The Mighty Hughs

Founded on September 6, 2014


We provide therapeutic music programs to the special needs community in an encouraging, inclusive environment designed to nurture self esteem


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The Mighty Hughs Foundation is dedicated to providing ongoing therapeutic music programs, free of charge, to the Special Needs Community.

Company Overview

The Mighty Hughs Foundation was formed in 2014 by a group of West Coast musicians who wanted to provide therapeutic music programs for those with Special Needs....

Steven Drake

Steven Drake has been a part of the Canadian music industry for over three decades. Perhaps best known

for his work as singer/songwriter for 90’s power-pop band, the Odds, Steven has also worked as

producer/engineer/mixer for many years, collaborating with some of Canada’s top talent, and earning some

Junos and platinum albums along the way. A longtime resident of Vancouver, BC, Steven has more

recently been dividing his time between playing live shows with his band, The Winlaws; as guitarist with

the legendary Art Bergmann; steel-guitar with Jack Garton, the Myrtle Family Band, and the Burying

Ground, while producing and mixing albums and tracks for a variety of artists, including C.R. Avery, Jen

Lane, Andrew Loog Oldham, Jack Garton., and 54 40.

Steven Drake: Partial discography

1991 Odds: Neopolitan (Zoo/BMG) -- songwriter, vocals, guitar, keyboards

1993 Odds: Bedbugs (Zoo/BMG) -- songwriter, vocals, guitar, keyboards

1995 Odds: Good Weird Feeling (Warner) -- Mix Engineer, songwriter, vocals, guitar,


-- Platinum sales award

1996 Odds: Nest (Warner) -- Recording and Mix Engineer

-- Winner, 1997 Pacific Music Industry ’Engineer of the Year’

-- Gold sales award

1996 54-40: Trusted by Millions (Sony) -- Producer, Recording, and Mix Engineer

-- Platinum sales award

1996 The Tragically Hip: Trouble at the Henhouse (MCA) -- Mix Engineer

-- Juno Winner 1997 Album of the Year, and North Star Rock Album of the year

-- 5x Platinum sales award

2000 The Tragically Hip: [email protected] (Universal) -- Mix Engineer

-- Juno Winner 2001 Best Rock Album

-- 2x Platinum sales award

2001 Gord Downie: Coke Machine Glow (Zoe) -- Recording and Mix Engineer, Producer

2004 Spirit of the West: Star Trails (Maple Music) -- Mix Engineer

2005 Jeremy Fisher: Let it Shine (Sony) -- Mix Engineer

2008 The Orchid Highway: The Orchid Highway -- Producer, Recording and Mix Engineer

2010 Jen Lane: For the Night -- Producer, Recording and Mix Engineer

2011 C.R Avery: Motel (50 miles out of town) -- So It Goes (Platinum Records, France)

2013 The Andrew Oldham Orchestra and Friends Play the Rolling Stones Songbook Volume 2

2016 Jack Garton: Move the Mess Around (Independent

Jeff Neill

Jeff Neill

Jeff Neill is an award-winning guitarist/songwriter/producer who earned early success with Canadian Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Streetheart. Along with playing guitar for the band, Jeff has managed all aspects of the band’s business affairs for the last decade and that has helped create a resurgence in the band's profile making them one of Canada’s top Classic Rock music franchises.

He toured extensively through North America with Canadian rock legends Loverboy in the mid 90’s and helped Loverboy achieve gold status (over 500,000 units sold) in the USA for their “Classics” CD.

Jeff also enjoyed international success with Australian rock icon, Jimmy Barnes. Jimmy continues to be one of Australia’s most respected and successful recording artists and their partnership will continue with talks in the works for a new music project together.

As a songwriter, Jeff has earned over 20 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards with a total of over 4 million units sold worldwide.

Jeff has toured and played shows with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Sting, ZZ Top, Bryan Adams and has written with such notables as Jim Vallance, Jonathan Cain, and Keith Urban.

Jeff has worked as an arranger and music consultant for Disney. He was a featured composer on the hit international TV series, “Holmes/Makes It Right” and has a long list of credits writing music for both radio and television.

Jeff's musical philanthropy is evident in his involvement with the Mighty Hughes Foundation, whose series of benefit shows help raise funds that provide music therapy programs for the special needs community in BC. His #MusicForMac initiative in association with The Canadian Red Cross, generated over $15,000.00 to directly benefit the residents of the wildfires in Fort McMurray AB and the surrounding area.

Mick Dalla-Vee

Mick Dalla-Vee taught himself to first play the guitar at age 10 after losing his mother to cancer. In an enviable career the multi-instrumentalist has also become a very busy studio producer, musician, arranger and vocalist.

Mick attained Gold and Platinum status for his work with Bachman & Turner (Live in New York City 2010) amongst other musical awards (3 gold awards, one independent album award) and co-written or written everything from country music to smooth jazz. Mick has played bass and been lead singer for Canadian rock legend Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive) for 16 years, played upright bass at the prestigious Montreal Jazz Festival alongside George Benson and Espranza Spalding and played keyboards for Grammy Award-winning R&B diva Melanie Fiona.

Mick has played live and/or recorded with Mötley Crüe, Sammy Hagar, Curtis Stigers, Trooper, Paul Shaffer, Terra Lightfoot, The Sadies, Walter Trout, Aaron Pritchett, Laila Biali, Duke Robillaird, Alan Frew, Patricia Conroy, Mike Reno, Stephan Maccio and many, many others.

His ‘NV Music Group’ company (with longtime collaborator Jeff Neill), has created soundscapes and musical cues, which have been used on TV shows like HGTV’s popular Holmes Makes It Right series.

As the founder of the Down Syndrome Research Foundation’s Music in Motion Workshop, (a project that develops musical camaraderie with children, youth and young adults diagnosed with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities), Mick is devoted to ‘giving back’ and has personally raised over $40,000.00 for cancer research.