ONE of the hardest-working singer-songwriters around is on Tyneside tonight as part of his latest tour.
Frank Hamilton will play at The Cluny 2 in Newcastle, to promote his forthcoming single, Summer.
It’s the latest burst of activity in what, by his standards, has been a comparatively-quiet year.
Last year, he wrote, recorded and released one song a week, documenting the whole process online on a blog, which you can read here.
Most of the songs were recorded on a laptop in his living room) and released every Friday.
The Best of #OneSongaWeek album was rush-released on December 10 in response to iTunes choosing week 45’s song (Flaws & Ceilings) as their free single of the week.
The album spent most of the week at No 1 in the iTunes singer/songwriter section (outselling Ed Sheeran, Jake Bugg, Gabrielle Aplin, Ben Howard etc), and reached No 21 in the overall album chart, as well as No 2 in Music Week’s Indie Breakers album chart.
This year, he’s released the resulting 52-track #OneSongAWeek album, which has gone on to sell 6,500 copies to date.
He’s also recorded an EP aboard the London Eye in one single rotation (28 minutes), toured with Lucy Spraggan and Lewis Watson, sold out The Borderline, played at Belladrum and Secret Garden Party, and embarked on a 17-date UK headline tour.
To coincide with the tour, he is releasing a revamped version of Summer, one of the 52 songs he recorded last year, on October 7.
The video was filmed in Holywell, near St Ives, Cambridgeshire where Frank Grew up and is viewable here.
Tickets for The Cluny gig are £7, and doors open at 7.30pm. There’s no support.