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Bill "Halfway" Hamill, is an acoustic singer/songwriter, MC, and podcast host from what in his mind is not only the capital of Rock 'N Roll, but the world's greatest city: Detroit , Michigan. Born and raised at 8 Mile and Gratiot ,the sounds of Motown were ingrained into his mind before he could even talk, let alone sing. It would be Motley Crue's "Theater of Pain" released in 1985, when Hamill was but only 9 years old, that would shape the rest of his life. Performing since middle school, to this very day barely a week goes by where you won't find Hamill performing. Amongst the places Hamill has performed are Detroit's Hard Rock Cafe, Mount Clemens' Emerald Theater, Metro Detroit's Arts, Beats, and Eats
festival, and the world famous Gratiot Cruise on a number of occasions.
Hamill, a reverbnation number 1 charting artist for the city of Detroit, has showcased at Freddy's Backroom in Brooklyn, NY, and Ella Lounge in Manhattan's East Village. Hamill was a featured performer at the 2012 Interfusion Music Summit in Cathedral City, CA. You can hear Hamill's song "What You've Become" in the Urreola short film, The Maintenance Man, as well as hear "Evil in Disguise" in another Urreola short, The Belt. Beyond performing, Hamill hosts Hamill's Halfway House formerly heard on the late great Rok Out Radio, now at http://HamillsHalfwayHouse.Podomatic.com, as well as produce and mentor young and upcoming local Detroit area acts. Hamill is also an accomplished writer, writing blogs for the pro wrestling site http://camelclutchblog.com.
Detroit Perfect is an acoustic/ electric mashup of punk rock styles from first gen NY CBGB bands through the re-explosion of the 90's, combined with protest and revolutionary songs spanning all generations, and a dash of glam rock piss, to taste. We keep hearing being asked what style of music we are after shows, and being told "I've never seen anything like that." Hopefully you feel the same way, and until someone smarter comes up with a better name, We're calling it dirt rock.
Detroit Perfect consists of Detroit music veterans Bill Hamill formerly of Halfway II, Devin Mann formerly of Deaf Go Blind, and Jim Wood of Stroller Coaster and Johnny Roastbeef. We fuse classic punk with folk and protest elements to create some delicious, frenetic Detroit Dirt Rock.