughes. To hear more tracks

Mike Hughes and Skye Michaels co-founded the group "Third Island" in the late 80's. It was an instrumental rock group that also featured David Grossman on drums and Bob Feldman on bass. This video contains excerpts from a concert performed at the Music Machine in West L.A.

Mike Hughes plays "Chopsticks" with chopsticks. All music in this video was composed, arranged and performed by Mike Hughes (except for the "Jaws" music).

Arrangement of Away in a Manger for string quartet & woodwind quartet. Arranged by Michael Hughes.

This is a solo piano boogie woogie version of the old Dixieland classic "Basin Street Blues", written by Spencer Williams in 1928. It was arranged and performed by Michael Hughes.

This is my boogie woogie solo piano arrangement of Mariah Carey's ever-popular Christmas song "All I Want for Christmas is You." You can follow along with the sheet music as it plays.

A Lonely Life

Original song that Mike Hughes composed, performed the music, and sang on as well.

Rise Above is a song I wrote and performed many years ago. The video was recently created in the spring of 2021. I hope it will be a cathartic experience for those who watch.

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