10 WORD REVIEW: Frank Hamilton @ The Institute, Apr 24th

Pics & 10 Word quotes by Lucy Heath / Words by Ed King

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Not to be confused with the older, balder, more American musician, Cambridgeshire born Frank Hamilton released his first EP, ‘You, Your Cat and Me’, back in 2008.

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Gaining significant support from BBC Radio 2 and XFM, Hamilton‘s debut EP soared.

Support slots and plaudits followed, with record exec promises close behind. It looked like stardom loomed.

But the 7th floor dreams were never made a reality, and three reluctant years passed until Hamilton’s next widespread release – the self financed, ‘Words and Nothing More’.

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Entering the iTunes singer/songwriter charts at #4 in Dec 2011, Hamilton decided to maintain the momentum throughout 2012 with his ‘One Song a Week’ project.

An ambitious plan to write, record and release one song a… you get the idea.

So a busy 2012, but one that ended in a No1 selling album of his 52 week endeavour. Job done. And you can’t argue the man’s graft.

Frank Hamilton played The Institute on Weds April 24th. Lucy Heath went in search of a Birmingham 10 Word Review.


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“It’s (Frank Hamilton) an original act, it’s been a good night. I like that its small and close-nit” Hayley & Heidi

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“It’s the first time I’ve been here and it’s been fantastic. The support acts were good. It’s been a really great night.” Mark

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“Amazing, really good night. We now want to stalk Jasper in the Company of Others (support band) and we LOVE Frank!” Nikki & Rachel

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 For more on Frank Hamilton, visit http://flavors.me/frankhamilton

For further gigs at The Institute, visit http://mamacolive.com/theinstitute/