Grammy-nominated viral sensation THE HAMILTONES are set to release their ‘Watch The Ton3s’ EP next month via Rapper Big Pooh’s Common Cents Media Group /Dame Inc./EMPIRE. First up from the project, is the irresistably smooth afterhours single, ‘Pieces’, available now on all streaming platforms.
Hailing from North Carolina, THE HAMILTONES consist of J. Vito, Tony Lelo, and 2E. The soul trio’s name was born from their work as backup vocalists for Grammy-winning R&B/Soul artist Anthony Hamilton. While on tour with Hamilton, dazzling audiences around the world, the trio of singers jokingly sang a gospel rendition of Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ during rehearsal. The recorded footage of their performance was then uploaded to Facebook and amassed over one million views in just under 24 hours. The group went on to make more renditions of popular songs, all of which became internet sensations.
Last year, their ‘What I’m Feelin’ collaboration with Anthony Hamilton earned them their first Grammy nomination. That same year, THE HAMILTONES hit the road again with Hamilton, headlined their own dates, and embarked on an international tour with legendary guitarist Ry Cooder. The guys were also featured on three Grammy nominated projects, including PJ Morton’s Gumbo (‘Everything’s Gonna Be Alright’); Jonathan McReynold’s ‘Make Room’, and the winner in the 2019 Best Gospel Album category, Tori Kelly’s ‘Hiding Place’.
THE HAMILTONES are now set to embolden their transition to the forefront with their debut project ‘Watch The Ton3s’, coming out 7th June….get the first taste of the EP and watch the video for ‘Pieces’ below: