Since their formation in August 2010 The Lewis Hamilton Band have been booked for over 600 shows from Shetland to Slovenia, and have appeared at most of the UK’s biggest blues festivals, including Main Stage performances at Hebden Bridge and Maryport. His debut album Gambling Machine won the Scottish New Music Award for Scottish Jazz/Blues album of the year for 2012. Candlelight & Sympathy from 2nd album Empty Roads features on the soundtrack of the feature film Scar Tissue. The title track has been chosen for the theme tune and end-credit music for the BBC1 TV show 'The Mart'. His third album Ghost Train has had numerous top reviews and acclaim from magazines and websites worldwide, and airplay in over 20 countries, and received airplay and a special mention from ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris on BBC R2
In addition to his previous nominations in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 British Blues Awards and receiving two preliminary nominations in their song-writing category, Lewis was nominated as BEST YOUNG ARTIST yet again in 2015. His 4th studio album Shipwrecked which was released in November 2015 has had stunning reviews, has been chosen as an ‘Album of the Month’ by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association (IBBA) and has been played by Paul Jones on BBC R2, along with receiving airplay world-wide.
:: PERSONAL ::
Lewis Hamilton – Guitar/Vocals
Nick Hamilton – Bass
Ben O’Reilly - Drums
:: PRESS ::
“'Lonesome And Blue', the title track and 'Down To The River' are some of my favourites. Very strong is also the casual "Cheap Cigars", which transported the lifestyle (for me) south of the Mason Dixon Line beautifully ...The relaxed "Trust In Me" on the other visits the 'funky' fleshpots of jazz rock.With "By The Oak Tree" Lewis then swings to Chicago. It's a long time since I've heard such a sultry blues ballad ... You can't "Ghost Train" of not having variety! ... Lewis Hamilton seems to be a flawless offspring of the North American roots of the blues.”
“Lewis Hamilton has a tuneful and authentic Blues voice which belies his years, but it is as a virtuoso guitarist that he excels. The album’s strength is in its variety; the Savoy Brown like boogie of the title track, the slow blues of ‘Living In A Bad Dream’ and the funky beat of another instrumental ‘Phtitude’. The tour de force is ‘Crying Shame’, six and a half minutes of classic blues guitar playing. While this album is more derivation than innovation, it provides a rock solid example of British Blues at its best."
- Noggin, Blues Matters Magazine (Sep 16, 2011)
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