Hamza Robertson

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Hamza Robertson
Birth nameTom Robertson
BornJanuary 1982 (age 38)
Chadderton, Oldham, Greater Manchester, England
OriginOldham, Greater Manchester England
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer
Instruments
Years active2007–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitewww.tomrobertsonofficial.com

Hamza Robertson (born Tom Robertson; January 1982) is an English singer who is signed to and managed by Andante Records.

Early life[edit]

Tom Robertson was born in Chadderton, Greater Manchester, England,[1] he was brought up in a Christian family environment.[2] From an early age, he involved himself in music and the performing arts. He was a part of the local theatre workshop, where he wrote music and acted in plays. He took part in bands beyond college, playing instruments and writing music.[3]

He played the keyboard and performed vocals in several bands, later becoming lead singer, keyboard player and guitarist in a band he formed with his friends. He studied Performing Arts and Popular Music for three years[4] until the age of 20.[5]

Career[edit]

In 2003, at the age of 21, Robertson converted to Islam[6] and adopted the name Hamza.[5] However, his musical influences remained very similar to what they were before he became a Muslim.[7]

In November 2006, he performed at the Global Peace and Unity Event in ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London organised by Islam Channel.[8] In April 2007, he performed at the Evening of Inspiration event[1][9] at the Royal Albert Hall organised by Islamic Relief.[10]

In July 2007,[11][12] Robertson released his first album Something About Life,[13] by Awakening Records.[14]

Robertson also has a daytime job with a telephone company.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Robertson is based in his hometown of Chadderton with his wife and four children.[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Chart positions Certifications
Something About Life

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hamza Robertson". Islamic Lyrics. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Biography of Hamza Robertson". iMuslimz Network. Archived from the original on 10 August 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Hamza Robertson". Nasheed Bay. Archived from the original on 13 January 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Nasheed: Hamza Robertson". MuslimHipHop.com. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Pop stars of Muslim world continuing rise up charts". Hürriyet Daily News. Turkey. 16 February 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Hamza Robertson". : : Awakening Entertainment. Archived from the original on 27 March 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  7. ^ "Hamza Robertson". : : Awakening Records. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  8. ^ "The Global Peace and Unity Event 2006". Ethnic Now. 22 November 2006. Archived from the original on 31 August 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  9. ^ "Evening of Inspiration 2007 Flyer". Islamic Relief. 26 February 2007. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  10. ^ "News Concert Schedule 2006–07". : : Awakening Entertainment. Archived from the original on 27 March 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  11. ^ "Something About Life – Hamza Robertson". Last.FM. 3 July 2007. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  12. ^ "Something About Life by Hamza Robertson". iTunes. 11 July 2007. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  13. ^ "Hamza Robertson". The Nasheed Shop. 11 July 2007. Archived from the original on 4 February 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  14. ^ "Hamza Robertson". : : Copyright Awakening 2009. Archived from the original on 3 November 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  15. ^ Petridis, Alexis (14 December 2007). "The other side of the tracks". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 November 2013.

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