Музыка и балет

Знаменитости — танцоры и музыканты, рожденные, жившие или живущие и ныне в Гамильтоне.

  • Natasha Alexandra (or NLX), singer, songwriter and musician.
  • Nicole Appleton (1974- ), singer, born in Hamilton but raised in Toronto, Nicole is one of two Canadian members of the British pop group All Saints which disbanded in 2001. Nicole and her sister Natalie later formed a second British-based pop group named Appleton which has enjoyed moderate success.
  • Frank Augustyn (1953- ), From 1972 to 1989 he was the principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada.
  • Steve Augustine, drummer for Christian rock band Thousand Foot Krutch.
  • Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, are a folk rock/alternative country group.
  • Boris Brott (1944- ), once an assistant to Leonard Bernstein, Brott led the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra for 21 years, later creating the Brott Music Festival and National Academy Orchestra.
  • Caribou (1979- ), stage name of Daniel V. Snaith, electronic musician, born in Dundas, Ontario.
  • Rita Chiarelli, blues singer.
  • Colin Cripps (1961- ), musician and record producer.
  • Sonny Del Rio, popular Hamilton saxophonist and key player on music scene who over the past 50 years has performed with Crowbar, King Biscuit Boy and Trickbag.
  • Forgotten Rebels, punk rock group.
  • Jordan Hastings (1982- ), drummer for the post-hardcore band Alexisonfire, as well as The Black Lungs and former band Jersey, born in Hamilton but raised in Burlington, Ontario.
  • Junkhouse, alternative rock band of the 1990s.
  • Junior Boys, indie techno-pop band.
  • Karen Kain (1951- ), principal dancer for the National Ballet of Canada.
  • Udo Kasemets (1919- ), is an Estonian-born composer of orchestral, chamber, vocal, piano, and electroacoustic works.
  • Kazzer, born: Mark Kasprzyk, hip hop-influenced alternative rock musician and auto sports television personality (Binbrook, Ontario).
  • King Biscuit Boy (1944–2003), blues musician, member of Crowbar. He was the first Canadian blues artist to chart on Billboard in the U.S. Rolling Stone magazine called him legendary. Has played with artists like Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin and his fans include Keith Richards and Paul McCartney.
  • Colonel Harold Kudlats, was given the nickname «The Colonel» by Ronnie Hawkins. It was Kudlats who booked Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks in Hamilton for the first time. He’s worked with acts Fats Domino, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong. Kudlats later went on to become agent for The Band. He is also Eugene Levy’s uncle.
  • Bernie LaBarge (1953- ), Guitar, vocals; spent many years living, playing and recording in the Hamilton area. His most popular Hamilton-based band was Stem (1970-72). Bernie worked extensively with Daniel Lanois and many others at Grant Ave. Studios.
  • Daniel Lanois (1951- ), a solo artist in his own right and producer for U2, lived in Hamilton and recorded at Grant Avenue Studios.
  • Wade MacNeil (1984- ), guitarist and vocalist for the post-hardcore band Alexisonfire and frontman of The Black Lungs.
  • Brian Melo, winner of Canadian Idol season five. Worked as a construction worker.
  • Haydain Neale, musician (jacksoul).
  • Steve Negas, Saga drummer and record producer.
  • Neil Peart (1952- ), drummer and lyricist for the progressive rock band Rush.
  • Skip Prokop (1946- ), drummer and band leader for Lighthouse + The Paupers. Also worked with Cass Elliot, Janis Joplin, Al Kooper and Carlos Santana.
  • Stan Rogers (1949–1983), folk singer.
  • Brenda Russell (1949- ), is an African American singer-songwriter and keyboardist. As well as composing her own material, Brenda’s songwriting talents are often in demand by many other artists who, over the years, have included Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Sting.
  • Tomi Swick, singer/songwriter.
  • Christian Tanna, drummer/songwriter for I Mother Earth.
  • Jagori Tanna, guitar player for I Mother Earth.
  • Ian Thomas (1950- ), singer/songwriter known for the 1973 hit «Painted Ladies»; brother of Dave Thomas.
  • Alan Walker (1930- ), is an English-Canadian radio producer, musicologist and academic best known as a biographer and scholar of composer Franz Liszt.
  • Rody Walker, singer of Protest The Hero, was born in Hamilton, though now resides in Whitby, Ontario.
  • Jackie Washington (1919–2009), blues singer.
  • Robert Stanley Weir (1856–1926), lawyer, poet, author, best remembered as the author of the English lyrics to «O, Canada!».
  • Wax Mannequin, the stage name of Chris Adeney, a indie rock singer-songwriter.
  • Tom Wilson, rock musician.

 

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