Hamish Anderson — a student of the three Kings (Albert, BB and Freddie King), Peter Green, and Keith Richards; with influences of Jeff Buckley and Tom Petty — is making his first live appearance on the Blues on Broadbeach stage in 2021. Named one of Total Guitar’s Top 10 Best New Guitarists in 2018, two years after being named one of Yahoo! Music’s “Top Ten Best New Artists”; the Australian roots-rock artist has released his Independent Music Award-winning “Best Blues Album” ‘Out of My Head’ after nearly three years of production.
In 2016, Hamish released his critically acclaimed debut album, Trouble produced by Grammy Winner Jim Scott. He supported the album with 11 performances at SXSW (2017); opened for BB King, Vintage Trouble, Drive By Truckers, Jared & The Mill, Low Cut Connie; and toured the US while appearing at US festivals such as BottleRock, Firefly, Echo Park Rising, Mountain Jam, High Sierra, Big Blues Bender, Summerfest, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival and Canada’s RBC Bluesfest Ottawa.
He’s a Taco Bell “Feed the Beat” artist and was featured on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic with his single, ‘U’, which was profiled also on NPR Music’s Heavy Rotation along with the entire album, Trouble. In January 2018, NPR profiled Hamish’s album on Here & Now/DJ Sessions via Anne Litt from KCRW. That summer, he released ‘No Good’ the first single from ‘Out of My Head’, did a 3-week festival tour in Europe, performed at BottleRock Napa and toured the East Coast. He ended 2018 by opening for Doyle Bramhall II at a sold-out show in LA. His single ‘Breaking Down’ was released in November 2018 on All Things Go where they stated: “the young artist clearly knows the path from nostalgia to the future.” While ‘Breaking Down’ and ‘No Good’ are superb examples of rollicking rock, they are just one of many genres that Hamish dips his toes into. Americana, soul, pop, roots, blues, rock; that’s a lot of ground to cover, but Hamish does it with a natural ease that’s far beyond his years. The mellow and the upbeat tracks on this record sit comfortably next to each other; all buoyed by a knack for clever, hook-driven song writing and a clear, burning passion that drives the music from the first strum to the last. He opened for Gary Clark Jr. in April 2019 in his home country of Australia and then returned to the US to appear at Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, and release his new album. He rounded out 2019 with appearances at Mont Tremblant Music Fest in Quebec, Canada, and a headline tour of Europe. Hamish returned to Australia in early 2020 to open for George Thorogood & The Destroyers on his sold-out tour. Then, he stayed busy supporting ‘Out of My Head’ as it was awarded the Independent Music Award for Best Album – Blues with its fifth radio single, ‘The Fall’ at AAA Non Comm (#60) and Americana (#41). He and his album were also featured in Guitar Player Magazine in the August 2020 Issue which resulted in a cover mention for Hamish.
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