Hamish will be joining Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Gary Clark Jr., Tegan and Sarah, and many others this summer at the Ottawa Bluesfest. This is Hamish's second time playing the Ottawa Bluesfest and it takes place in Ottawa, Ontario July 6 - July 16. You can get your tickets here.
Popdose's Rob Ross refers to Trouble as "Enjoyable and mesmerizing." He also exclaims, "Just from the opening notes of the title track, which kicks off the album in a very Stones-y way, you’re immediately draw in. The soulful sound of Hammond B-3 puts the groove in the pocket and the guitar punches and on-the-one solos are top notch." Read the entire review here.
Hamish is a finalist for the International Songwriting Competition. His song "Hold On Me" is a finalist in the Blues category. Judges include Tom Waits, Chris Cornell, Joe Bonamassa, Ziggy Marley, Keane and many more. You can help him win the People's Voice by voting once a day here.
Upon the news of Chuck Berry's death, Hamish, among other artists, took the stage to play a tribute to the legend. Yahoo! Music states, "Melbourne blues-rock troubadour Hamish Anderson (one of Yahoo Music’s picks for top 10 new artists of 2016) also performed the standard...['Johnny B. Goode']— because, obviously, the sound of Chuck Berry is universal." You can read the full review here.
Libro Musica reviews Hamish at SXSW this year stating, "Listening to him perform one realizes that Hamish Anderson is doing honor to blues greats like BB King every moment that he is on stage." and "His music also has an old school feel to it, that gives it a timeless blues feel. He stays “true to the blues” while rocking his way through his original songs." Check out the full article here.
Neil Ferguson from Glide Magazine reviews Hamish's official SXSW showcase on Tuesday, March 14 at Cooper's BBQ. He writes "The young guitarist is a true talent and his set hit the crowd like salvation, showing us we can expect big things from him in the coming years." Check out the entire review here.
For the first time in over two years Hamish will be back home, playing in Australia. He will be opening up for Vintage Trouble in Melbourne & Sydney and Mud Morganfield in Melbourne on their Bluesfest Touring Sideshows!
Get your tickets here:
Vintage Trouble: http://bit.ly/2m5PTfX
Mud Morganfield: http://bit.ly/2mCQ4Ny
Hamish will be joining headliners Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Steve Miller Band, Gary Clark Jr among many others at this year's Mountain Jam Festival. The festival takes place June 16, 2017 - June 18, 2017 in Hunter Mountain, New York. You can get your tickets here.
Hamish will join headliner Bob Dylan at Firefly Music Festival June 15 - June 18. Tickets are on sale here.
Website "Blues Rock Review" has given Hamish's album Trouble a rousing review, giving it a 9/10! Here is what they had to say:
Trouble is a mellow album that digs a deep groove and fills it with cotton balls. It feels effortless and yet hits the bulls-eye with every toss.
Read the full review HERE: http://bit.ly/2izGrkd
"... it’s all about the vibe. Anderson has a vision and, yes, a vibe that he’s able to recreate at will. Hamish Anderson is the real deal and the album marks him as a talent to watch." - Daily Vault
PureVolume has premiered Hamish's video for "Hold On Me".
His latest video for "Hold On Me" sees him jamming on-stage, while the rest of the clip pays ode to the classic Martin Scorese flick Taxi Driver. Some fun facts about the clip include Jim Scott makes a cameo appearance as the producer like Scorsese, while Richie Brancatsiano from ABC’s “Chasing Life” plays the Travis Bickle character.
Click HERE to check out the full video.
The site Bass Is My Boyfriend has reviewed Hamish's album Trouble and had this to say:
"Anderson sounds like Coldplay’s Chris martin impersonating the Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner, which is absolutely not a bad thing. In fact, it describes Anderson’s vocal balance between lofty, echo-ish sentimentality (Martin) and more mid-octave, tenor swagger (Turner)."
Visit the link HERE to read the full review!
Hamish popped into Brookdale Public Radio's studio recently for an interview plus play a couple of tunes off Trouble as well as some older material. You can listen to the stream of the session below. Big thanks to Jeff Raspe and the Brookdale Radio team!
Full Interview Stream HERE.
Hamish's album Trouble was recently reviewed by The Vinyl District and here is what they had to say:
Hamish Anderson, Trouble (Kobalt/AWAL) From Melbourne and currently residing in LA, this is Anderson’s debut studio LP after a couple of EPs and live album. Noted for his guitar prowess, he’s undoubtedly got chops, but the accolade ultimately isn’t about flash. Instead it relates to his bluesy approach; citing Albert, B.B. and Freddie King as influences, the trifecta underscores a decidedly pro-like sophistication. Roping in over a half-dozen session heavies, the songwriting here is impressive and the results likeable a la Petty or the Black Crowes, but I’ll confess to needing a higher ratio of grit. B
Check out the full article HERE
The New England Music News has reviewed Hamish's new album "Trouble". Here is what they had to say...
"Anderson’s songs are an amazing array of some pretty kick ass blues and old school rock and roll with a little bit of contemporary alternative rock tossed in. It’s the blues that hits you were you live in this album. Do yourself a favor and get into Trouble. It’s well worth falling into."
To read the full review click the link HERE