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 album, Double or Nothing is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and all major online music stores:
“It’s great to hear two players who have genuine chemistry. The usual bebop standards are here, alongside some lesser-known gems, but each track is played with such finesse that you’ll be compelled to seek them out live.”
(The Musician, Autumn 2017)
“With the backdrop and the wonderful music it created the perfect atmosphere. Our guests loved the music, and we could listen to it all over again, just fantastic!” (Mandy & James, National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth)
“It’s been a long time since we listened to such good jazz. Excellent choice of music, vocalist was superb, backed by exceptionally good musicians.” (Richard, Dartmoor Inn, Lydford)
“It was just perfect.” (Tony, Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth)
Thank you to all the wonderful guest musicians that have appeared with Hamer & Co, and helped us to sound fantastic! They include: Sam De La Haye, Ruby Yardley, Rosie Corlett, Robin MacLennan, Mike Trevarthen, Marcelo Gimenes, Kitty Heardman, Jonothan Busby, Joe Sterry, Jack Rosewarne-Hebb, Ian Pettit, Howard Kahn, Hannah Sterry, Becky Brine and many more…