Following on from a rather busy 2012, which saw Frank Hamilton write, record and release one song a week; 2013 has so far been surprisingly sedentary in comparison, as he announces a new single and UK Tour.
To coincide with the headline tour, Frank will release his single ‘Summer’ on 7th October. The single is a revamped version taken from the #OneSongAWeek album and is produced by Richard Wilkinson (Adele, Bombay Bicycle Club, Lewis Watson). #OneSongAWeek reached No.1 on the iTunes Singer-songwriter category (outselling Ed Sheeran, Jake Bugg, Gabrielle Aplin and Ben Howard), reached No.21 in the overall album chart, as well as No.2 in Music Week’s Indie Breakers album chart.
His most notable achievements, include collaborations with Ed Sheeran and Newton Faulkner, sold out shows at London’s Barfly, The Garage (upstairs) and Borderline, sold 12,000 copies of his 1st EP ‘You, Your Cat & Me’, received praise from Music Week as ‘the Mike Skinner of Folk’ and BBC’s Huw Stephens ‘Cult Hero’, was awarded the iTunes free single of the week, sold 7500 copies of his ‘#OneSongAWeek’ album as well as appearing on MOTD (a childhood dream). All achieved independently and without the help of any major label budgets.
Frank put’s it down to working hard, being nice and having some of the best, most loyal fans in the world – loyal being an understatement! With a small army of nearly 9,000 fans on Twitter and another 9,000 on Facebook, Hamilton’s unique take on lyrics, his honest charm and catchy song writing continues to spread.
“What’s the point in making records if you’ve got no-one to share them with? Says Frank, “It sounds really cliche but the kids (I mean they’re not all kids, but I hate the word fans) are the reason I’m able to make music for a living – they’re incredible. It’s their fault #OneSongaWeek ended with a #1 album and it’s their fault the last tour all but sold out – I’ve still not really found the words to sum it all up.”
Hamilton managed to record an entire EP aboard the London Eye in one singular rotation, releasing the entire 52 track #OneSongAWeek album, toured with Lucy Spraggan and Lewis Watson, sold out The Borderline, played at Belladrum & Secret Garden Party. People love his enthusiasm and ability to release so much good material and in turn, it strives Frank forward, knowing he has an immediate audience, always waiting for more.
His current UK tour will air the best from the 52 songs as well as showcase new songs, drawing to a close the rollercoaster ride the past 2 years have been and opening up the door to an exciting 2014 – the year in which Frank plans to unveil his least controversial idea yet – ‘One Album aYear’.
Catch Frank Hamilton at the following shows:
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER HEADLINE TOUR
20.09.13 – The Cluny 2 – Newcastle
21.09.13 – The Arches – Glasgow
22.09.13 – 53 Degrees – Preston
23.09.13 – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham
25.09.13 – Plug – Sheffield
26.09.13 – Sound Control – Manchester
27.09.13 – Cockpit 3 – Leeds
28.09.13 – Sugarmill – Stoke
29.09.13 – Junction 2 – Cambridge
01.10.13 – Waterfront – Norwich
02.10.13 – Institute – Birmingham
03.10.13 – The Garage – London
05.10.13 – Thekla – Bristol
06.10.13 – Boileroom – Guildford
07.10.13 – Komedia – Brighton
08.10.13 – Joiners – Southampton
10.10.13 – Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff