The red carpet is set to be rolled out at Birmingham’s Jam House when Grammy nominated bands Hamilton Loomis and Basil Gabbidon will be gracing the iconic stage in the next few weeks.

The two bands, which have found fame across the globe with their smooth blues, rock and reggae sounds, are set to play at the Jewellery Quarter venue in the coming weeks.

Soulful guitarist, Hamilton Loomis , who is set to play his hits at The Jam House on Wednesday, 17th June, was born and raised in Galveston, Texas.

Having come from a musical family, Loomis developed numerous skills as a multi-instrumentalist, learning drums, piano, guitar, and harmonica as an adolescent. By the early age of 14, Loomis began writing, arranging, and performing his own material. In 1994, he released his first album, Hamilton, which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Album of the Year.

Basil Gabbidon, founding member and lead guitarist of world-renowned reggae band, Steel Pulse, will be rocking out at the Jam House on Wednesday, 24th June.

Gabbidon, along with Steel Pulse, went onto receive a staggering three Grammy nominations for their contributions to the reggae world. After four successful albums, this Birmingham native, returned to his Handsworth home to form Bassdance with his brother Colin and recorded two albums, ‘Loud’ and ‘Louder.’ Reggae Rockz, the name of his latest album, is taken from the joint production between Gabbidon and the Symphony Hall in 2005 when all of Birmingham international reggae bands performed in Centenary Square.    

Hamilton, who will be in the city next week, said: “Birmingham is one of our favourite cities to tour and we are so excited to be back at the Jam House. The crowd and the city is always so inviting and we always have the best audience. We were last here about a year ago and we have the whole band with new songs and some surprises in store.”

Jam House general manager John Bunce, said: “It is our goal to bring the best of the music industry to Birmingham. We are thrilled to have musical titans, Basil Gabbidon and Hamilton Loomis taking the stage later this June. I have personally been looking forward to these two acts, as I am a huge fan of their works.”

The Jam House is a Birmingham institution who have had legends such as Ben E King and Edwin Starr,  soul singers Beverley Knight and Mica Paris, rockers Robert Plant and Snow Patrol, and pop  bands, Westlife, grace their stage. Earlier this year, the venue which is in its 16th year, also celebrated its 10,000th performance. No musical genre has been left off The Jam House’s playlist in a quest to bring the best entertainment to the city’s music fans.

These Grammy nominated artists are a testament to the quality music and culture that The Jam House brings to Birmingham and they are definitely must see acts this June.

PR BY CLIVE REEVES PUBLIC RELATIONS BIRMINGHAM

 

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