Hamilton Loomis - Short UK and Belgium Tour

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Hamilton Loomis - Short UK and Belgium Tour

Postby movinmusic66 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:19 pm

Hamilton Loomis
UK and Euro Dates August 2011

Hamilton Loomis wil be back on the road with his band in August 2011 including dates in the UK and Belgium.

Born and raised in Galveston, Texas, Loomis was first hooked on music through his parents’ extensive collection of blues, rock, and soul records. Loomis honed his multi-instrumental chops early, learning drums, piano, guitar, bass and harmonica by his early teens, and toured regularly as part of his family’s doo-wop group.

At age sixteen he went backstage to meet Bo Diddley, and before the night was over Loomis was onstage playing alongside the legend. Since that meeting, Diddley quickly became a friend, mentor, and supporter. “INNOVATE, DON’T IMITATE”…Diddley’s words continue to inspire Loomis and fuel his desire for originality. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member said of Loomis, “You got to put some seasonin’ in what you’re doin’, and this boy’s got the whole salt shaker!”

Within Loomis’ live show listeners will enjoy funky rhythms, booming horns, powerful yet refined harmonica and Loomis’ soulful vocals coupled with his stellar guitar work. As has been his trademark, it’s another refreshing approach that manages to avoid blues clichés while staying true to the heart of the music


Saturday, 20/08/2011, The Retreat, Bocking, Essex 01376 554923.

Sunday, 21/08/2011, Swing Festival, Wespelaar, Belgium

Wednesday, 24/08/2011, Greystones, Greystones Road, Sheffield S11 7BS 0114 266 5599.

Thursday, 25/08/2011, Earl Haigh Memorial Legion, Whitchurch, Cardiff

Friday, 26/08/2011, Great British Rn'B Festival, Colne, Lancs 01282 661234.

Saturday, 27/08/2011, Jook House, Grand Victorian Hotel, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1HQ 01903 203489.

Hamilton Loomis with the Tommy Allen and Johny Hewitt Duo Sunday, 28/08/2011, The Hope Tavern, Caistor Road, Holton-Le-Moor, Near Market Rasen, Lincs 01673 828217.

Wednesday, 31/08/2011, Blues Alive The Half Moon, Bishops Stortford, Herts 01799 532009.

Click here for more info on Hamilton Loomis:
http://www.hamiltonloomis.com or http://www.movinmusic.co.uk/hamilton_loomis.htm

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