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Lewis Hamilton / Bio

Since their formation in August 2010 The Lewis Hamilton Band have been booked for over 400 shows from Shetland to Poland, and have appeared at most of the UK’s biggest blues festivals, including Main Stage performances at Hebden Bridge and Maryport. As a guitarist Lewis pays tribute to some of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, taking influence from people like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and Rory Gallagher. He also incorporates playing styles from more modern blues-rock musicians such as, Joe Bonamassa, Derek Trucks and Matt Scofield. As a vocalist he has developed his own unique and powerful style of singing, while taking influence from the likes of Joe Cocker and Dave Mathews.
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His debut album Gambling Machine won the Scottish New Music Award for Scottish Jazz/Blues album of the year for 2012. Candlelight & Sympathy from Empty Roads will feature on the soundtrack of a new feature film 'Scar Tissue'. His third album Ghost Train has had numerous top reviews and acclaim from magazines and websites worldwide, and airplay in over 15 countries. In addition to his previous nominations in the 2012 and 2013 British Blues Awards and receiving two preliminary nominations in their song-writing category, Lewis was nominated yet again as BEST YOUNG ARTIST in 2014. He is currently writing and recording his 4th studio album ‘Shipwrecked’ and has had tracks from Ghost Train played on BBC R2 by Whispering Bob Harris, who has also offered him a slot on his Under The Apple Tree Sessions to help promote the album release early in 2015.
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Lewis has performed with such notable musicians as Aynsley Lister (for whom he filled in vocals at a live show), Ryan McGarvey, Henrik Freischlader, Alan Nimmo, Chantel McGregor and Ben Poole. He also has a considerable talent for recording, and runs his own studio in Auchterarder, Scotland, where all his music is written, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Lewis himself.
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In the last year, Lewis Hamilton has released on his own label the critically acclaimed three volume series of Scottish Blues, Jock’s Juke Joint, featuring Lewis’ own tracks and those of another 50 Scottish blues artists. The series has also received a high level of coverage in the international blues scene with airplay from more than seventy radio shows across a dozen countries and prominent reviews in all the leading UK blues/roots publications, plus several others in North America and Europe. The second volume of the series was nominated as best album in the British Blues Awards 2013, while the third volume was selected as the first ever album of the month by the Independent Blues Broadcasters’ Association.
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2014 sees Lewis crossing the border to England for nine mini-tours, and breaking into Europe with 3 visits to Holland already booked and a major tour of Poland in November and in the making for July 2015.
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Ghost Train Press:
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" A very surprising and varied CD which I value very highly. With this Lewis has delivered a professional CD that deserves much attention"
Andre Wittebroek (Blus Magazine)
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" Ghost Train is a top album ... already in my personal top ten this year.""
Philip Vehaege (Keys and Chords)
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" Ghost Train is a very strong and varied album that provides some good promotion ..."
Walter Vanheuckelom (Rootstime.BE)
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" Lewis Hamilton seems to be a flawless offspring of the North American roots of the blues."
Steve Brown (Rocktimes.DE)
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" While he has shown that he can hold his own with any guitarist on the scene, he is so much more. His work is soulful, evoking images in the mind of the listener that one would expect from a man twice his age."
Bill Wilson (Reflections in Blue)
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" There are traces in his style of Henrik Freischlader – always looking for a fresh way of presenting the music and not afraid of taking a new direction ‘Ghost Train’ is an always interesting disc ... "
John Hurd (3songsbonn.com)
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" This is heartfelt soulful music, just as honest as the day is long in June, and when music has that much integrity, it just has to be good."
Jon Seymour (Firebrand Magazine)
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" The music is solid - the trio rocks, sometimes gets funky … Definitely recommended for fans of the genre."
Nathan Nörgel (Wasser-Prawda Magazine)
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" Hot Blooded Caledonian Blues - could any music fan refuse? "
Ian Rankin
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Please visit www.lewishamiltonmusic.com for full reviews, more about us and gig diary :)

General Info

Band Members
Lewis Hamilton - Vocals/Lead Guitar, Nick Hamilton - Bass, Ben O'Reilly - Drums
Artist Name
Lewis Hamilton
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/lewishamiltonmusic
Active Since
09/10
Genres
Blues / Rock / Americana

Contact Info

Location
Perth, SCT, UK
Manager
Nick Hamilton

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