Julian Hamilton

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Julian Hamilton
The Presets @ Wellington Square (1 10 2012) (8076826683).jpg
Hamilton in 2012
Background information
Born 1976
Origin Sydney, Australia
Genres Electro
Occupations Lead singer, songwriter
Instruments Lead vocals
Years active 2001–present
Associated acts The Presets, Kris Menace

Julian Thomas Hamilton (born 1976) is a singer, song-writer and keyboardist, who, with bandmate Kim Moyes, makes up successful Sydney electronica duo, The Presets.


Hamilton attended St Andrew's Cathedral School and completed the HSC in 1994 before studying music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he met Kim Moyes.[1] Hamilton and Moyes were members of the band Prop before forming The Presets.[2] Julian has played for Silverchair (2001–2003) and The Dissociatives (2004).[citation needed] Hamilton worked with Australian group The Sleepy Jackson to record their 2006 album Personality - One Was a Spider, One Was a Bird. He is credited for orchestral arrangements and additional production, and also played keyboard and synth on many of the songs. He co-wrote with Daniel Johns for the 2007 Silverchair album Young Modern, including the single "Straight Lines". Hamilton also co-wrote the song "On My Own" from Bluejuice's 2011 album "Company" [3]

In 2013 he released the Single "Higher Love" taken from the Vocal Collaboration Album "Features" by Kris Menace. [4]

Personal life[edit]

Hamilton lives in Sydney with his partner of many years, Janice Petersen, co-anchor of the SBS evening news. The couple have one child.[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]

APRA Award[edit]


  1. ^ Kim of The Presets Interview | MVRemix Urban. Mvremix.com. Retrieved on 2011-08-30.
  2. ^ Breaking Artist: The Presets | Rolling Stone Music. Rollingstone.com (2008-07-02). Retrieved on 2011-08-30.
  3. ^ [1] Abc.net.au (2011-05-10). Retrieved 2012-01-01.
  4. ^ [2] SoundCloud Kris Menace
  5. ^ "Presets duo Julian Hamilton both expecting babies". The Daily Telegraph. 16 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Previous Winners Song of the Year". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "2008 Winners – APRA Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "2009 Winners – APRA Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 28 April 2010.