CHRIS HAMILTON....PIANO SHOWMAN
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With his dazzling technique, astounding versatility and charismatic personality, Chris Hamilton has been described by New York critics as "the real deal" and "a total showman”. In the UK, The Daily Telegraph hailed him as "an ace pianist". The late cabaret and theatre veteran Julie Wilson described Chris as "a triple threat" while New York cabaret legend Steve Ross called him "a wizard on the keys". Model and actress Twiggy commented after one of his shows: "I haven't heard the piano played like that in years".
Chris began playing the piano at the age of four. After winning several national competitions, he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, London. He read Law at Oxford University and worked as a lawyer in the City of London and New York. In 2000 Chris decided to concentrate fully on performing and attended Guildford School of Acting. Since leaving there he has appeared in many shows including a play about Noel Coward which was specially written for him.
Chris has performed in cabaret all over the world from the House of Commons to Bangkok and was flown to Melbourne, Australia to entertain at a private party. He headlined a Cabaret Burlesque night at the Savoy Hotel, London and the famous Hippodrome. In August 2017 he appeared in a show called "A Spoonful of Sherman" in London with two West end actors and the son of one of the Oscar winning Sherman brothers. He received rave reviews including the following: "Star of the show is Chris Hamilton with his sparkling, pitch perfect accompaniment and occasional show stealers". In 2017, Chris had a residency at The Ned in London where he co-hosted Sunday Night at the Ned.
Chris is a keen writer and his first musical, Over The Threshold, for which he wrote the music, lyrics and book was critically acclaimed and won the MTM Award for Best Music leading to a sell out transfer in London's West End and a production in Vienna. In 2014 he wrote a piece for the English National Ballet which was performed at the Barbican Theatre. Chris is gaining fans worldwide who appreciate not just his prodigious musical gifts but his easy charm and sophisticated performing style.