Week 6 – A Band, A Ukulele & Some Nice Shoes

by Frank Hamilton

A short (and slightly rushed) blog this week, with a few random things that may or may not be of interest.

Firstly, I’ll be going on tour in April/May (with a band, a ukulele and some nice shoes) and I’d love it if you left your houses for the evening to come and sing some songs with me.  Here are the dates:


I’ve been getting a few disappointed tweets about the lack of shows in Manchester, Portsmouth, Newcastle, Nottingham, etc and I can only apologise.  I’ll do my best to visit later in the year but in the meanwhile why not hop in a car/on a train and have an evening in Liverpool, Southampton, Stockton, Leicester or somewhere else?!

You may have noticed the 25th is still free so we are still hoping for one more but attempts at Leeds, York and a few others have so far proved unsuccessful.  Right now we’re looking at Dublin, but who knows!

Back to London and as I mentioned last week and the above flyer confirms, May 3rd is already sold out.  Therefore I’m super excited to tell you about something else that’s happening even sooner…

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FYI it’ll be an intimate show in Islington (followed by a meet n greet).  Ticket links will be sent out to those on the mailing list this afternoon, so if you’ve not signed up yet head over to frankhamilton.co.uk and do so now!


This Week:

This week’s been nice enough.  I’ve spent most of it organising songs for the live show, starting rehearsals with the band, having conversations about an album with a nice chap called Rich and generally allowing myself to start getting a little bit excited about the coming weeks and months.

Prior to my home internet breaking (again!) I’ve been enjoying Twitter as usual.  One day I’m going to write a book about it, but for now here are a few things that have made me smile over the last week or two:

1) The uber talented @bettykirkers sent in this painting/drawing/thing of me in the bath (with clothes on)!

2) People have been naming things after me (which is a bit weird, but very lovely).  From Gerbils to Cactus’ (Cactii?) and Goldfish to the British Disabled Ski-team’s Van! What’s all that about?!

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3) It’s always nice when people tweet about their Merch arriving but this one inparticular made me laugh.  I use random bits of cardboard to protect the CDs from smashing and on this occassion I appear to have given too much away!  For the record, yes, I do have a pink hairdryer (the one on the box in the photo)…  It was half price and cost me £9.99 from Superdrug. Happy now?!

4) Random people getting in touch.  Whether it’s Nat Cassidy (Sonia from Eastenders), Lucy Spraggan (of X-Factor fame) or Sarah Taylor (the hot girl from school) Twitter is always throwing up random little gems when you least expect them.

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This Time Last Year:

I was changing house-mates (out with Scottish and in with the Hungarian) and recording this little ditty: