Former Smile Smile vocalist and member of People On Vacation, Ryan Hamilton is preparing to return to the UK in September for a House Party Tour.
At house parties you don’t have worry about whether you’ll have a good seat since the show is literally in the living room! A House Party tour gives fans the opportunity to both enjoy a unique show, but also to get up close and personal with Ryan. This comes with a duty to remember that this is a persons house, so behave accordingly and don’t do anything you wouldn’t do in your own house!
Saturday Aug 29th – Newcastle
Thursday Sept 3rd – Liverpool
Friday Sept 4th – Leeds
Saturday Sept 5th- Hull
Sunday Sept 6th – Ilkeston
Tuesday Sept 8th – Great Yarmouth
Wednesday Sept 9th – Stafford
Friday September 11th – Malvern
The tour takes in 8 UK dates, and is SOLD OUT!
The tour is in support of Ryan’s debut solo album. Entitled ‘Hell Of A Day‘ the album was released via Pledge Music on 30th April, with a full release on the 24th of August. There are a number of exclusives available on Pledge including individually coloured vinyl, silk screen posters and autographed cd’s.
Ryan has released a lyric video for ‘4 Letter Verb’, which you can view below. The official video for 4 Letter Verb is being released on the 21st August right before the album hits the shelves!
Growing up in the heart of Texas, it would have been hard for acoustic singer songwriterRyan Hamilton to avoid falling in love with music. Initially tasting nationwide success with the indie folk band Smile Smile, Hamilton found himself signed to a record label and out on the road supporting several successful album releases. Their track ‘Sad Song’ received a nomination for ‘Best Folk Song in the Los Angeles Independent Music Awards’ and the band was nominated for ‘Best USA Artist’ in the Toronto Independent Music Awards.
It was whilst performing at the South by South West Festival in 2010, that Ryan met Jaret Reddick (front man for Bowling For Soup). The pair struck up an unlikely friendship, which led to Reddick and Hamilton deciding to write songs together. The instant chemistry, and mutually similar influences growing up, led to the formation of People On Vacation.
The demise of Smile Smile gave both Hamilton and Reddick time to focus fully on their new project. In the short time POV have been together they have already released three full length albums, an EP and toured the UK on several occasions.
Outside of music, Ryan continues to showcase his other artistic talents. Already his unique abstract pop culture paintings, or ‘Fake Ads’, have attracted attention from the world famous Thomas Crown Art Gallery who have commissioned several of his works.