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A rising star, and a joy to see live
Frank Hamilton @ The Boileroom
On the 30th April, it was an absolute pleasure to see the brilliant Frank Hamilton perform at The Boileroom in Guildford. After a mixed crowd of teen girls and adults, who were entertained by the brilliant Martha Paton and her whimsical soft songs, and then the charming Being Buffalo, whose upbeat music got the expectant audience buzzing.
Frank, along with his brilliant band, was exciting and amusing to watch, chatting to the crowd between songs, and clearly enjoying the atmosphere as much as his audience. His catchy songs are perfect to sing along to, and the grin the audience received as they sang the words back to Frank encouraged them all the more. He was clearly in his element as he performed live, and his music transfers beautifully to such a setting; it fit perfectly with the summery weather, and I recommend putting his album 'Best Of #OneSongaWeek' on your summer listening list.
Not only is he a master of uplifting, moving music, with a great stage presence, Frank was a great guy to meet. He signed autographs, took photos, and had a chat with eagerly waiting fans.
I for one will be keeping a close eye on this incredibly talented musician, and aim to see him live again, just to experience the brilliant atmosphere created by Frank and his music, as well as the relationship he has with his fans.
Learn more about Frank and his projects, and find his merchandise and music, at his website here.