Mike Hamel is a singer-songwriter with a bit of a different approach. The inspiration for his music comes from the light and dark of everyday life as well as his views of current events. And there is never a filter.
“Usually the term singer-songwriter takes on a folk ideal – very laid back and flowery – but my music is so much more intense than that,” he explains.
Coming from Poughkeepsie, Ny, Hamel has certainly earned his stripes in the regional music scene. Spending close to a decade playing in different projects (such as Dolor, Downside Joyride, Blue August Moon, Stone Midnight Chronicles, etc) has also earned him a faithful following in fans spanning all genres. In addition to his local compatriots, Hamel has also performed with major acts such as Nonpoint, King's X, Tantric, Sponge, and Toad the Wet Sprocket.
And now, he's striving to sculpt his own sound, style, and direction.