The Lewis 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 have since been booked for over 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.
Lewis’s 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 2nd 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 4th 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. Lewis’s new solo EP ‘Cellar Door’ will be launched in October 2017. Now with two regular top session drummers to choose from, the band continues to go from strength to strength.
“This fourth studio album confirms Lewis Hamilton’s status as one of the most innovative and versatile young blues artists in the UK. The tempo is maintained with the aptly titled ‘Iceberg Blues’ given Hamilton’s titanic vocal performance and screaming guitar work”
David Scott (Blues in Britain)
“’Down to the River’ and other self-penned titles go down to applause and with each passing song cementing the bands capabilities and affirming their peer status to the elite rhythm and blues realm. I surely was not the only one in the room who became one of their newest fans.”
Andy (Bearded Radio)