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May 3, 2018

This is one of my favourite albums ever! I still can’t believe how good this record is, how clever and creative. It’s unique and I thoroughly recommend that you get hold of a copy (click on the album cover above to be redirected to Hamell's Bandcamp page). It will enri...

April 3, 2018

My new single is a cover version of Fleetwood Mac’s 1972 song, ‘Dust’, to be released on Record Store Day – 21st April. Written by Danny Kirwan, ‘Dust’ was included on the Bare Trees album – the last to feature the mercurial guitarist. The words are taken from the poem...

March 3, 2018

'Dragonfly' is one of my favourite songs of all time. Written by Danny Kirwan of Fleetwood Mac, it was released as a single by the band in March 1971 - the month and year I was born. It is based on a poem by the Welsh poet W.H. Davies called 'The Dragonfly'. The song’s...

January 17, 2018

Ten years ago I released my album ‘By The Banks Of The A350’ which I recorded at home on my Tascam eight track machine. I live by the A350 (a major road) in Wiltshire, England, hence the name. It is also a play on the traditional English folk song ‘By The Banks of the...

December 4, 2017

As it’s winter, I am offering my album ‘The First Snow’ as a free download. It includes covers of ‘When The Stars Go Blue’ by Ryan Adams and ‘Dragonfly’ by Fleetwood Mac, a medieval Christmas carol and twelve original songs. Click here to download.

Happy Advent!

November 19, 2017

  1. Running Free (Unreleased) 1988

  2. My Best Friend (Unreleased) 1988

  3. Attila The Hun (Unreleased) 1989

  4. Moelyn (Unreleased) 1989

  5. I Wish I Was Rich (Instead Of Good Looking) (Unreleased) 1989

  6. Worried Man (Unreleased) 1989

  7. What Is The Point? (U...

April 22, 2017

My good friends Richard Kilbey and Jon Male shot some footage of the Holy Roller launch concert which took place outside Vinyl Vault and Browser's Vintage in Cheltenham on Saturday 15th April. Enjoy in monochrome or technicolour!

April 14, 2017

My new LP Holy Roller is my fifteenth album release in fourteen years. It comes hot on the heels of my last LP, Jubilee. Here’s a track by track summary:

1. The Man In The Shop

The shop in question is an electrical repairs shop in Cheltenham. I had recently had a convers...

January 2, 2017

This is the film of the 'Jubilee' Album Launch Concert recorded at Nine Volt Leap Recording Studios in Melksham on Thursday 8th December. The idea was that this was going to be streamed live on my Facebook page but I couldn't get a strong enough signal on my phone. D'o...

December 5, 2016

My new album, Jubilee, is released on 8th December and is available to order/download here. It’s my first full album of new material since 2013’s Star Over Bethlehem. I began writing songs for Jubilee in summer 2015 when I was on holiday with my family in France. I rec...

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