Wouter Hamel

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Wouter Hamel
Hamel in Bristol.jpg
Hamel and his band at The Thekla - 4th February 2010
Background information
Born (1977-05-19) 19 May 1977 (age 36)
Origin The Hague, Netherlands
Genres Pop
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2005–present
Labels Dox
Website www.wouterhamel.nl

Wouter Hamel (born 1977) is a Dutch Pop singer. He released his debut album Hamel in March 2007. Hamel's style has been compared to Jamie Cullum's.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

After winning the Dutch Jazz Vocal Competition in 2005,[2][3] Hamel received significant attention from the Dutch media. He has since performed on several television shows and on the internationally-known North Sea Jazz Festival.[3] His debut album, for which he wrote all of the twelve songs, was released to critical acclaim.[1][2] It peaked at #40 on the Dutch Albums Top 100.[4] Hamel also released the song "Breezy" as a single in Japan, where it reached #36 on the Tokio Hot 100 chart.[5]

In 2011, Hamel released his third album Lohengrin and also supported Caro Emerald on her tour in Germany.[6]

A 22 second sample of "Breezy" by Wouter Hamel, from the album Hamel.

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Discography[edit]

  • Hamel (February 25, 2007) – Dox Records
  • Nobody's Tune (January 29, 2009) - Dox Records
  • See You Once Again (an announcement about its UK release imminent August 13, 2009) - Has been used for an advert for the BBC's iPlayer in August 2009
  • Lohengrin (September 22, 2011) - Dox Records
  • Pompadour (April, 11, 2014) - Dox Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Review of Hamel on Revu.nl (in Dutch), accessed on September 25, 2007
  2. ^ a b c Review of Hamel on KindaMuzik (in Dutch), accessed on September 25, 2007
  3. ^ a b Short overview article about Wouter Hamel (in Dutch), accessed on September 25, 2007
  4. ^ αCharts.us page on Hamel, accessed September 13, 2007
  5. ^ Tokio Hot 100 Chart (in Japanese, but intelligible), accessed September 25, 2007 (select year 2007, month 10, week 1 for the intended issue) and also he debut in korea
  6. ^ "Support Caro Emerald". 2011-10-24. 

2011 - Demise

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