Dave Hamiton’s musical roots were planted by his family in central Illinois. Even back then he was into capes. Many memories involved rocking out with his siblings. He fondly recalls being used as a puppet in home shows orchestrated by his sisters. Today they are still known to perform for a crowd.From a very young age, David shined in all things musical. Some of his merits include winning national awards in choreography & vocals during high school sporting a wicked mullet, Dave was the first to bring hip hop to the Castle Stage in Walt Disney World Orlando performing as a finalist on Ed McMahon’s Star Search. Dave showed ‘N Sync a few moves.At 20, Dave met his best friend “Gui-tar.” Together they have been performing & creating magical lyrics for the past 15 years. You never meet one without the other.Life experience helped shape who he is today; David was never afraid of a challenge. His strong work ethic brought him job opportunities that include being:choreographer for Miss Preteen U.S.A.performer in corporate parties at industrial shows
production assistant for Jam Productions Chicago.
During that time he had the honor of working with legends such as:
The Allman Brothers
Harry Connick, Jr.
Crosby, Stills & Nash
David has been the leader of 56 Hope Road for the past 10 years. His musical passion has led him all around the country, creating powerful lyrics to original songs.
A positive force in the industry, Dave & his band continue to produce amazing shows. In 2008, they played 220 gigs. Thanks to 56 Hope Road, funky music is alive & well in the U.S.A.
David’s dedication & cooperative spirit are apparent in every project he takes on. He has recorded 4 adult CDs to date. His 4th album was featured on Sirius XM, WXRT, & other stations around the globe.
Proudly, Dave’s band has performed with artists such as:
Whilst leading 56 Hope Road, David has gained national acclaim for playing 1,000 shows from Maine to California.
Teaching Wiggleworms class opened Mr. Dave’s world to the love & joy that is created when kids & parents get involved in music. Certainly a natural with children, Dave continued to perform at parties and mini-concerts in between adult shows. After 5 years with wee ones, he released his 1st kids album, Mr. Dave, in 2003. A crowd favorite, it introduces traditional songs & simple interactive movements to toddlers.
David has an organic way of connecting with children & adults alike. His simplistic approach to writing & performing introduces them to the world of music in an uninhibited way. It is pure magic.
In 2009, Dave teamed up with Annie Dwyer, an early childhood advocate & founder of Loolatopia, A Children’s Company committed to keeping it real for kids 0-99. By joining forces, they were able to create a Mix of whimsical, upbeat originals that have lots to teach. Overnight, Dave was transformed into a music hero with a positive message.
With “gui-tar” in hand, David has just completed It’s Mr. Dave, his 2nd album for children. It is a collection of new classics that are sure to delight. Some claim they are downright super. Y’all are invited to come sing along.