b. 1946, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Playing professionally in rock bands from his mid-teens, guitarist and vocalist Hamilton has since worked not only as a sideman but also as band leader, solo performer, record producer and musical director. Among the bands and individual artists with whom he has worked from the 60s include the Moods (recording ‘Rum Drunk’), the Vibrants (‘Something About You Baby’ and ‘My Prayer’), the Springfield Revival, the rockabilly band the Mighty Guys, Alan Caswell, Keith Glass and Gary Young. With the latter pair (as Glass Hamilton Young) he recorded Rocking Cowboy, Songs The Radio Taught Us and Unidentified Playing Objects. He and Glass also recorded as the Dimmer Twins, True Blue Aussie Christmas. He has recorded with Brent Parlane and Kavisha Mazella, Asylum Seekers Are People. Hamilton’s successful singles include Heritage Award-winning ‘Wilderness Trail’, from his 2000 solo debut Alone At Last, and ‘Sent Here To Die’. Hamilton has toured extensively outside Australia, including appearing in Thailand, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, the UK and the USA.
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