Gig: Hamilton Loomis – Garston Royal British Legion – 12 Mar 2010
Posted on: Saturday, Feb 20, 2010
at Garston Royal British Legion
Friday, 12th March 2010 (doors: 8pm, show starts at 8.45pm)
Singer/guitarist Hamilton Loomis is one of the young artistes at the forefront of bringing the blues into the 21st century. Born and raised in Galveston, Texas, he honed his multi-instrumental, musical skills at a very early age, learning to play drums, piano, guitar bass and harmonica by his early teens. At the age of sixteen, he played alongside Bo Diddley, who later became his friend and mentor. He has also been greatly influenced by Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Stevie Wonder and Prince, which accounts for the funky edge to his musical style.
Hamilton will be backed by his excellent band, which comprises fellow countrymen, Stratton Doyle on saxophone and keys and Kent Beatty on bass guitar, and the pride of Birmingham, Jamie Little, on drums. The same band is featured on more than half of the tracks on his latest album, Live In England, which were recorded at his 2009 visit to Liverpool Marina. Hamilton’s brilliant, energetic performances have earned him a large fan base in this country and early booking is strongly recommended.
Garston Royal British Legion is situated at Haig House, Woolton Road, Garston, Liverpool L19 5NQ, just around the corner from Liverpool South Parkway station.
Tickets for the concert (£13.50 each in advance and £15 each on the door) are obtainable from John Welsh on 0151 428 2855 or firstname.lastname@example.org.