Hailing from Perth, Dan Hamill began his performing career in earnest by winning the West Australian Young Performer of the Year consecutively in 2002 and 2003 at STARSEARCH, no mean feat for a 17 year old up against the state's finest up and coming performers.
In 2003 he auditioned for and accepted a much coveted place at the prestigious WAAPA (Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts), embarking on a Diploma of Contemporary Voice. During this time he fine tuned his knowledge of song writing and singing pop, R&B and jazz.
In 2004, at 18 years old, Dan was a Top 10 finalist for Channel 7's Popstars Live, competing against the likes of Rickie Lee Coulter. During the show a group album and music video was recorded with Universal Records, resulting in a Gold ARIA award for the Finalist Album. Following Popstars, Daniel was in heavy demand for live vocal performances and appearances.
He has appeared on the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon Kids, 110% Tony Spires and My Restaurant Rules, with performances for the AFL, QANTAS, Wildcats and Hopman Cup among others. He has performed at a number of charity events with guest performances for the Channel 7 Telethon, the Red Cross, Make a Wish Foundation and the Alzheimer's Association.
After the Popstars publicity, Dan relocated to Sydney for a year, to work on a pop album, writing with the likes of Australia's legendary song writer Rick Price, and performing extensively. In 2005 he came second in the MUSIC OZ Australian Song Writing Awards in the RnB Division.
On screen Dan has appeared in television commercials, several short films and a feature film, as well as guest lead roles on City Homicide and Neighbours (the latter named among TV WEEK's 'Best Neighbours Moments of 2011'. Dan is also one of the main characters on animated international cartoon series Shezew, which aired on Channel 10 and in the US.
In 2010/11 Dan was a member of the Australian touring production of West Side Story in the role of Action and as understudy for the lead role of Tony. Singled out in a number of reviews for his strong performances, the Sydney Herald noting that he 'steals the show... hot headed and and overly aggressive, Hamill is everything you love and loathe about the character.'
Dan Hamill now debuts his new band, which is being described as Australia's answer to Michael Bublé with a Justin Timberlake twist. His eclectic voice fuses current pop songs with a jazz feel offering a sophisticated yet funky sound that always keeps you guessing. Catering for all audiences ranging from Lady Gaga to Sinatra, Dan finds a way to blend the two together in a musical cocktail that is to be shaken, not stirred. Perfect for large high end corporate functions to intimate private dinners with either a three or six piece line up, his tunes will get you up and ready to swing...
Performing and entertaining in front of a camera or a live audience, is what Daniel loves, lives and breaths. He has it all charming, sexy and suave, with an edge... 'Hamill is set for the stars and has a number already firmly in his grasp'.
Dan's regular set list with his three piece line up, all in a jazz style, includes...
THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL (Jackson/Paul Anka)
CRY ME A RIVER x 2 (Old standard into Justin Timberlake)
SUNDAY MORNIN' (Maroon 5)
I JUST HAVEN'T MET YOU YET (Michael Bublé)
ONE LOVE (U2 and Mary J Blidge)
GIVE ME LOVE or A-TEAM (Ed Sherren)
BLACK AND GOLD (Sam Sparro)
IF YOU WANNA BE MY LOVER (Spice Girls) - a strange choice but it works!
ROLLING IN THE DEEP (Adele)
TOXIC (Brittany Spears/ Yael Naim)
CRUISIN' (Huey Lewis and Gwyneth Paltrow)
MACK THE KNIFE (Robbie Williams) or I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT (Jamie Cullam)
DON'T KNOW WHY (Nora Jones)
I'M YOURS (Jason Mraz)
WHISPER YOU'RE NAME (Harry Connick Jr) or FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE or SUPERSTICIOUS (Stevie Wonder) blended into WHAT GOES AROUND (Alicia Keys)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK blended into EMPIRE STATE OF MIND (Sinatra/ Alicia Keys)
CRAZY IN LOVE (Beyonce)
WONDERWALL (Paul Anka)
PROUD MARY (Tina Turner)
SING IT BACK (Moloko)
ROCK WITH YOU (Michael Jackson)
MONEY CAN'T BUY ME LOVE (Bublé)
VALERIE into IS THIS LOVE (Amy Winehouse/Bob Marley)
PLEASE DON'T STOP THE MUSIC (Rhianna)
CRAZY blended into CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE (Gnarls Barkley/ Bublé)
Client Comments for Dan Hamill
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- Daniel is very, very good.
Seymour Stein, Founder of Sire Records (discovered Madonna), The Ramones
- Wow. What is it about how comfortable you look in your own skin? You just stand there, you look so relaxed and this beautiful voice just comes out. I want to take you and put you in a box by my daughter's cot and when it's time for sleep, open it up and you sing her a lullaby. You're just lovely, unbelievable... we love you.
- Daniel, you are a brilliant singer. I don't know where you get it from. You go out there and you lay it down and just slay us all. Fantastic! I reckon you have a fantastic voice...
- Daniel, you've got an amazing voice, one of the best voices amongst us. You walk down and you command the stage.
Trevor Steele, lead singer of The Escape Club and writer for Universal Records