Hamell On Trial
 
 
Irish Tour 2004
Irish Tour 2003
Hamell On Trial "Tough Love"
 
 
  HAMELL ON TRIAL
Irish Tour 2004

Hamell's like Billy Bragg with a bad attitude, or more accurately Bill Hicks wielding his guitar like a scythe - The Independent.

"Tough Love" - CD of the Month - Uncut Magazine - FIVE stars. Out Now.

"He has a tender side too, with songs of love and survival among the rants, but there's no descending into sickly syrup for this anti-folkster - everything's ultra-real and loud and scarily funny. A Hamell show is the most life-affirming of experiences in its darkness, humour, raw vitality and passion - both energising and cathartic. This man's not mad, he's a genius" - Time Out.

Support on all dates comes from JINX LENNON, the acclaimed gospel punk, acoustic warrior from Dundalk. Jinx's most famous song 'Get the Guards' has become a clarion call on national radio and he should prove a worthy support act to Hamell's fiery stage presence.

Hamell On Trial - Tour

Wed 26 May: LIMERICK, Dolan's
Thu 27 May: KILKENNY, Cleere's
Fri 28 May: DUBLIN, Whelan's
Sat 29 May: CORK, Old Oak
Sun 30 May: TRALEE, Old Oak

Hamell on Trial is a one man punk band – and by punk we mean (mostly) loud, fast music informed by politics, passion, energy and intelligence, played by a guy with a sharp tongue & a wicked sense of humour. As The Times (UK) recently noted, Hamell’s ‘’explosive strumming style and well defined sense of the ‘’absurd’’ make for a live show that’s thought provoking & hilarious’’. Wielding his acoustic guitar like a machine gun and tossing words and ideas around like grenades, Hamell on Trial is a high-intensity performer who writes and sings about sex, love, politics, near-death experiences, God, drug dealers, road trips, and just about anything else that enters his brain.

On his latest album "Tough Love"—the first on Righteous Babe Records—Ed Hamell captures the frenetic energy of his live act in a carefully crafted recording which also stands on its own. The result is an excellent introduction to an artist whose work defies easy categorization. This time around, Hamell’s primarily solo act is fleshed out with guest appearances by Ani DiFranco (whose voice and guitar are featured throughout, most notably on the duet “All That Was Said”), Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart, Jeff Buckley), Ernie Brooks (Modern Lovers), and Jonathan Kane (Swans). He’s also got behind-the-scenes help from the likes of veterans John Leckie (Radiohead, John Lennon, George Harrison), Phil Nicolo (The Rolling Stones, Cypress Hill, Sly and Robbie), Ani D, and Andrew “Goat” Gilchrist (Drums & Tuba) as producers.

 
 
 
  Hamell on Trial
Tough Love - CD of the Month - Uncut Magazine - FIVE stars

“He’s like Billy Bragg with a bad attitude or more accurately Bill Hicks wielding his guitar like a scythe”- The Independent

The Irish Tour
Tuesday, December 9th - Spirit Store, Dundalk.
Wednesday, December 10th - Auntie Annie's, Belfast
Thursday, December 11th - Dolans, Limerick
Friday, December 12th - Half Moon, Cork
Saturday, December 13th - The Village, Dublin.

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Hamell on Trial is a one man punk band – and by punk we mean (mostly) loud, fast music informed by politics, passion, energy and intelligence, played by a guy with a sharp tongue & a wicked sense of humour. As The Times (UK) recently noted, Hamell’s ‘’explosive strumming style and well defined sense of the ‘’absurd’’ make for a live show that’s thought provoking & hilarious’’. Wielding his acoustic guitar like a machine gun and tossing words and ideas around like grenades, Hamell on Trial is a high-intensity performer who writes and sings about sex, love, politics, near-death experiences, God, drug dealers, road trips, and
just about anything else that enters his brain.

On his latest album—the first on Righteous Babe Records—Ed Hamell captures the frenetic energy of his live act in a carefully crafted recording which also stands on its own. The result is an excellent introduction to an artist whose work defies easy categorization. This time around, Hamell’s primarily solo act is fleshed out with guest appearances by Ani DiFranco (whose voice and guitar are featured throughout, most notably on the duet “All That Was Said”), Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart, Jeff Buckley), Ernie Brooks (Modern Lovers), and Jonathan Kane (Swans). He’s also got behind-the-scenes help from the likes of veterans John Leckie (Radiohead, John Lennon, George Harrison), Phil Nicolo (The Rolling Stones, Cypress Hill, Sly and Robbie), Ani D, and Andrew “Goat” Gilchrist (Drums & Tuba) as producers.

 
 
 
  Tough Love
Release Date Ireland 13th October 2003
Catalogue no.: RBR 033
Barcode: 5060031123326
packaging: Digipack


Hamell On Trial is a one man punk band. Wielding his acoustic guitar like a machine gun and tossing words and ideas around like grenades, Hamell is a high-intensity performer with a fast mind and a sharp tongue. He writes and sings songs about sex, love, politics, near death experiences, God, drug dealers, road trips, and just about everything that enters his brain. On his latest album - the first on Righteous Babe - his primarily solo act is fleshed out with guest appearances by Ani DiFranco, Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart, Jeff Buckley), Ernie Brooks (Modern Lovers), and Jonathan Kane (Swans), and he's got behind the scenes help from the likes of Ani DiFranco, John Leckie (Radiohead, John Lennon, George Harrison), and Phil Nicolo (The Rolling Stones, Cypress Hill, Sly and Robbie). Tough Love comes on strong, but its heart is tender and its aim is true.
 
 
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