With just 3 years old, Jonathan Ginger Hamilton decided what he wanted to do; play the drums! And he would not be silent from this moment onwards. Now a fully-fledged musician Jonathan has a well-earned confidence in his talent. After playing church as drummer for the past 13 years he has expanded his music CV by working for and with many well established and up and coming gospel and secular artists including Noel Robinson UKs No.1 Praise and Worship leader Ekklesia GMTV gospel competition runners up 2003 Raymond Dyer – front man of Britain’s leading contemporary gospel group Raymond and Co.
Through the years Jonathan has gained respect and admiration from his peers and mentors in the music business. His talent has been recognised by many great musicians. He was fortunate enough to also feature in a drum clinic facilitated by Aaron Breakbeat Fagan (UK Soul Project) at the renowned Drumtech Britain’s leading institute for drum tuition. Jonathan is currently Musical Director of Virtuous a talented and vibrant group of young females set to release material in the very near future. He is also working with Ryan Carty an up and coming jazz/soul gospel vocalist and will be going into the studio with him very soon.
Toots and the Maytals, The Rolling Stones, Eric Bibb, Fatoumata Diawara, Orchestra Boabab, Steel Pulse, Horace Andy, Sly and Robbie, Eric Gales, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Cory Harrison, Burning Spear, Otis Taylor, Shamekia Copeland, Damian Marley, Phil Wiggins, Nas and Snoop Dog.
Habib KoitéSam was using Austrian Audio microphones on Rafael Diaz Diaz (sax) and Ricardo Losa (trumpet) – members of the Blackbelts, a soul, blues, funk ensemble touring with new soul sensation JP Bimeni, whom he was recently touring with.