Alex Hamilton Band
The Alex Hamilton Band performs mostly original Blues/Rock/Americana music, combining melodic and powerful vocals with a rock solid rhythm section and virtuoso heart-felt lead guitar. One of the UK’s hardest working bands, this family powered trio was formed in 2010 and since then have been booked for more than 700 shows from Shetland to Slovenia, and have appeared at most of the UK’s blues festivals, including Main Stage performances at Newark, Hebden Bridge and Maryport. Their reputation has quickly spread across Europe, with three successful tours of Poland and regular trips to Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium and Holland.
Their debut album Gambling Machine was released when he was just 17, and won the Scottish New Music Award for Scottish Jazz/Blues Album of the Year for 2012. Candlelight & Sympathy from his second album Empty Roads features on the soundtrack of the feature film Scar Tissue, and the title track used by the BBC as theme music for the TV series The Mart. His third album Ghost Train has had airplay and a special mention from “Whispering” Bob Harris on BBC R2. His fourth studio album Shipwrecked was chosen as an Album of the Month by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association (IBBA) and has been played by Paul Jones, also on BBC R2. The fifth album On the Radio was released last autumn.
Date of event:4th November 2022