HUGIS - is a Lithuanian guitarist, songwriter and a music tutor. He grew up listening to rock music from early days in his family. Although he started learning music in early age, his first instrument was a trombone because there were no guitar teachers in his small samogitian home town of Kelme. But it was no magnet to the young boy. But by the time he was 16, one of his choir friends taught him the first chord, which was a G major. "After I strummed it, I started hearing melody behind it and realised that I can take it anywhere I want it to go and that music is magic. It struck me like a lightning". Since then, the guitar was always next to him. Learning to play songs from tapes by ear, his passion grew and it still does to this day.
Although he played and collaborated with the biggest Lithuanian artists, his passion was his own music experience and expression, which gradually led him leaving all the popular projects, and staying with ones he admires. Like rock tribute bands such as an ACDC Project(LT) and Guns In Roses (LT). But the core that gives joy is around expression and freedom in music. Vilnius based and well known band in rock community called "FIRE IT UP" is one the examples: music is freedom, not a work place. He contributes w/ other artists also writes and makes records as a solo artist. Apart from recording and playing music, teaching is another big thing. “My teachers are the records I grew up with, my heroes in music, passionate and creative people. I love and try helping others to find that magic in music that I was lucky to find”.