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#onesongaweek star moves in to the spotlight
Last year, Frank Hamilton worked on his DIY project #OneSongAWeek, releasing a new song every Friday for the whole of 2012. Each week, the song was made available to buy or stream on the #onesongaweek website, accompanied by an honest blog. The unconventional approach garnered support from Ed Sheeran and Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet), and he's now collaborated with a variety of different artists, both inside and outside the music world, for example Spandau Ballet, The Crimea, Dion Dublin and the class of Year 5 at Priory Primary School in South-West London. A 'best of' album was released on December 10th 2012 and reached #1 in iTunes S/S charts & #21 in iTunes overall album chart.
Now, on the 30th April at the Boileroom, Guildford, Frank Hamilton steps in to the spotlight, and prepares to woo the crowd with his soft acoustic 'indie' sound. Songs about love, memories and the feelings each new season can bring, Frank Hamilton's music is touching and light hearted, and guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.
Supporting him at this gig are Being Buffalo, whose work is described as 'folk driven pop, with an organic twist' and who are influenced by friends and families, writing songs that are likely to lift you up and get you emotional, and Martha Paton, an up-and-coming local young musician from Guildford, with a cheerful, soft acoustic sound.
For the chance to see this inspiring artist, as well as similarly uplifting performers supporting him, check The Boileroom website for details.