Thank you for taking the time to listen to my new album.
Confluence was inspired by the beauty of both the natural and urban worlds, as well as by the amazing group of musicians you are lucky enough to hear for the next 45 minutes.
Writing took place throughout Australia and across the world, from Scottish lochs to Vanuatu volcanoes, and each track fits into the greater narrative with its own unique story.
The theme of “Confluence” balances the exploration of Art and the comfort of Pop, and finding nourishment where these two rivers meet: ideas are drawn from across the board, blending a myriad of influences, with catchy melodies, experimental forays and all knitted together with a strong sense of groove.
The writing and recording processes were often fused, allowing composition and production to flourish in exciting new ways. Recording was undertaken at the ANU School of Music, Myall and various home and portable recording studios, with all natural sound effects recorded on location.
A massive thankyou to the Friends of the ANU School of Music for providing funds for the recording and production of this album and to all the performers who gave up valuable time to be a part of this project.
Thanks also to Andrew Farriss for mentoring the process, to my saxophone teacher John Mackey for being of invaluable assistance to my playing and to Miroslav Bukovsky, Johannes Luebbers and all the staff at the ANU School of Music who continue to assist and inspire me.
Special thanks to all my friends and family for their unconditional advice, love and support.
After over a year of fun and hard work the finished product is finally complete for your enjoyment, and I couldn’t be prouder to share it with you.
Close your eyes, open your ears and drift away…
Hugo Lee – Alto Sax, EWI, sound effect samples [all], Guitar [3, 5 & 11], Bass , Percussion [3, 5, 9 & 11], Recorder [7 & 11], Didgeridoo 
Tate Sheridan – Vocals , Piano [4 & 8]
Rose Costi – Vocals [1, 5, 7 & 10]
Andrew Farriss – Keys , Guitar & Backing Vocals 
Jack Schwenke – Bass [all except 2, 3 & 11]
Alec Brinsmead – Drums [all except 2, 9 & 11]
Chris Van Der Wielen – Guitar [1, 4, 6 & 12]
Johannes Luebbers – Piano [5 & 7]
Alex Unikowski – Keys [6 & 12]
Kaleid (Kirrah Amosa, Jacqui Douglas, Amy Jenkins) – Intro Vocals , Backing Vocals [4, 6, 8, 11 & 12]
Eddie & James Bernasconi – Trumpet & Trombone [1, 5 & 7]
Jamal Salem – Percussion [5 & 7]
Malcolm Newland – Marimba 
Fletcher Jeffries – Function Generator 
Louis Montgomery – Recording Engineer*, Bass , Synthesizer 
*Tracks 6, 10 & 12 engineered by Hugo Lee, Fletcher Jeffries, Malcolm Newland, Catia Rizio and Roya Safaei.
All words and music composed and arranged by Hugo Lee. Mixed by Louis Montgomery and mastered by Kimmo Vennonen. Artwork and cover photograph by Oliver Fuller.