Artist: The Hamiltons
Release Date: 25th Sept 2015
Label: Home On The Range Records
Sibling duo Emma (vocals/piano/accordion) and Tom (vocals/piano/guitar) aka ‘The Hamiltons’ come from an eclectic background. Their father, a musician himself and their Parisian Mother live in Sydney, where the band The Hamiltons started to evolve.
As children, as soon as they were old enough, they travelled Australia performing with their fathers’ quintessential Irish-folk band, simultaneously bingeing on jazz standards and their idols Brian Wilson and The Everly Brothers…. an unusual education that has yielded a refreshing, personal and ultimately nostalgic sound.
In 2012 and a young Emma released her debut album “La Musique” (on ABC/UNIVERSAL), a jazz album which explored their bilingual heritage with a rich mixture of French jazz classics and original music. The album, produced by brother Tom, was highly acclaimed in Australia to be (“a total triumph on so many levels” Van Dyke Parks).It led to an international support slot opening for Australian virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel. The pair set off on the road with the guitar master, performing throughout Europe and Russia. So from Emma Hamilton’s solo album, and via the subsequent touring together, The Hamiltons were born!
From touring Europe one thing led to another, and Tom and Emma relocated to London in Jan 2015 where they evolved the band into a 5 piece, adding tuba, guitar and drums. They commendably sold out the St James Studio and are currently working with producer/mixer Adrian Hall (DuBlonde/Black Eyed Peas/Simply Red) on their debut album.
Debut single “Paranoid” (out on 25th Sept 2015 on Home On The Range Records) features Tommy Emmanuel on guitar and is intriguingly vibrant and seductive, encompassing the duo’s rich palette of influences and experiences.
Tour in The Baltics 8-12 October
London- Rich Mix – 21st October 8-9pm
London- Pizza Express- The Pheasantry- 29th October
London- The Borderline (opening for Ryan Sheridan)- 9th November