GypsyKiss is a collaboration between Mel Scullion (violin), Rich Hamer (guitar) and Steve Toner (guitar). Starting out as just two old bandmates (Rich and Mel) jamming together for a few months, the project soon had the good fortune to stumble into guitar guru, Steve Toner, and thus the trio was born. Watch this space.
October 1st, 2019
The exciting news this month is that Rich Hamer Guitar School has moved to Scotland! Of course, you can still have your guitar lessons anywhere in the world by taking them online.
July 30th, 2019
This summer, 1930s speakeasy band Hot Ginger are set to perform two short shows at Scotland’s world famous Edinburgh Fringe. They will appear as a trio for these shows, featuring the wonderful Kate Ferguson (vocals/guitar), Rich Hamer (guitar) and Scotland’s very own Robin MacLennan (drums).
Don’t miss them:
Saturday 17th August @7.45pm – Royal Mile, nr. St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh
Friday 23rd August @7.45pm – Royal Mile, nr. St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh
August 1st, 2018
Hot Ginger is a collaboration between superb singer/song-writer, Kate Ferguson, and guitarist, Rich Hamer. The two musicians are both well-known on the local music scene in Devon, and between them they have performed all over the UK and on BBC Radio. Hot Ginger play carefree speakeasy jazz…
Don’t miss the duo’s next show:
Sunday 12th August @The Smuggler’s Inn, Seaton, Cornwall, PL11 3JD.
November 8th, 2017
Tonight will bring a very unique show to The House at Plymouth University. Music of Mixed Reality will allow human jazz musicians to perform and interact with an artificial intelligence (endearingly referred to as ‘Jerry’). Brazilian musical pioneer, Marcelo Gimenes, welcomes percussionist Mike Trevarthen, and guitarist Rich Hamer, to an open musical conversation between human and machine. There will be interplay over music ranging from jazz standards to contemporary free jazz. This show is at the cutting edge of musical discovery.
The House, 7.30pm.
Hamer & Co Release New Album
June 1st, 2017
Hamer & Co have just released their 2017 album, Double or Nothing. The band are led by British jazz guitarists, Rich Hamer and Frank Hamer. The duo are known for their live shows, which frequently feature guest musicians, and involve spontaneous and fresh improvisations. This album captures the clear, crisp sounds and familiar rolling basslines of the unique duo, breezing through their interpretations of ten jazz standards. Double or Nothing is available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and all major online music stores…