A Baltimore native, Tracy Hamlin unveiled her soulful, exquisitely impassioned voice to the world at the La Fountain Blue at age eleven. She has been travelling the globe as a lead singer ever since, from Sweden to Japan to Morocco. Her single, "Drive Me Crazy," is presently traversing charts across Europe, Asia, and Africa, having occupied the #1 spot for top sales four times over a three month duration. Tracy's immeasurable vocal and songwriting talents bestow upon audiences a remarkable experience, replenishing one's hopefulness, love, and aspiration.
On a substantial foundation of education, studying classical music at the Baltimore School of the Arts and further training at the prestigious Peabody Preparatory School of Music, Hamlin developed classical proficiency and dexterity; learning to sing in French, German, and Italian. She plans to commence vocal coaching for young singers once again in September, 2013.
Tracy Hamlin has performed alongside music legends Gloria Gaynor, Carlos Santana, Marcus Miller, Jonathan Butler, Kirk Whalum, Wayman Tisdale, Rick Braun, Jeff Golub, Esperanza Spaulding, and Gerald Albright. More recently, she was the lead vocalist with 'Heads Up International' recording artists, Pieces of a Dream, touring with the group internationally. Hamlin was featured on their “No Assembly Required” (2005) and “Love’s Silhouette” (2002).
Hamlin executive produced two solo albums through her own label, DMH Records LLC, “Seasons” (2005) and “Better Days” (2009). “Seasons” set the tone for Hamlin taking her place center stage, exhibiting a breathtaking presentation of her rich vocal tones. This record was a glowing affirmation of her promising musical talent, enticing R&B and Jazz enthusiasts internationally.
“Better Days,” an exceptional successor to “Seasons,” provides a truthful and transparent portrayal of Tracy's musical universe. Songs such as “You’ve Got To Let Go” and “No Regrets” compassionately guide one through self-reflection, while “Better Days” and “Free” offer warming reveries of belief and optimism. With help from collaborative producers Phil Davis, Eric Valentine, and Kelvin Wooten, “Better Days” takes listeners on an inspiring odyssey.
Executive producing once more through her label, Tracy will be releasing her third solo CD in June 2013, entitled "This Is My Life." The new CD is an eclectic mix of Jazz, R&B and Funk and is sure to take you on a musical journey from Paris to New Orleans.
Tracy Hamlin performs upon request at a myriad of venues and festivals. She also tours internationally as a background vocalist for Disco Queen, Gloria Gaynor. Hamlin's aspiration is continuing her development and growth as an artist, while performing amongst audiences around the globe.