Bands

Rich currently performs with a number of bands, including:

Hamer & Co

Hamer & Co

Hamer & Co are a smokin’ hot jazz outfit with a difference. Experienced guitar-players Rich Hamer and Frank Hamer blend everything from hot and swingin’ to cool and mellow jazz using a combination of silky smooth basslines, powerful improvisation and groovy rhythms.

Shows frequently feature special guest players who join the guitar duo in their improvisational eruption of jazz. One time the Hamers might bring in a trumpet player, another time it might be a singer, a sax, a flute… every show is different and every show is something special.

Hamer & Co perform regularly and have worked all over the UK. They have appeared with various line-ups from guitar duo, to trio, quartet and more. Their latest album, Double or Nothing is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and all major online music stores.

Tanzanite Manouche

Tanzanite Manouche

Tanzanite Manouche are a fiery gypsy jazz trio, comprising violin and two guitars. The outfit are led by concert violinist, Kitty Heardman, who’s fabulous playing is supported by the rhythmic wall of manouche guitar and fiery solos of Rich, and the totally unique rolling, bass-infused rhythm playing of Frank.

The band perform a strong repertoire of recognisable favourites from the 1920’s and 1930’s, reminiscent of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and the Quintette du Hot Club de France. They perform at functions all over the UK.

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