The name might be new but
the voice certainly isn't. Anthoney
Hamilton's voice has grace the tracks of Tupac
to D'Angelo. And speaking
of D'Angelo, this is where
he got to horn his chops as his back up singer.
Anthony's claim to fame has
been a slow rise. The singer/songwriter who was born and raised
in Charlotte, North Carolina, now resides in Harlem, New York
and discovered his talent while singing in his church choir at
age 10. Growing up, he was a shy teenager who wasn't fitting in,
he recalls 'At about thirteen, I'd moved to a new neighborhood,
and there were a few girls standing around singing. I started
humming, coming out of my shell a little bit, and the girls said,
'Wow, you can really sing.' And I was like, 'I can, can't I?'
From there he made the rounds on the local nightclub and talent
show circuit, performing alongside fellow Charlotte natives Horace
Brown and the members of Jodeci
but knew that to make it means leaving Charlotte for New York
City. Heading out to NY in 93, he got signed to Uptown Records
but before releasing his debut set, the label folded. From there
in 95 he went to MCA and in 96 released his debut XTC
which for the most part got ignored by the public.
Since then he has written
hits for Sunshine Anderson
('Last Night') and Donell
Jones ('U Know What’s Up',
'Pushin') and as mentioned
before was recruited by D'Angelo
as his back up singer for his 'Voodoo' Tour.
The title track from the
album of the same name takes you back to the sounds of the 70s
where music was made with heart and gut feelings. The mood is
set and as he tells a story about love and emotions stirring.
A terrific track all round and one I'm sure everyone will get
The album is due in stores
August 26th and is one to look out for. A TY-D
Listen to Anthony
from where I'm from'