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BRAD HAMMONDS


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BRAD HAMMONDS


 
Brad is an exquisite guitar player, hitting harmonics and playing his way into this funky rhythmic bounce of a song... It’s some of the best-crafted music of its kind.
— John Powell, Angelica Music

ABOUT


 

"Brad, undoubtedly has the fastest fingers in the east. I have never, never, ever seen fingers fly up and down the neck of a guitar at this sort of break-neck speed.” (Dian Hall, Music Director of Union Hall)

This speed, dexterity, and prowess has propelled guitarist Brad Hammonds to success: Brad's music has been featured on the History Channel, Discovery Channel, Sundance Channel, Animal Planet, “The Mindy Project,” “Revenge,” and “VH1,” among others.

Plenty of intensity drives the all-instrumental masterwork of Brad Hammonds, who combines Spanish-influenced jazz, French-tinged dance reels, roots, rock and neo-folk. He has performed hundreds of shows across the country, including NYC venues such as The Blue Note, The Symphony Space, The Living Room, Joe’s Pub, The Whitney Museum, BAM Café, SXSW and was voted one of WNYC's “Soundcheck's Best Live Performances.” Brad has toured professionally for years throughout the country playing college and universities, theaters, cafes, art houses and house concerts; Brad has toured internationally as well. Brad recently signed a record deal to Guitarmonk in India.

In addition to solo performances, Brad founded andperforms with two New-York-based music groups: Hannah Gill and theHours and Brass Against the Machine

Hannah Gill and the Hours is led by power house Hannah Gill and is Hammonds' first signed artist to his label Footnote Records.  They have been featured in the NY Times- named one of best live bands on facebook live, NPR, Huffington Post and more.  They have toured nationally and currently recording their second ep. 

Brass Against the Machine is a brass band playing protest songs and others by rage against the machine, Living Colour, Public Enemy, Janes Addiction and more.    

Brad's unique sound and incomparable skill has won him enthusiastic reviews. His music has been known to contain "dazzling fretwork" in which "[r]hythmic momentum never wanes and the resonant bass-cello-percussion instrumentation expands on Hammonds’ warm, full tone as he and a superb ensemble wend their way through Celtic reels, acoustic rock, bluegrass, swingy jazz — often within one riff-studded composition" (Pasadena Weekly).