Hamell on Trial

Plus Special Guests


Doors 7.30pm


Over 18 only

Hamell on Trial – Rising From the Ashes…
Hamel on Trial is the moniker Ed Hamell took on when he ventured on to a solo career over 30 years ago. After a few stints in rock bands, the brash New Yorker found a battered 1937 Gibson acoustic guitar in a pawn shop and it spoke to him, he might tell you, literally. He bought that guitar and started writing songs.

“However, Hamel on Trial morphed into something no other songwriter has ever done before. With New York influences on his sleeve and a heavy dose of the Ramones, Hamell wrote songs which were unconventional, to say the least. He has been called just about everything under the book from “Bill Hicks, Hunter S. Thompson and Joe Strummer all rolled into one” by Philadelphia Weekly and a “one-man Tarantino flick: loud, vicious, luridly hilarious, gleefully and deeply offensive” by the Village Voice.

“Before I went solo, I was in a band and I was writing the songs and fronting the band, but it wasn’t anything like I am doing now,” Ed Hamell explained from his car while driving on tour somewhere in Pennsylvania. “That band was kind of like the Ramones meets the J. Geils Band. Or a better description would be a faster version of Gram Parker and the Rumor. Anyway, this was like 1984-1990 and we were an original band in Syracuse, NY and we were bold compared to what people were doing around there because it was all cover bands playing southern rock and prog rock covers. But what’s bold, anyway? Are the Ramones bold? Maybe. But fuck, we were danceable.

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Venue Details

THU 8 OCT 2015
John & Jacob
plus support
Stereo, Glasgow7:30pmCancelled
SAT 10 OCT 2015
+ Guests
The Art School, Glasgow7.00pm£10.00
FRI 16 OCT 2015
Hayseed Dixie
O2 ABC 1, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£17.00
SAT 17 OCT 2015
James King and the Lonewolves
Drygate Theatre, Glasgow7.00pm£10.00
Hayseed Dixie
The Queen's Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pm£17.00
TUE 27 OCT 2015
Christy Moore
Usher Hall, EdinburghOn Stage 8pm£27.50
THU 29 OCT 2015
Christy Moore
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow8pm £27.50
FRI 30 OCT 2015
An Evening with Simon + Oscar from Ocean Colour Scene
The Queen's Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pm £22.50
Christy Moore and Declan Sinnott
Barrowland, GlasgowShow starts 8.00pm£27.50
Randy Newman
no support
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, GlasgowShow starts 8pm prom£40.00
FRI 6 NOV 2015
Hothouse Flowers
Barrowland, Glasgow7pm £25.00
The Christians
plus special guests
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£18.50
Tom Robinson
Plus Special Guests
The Queen's Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pm£20.00
SAT 7 NOV 2015
Tom Robinson
Oran Mor, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£20.00
SUN 8 NOV 2015
Vintage Trouble
Barrowland, Glasgow7.00pm£20.00
Siobhan Wilson
Plus Special Guests
The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh7.30pm £8.50
TUE 10 NOV 2015
The Waterboys
Plus Special Guests
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow7pm£27.50
Charlie Worsham
plus special guests Frankie Davies
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7pm£12.50
WED 11 NOV 2015
+ Guests
Barrowland, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£27.50
SAT 14 NOV 2015
Garbage '20 years Queer'
Dutch Uncles
Usher Hall, Edinburgh7pm 32.50
SUN 15 NOV 2015
Kacey Musgraves
O2 ABC, Glasgow7.00pm£22.50
THU 19 NOV 2015
John & Jacob (Rescheduled)
The Voodoo Rooms, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£12.50
WED 25 NOV 2015
Average White Band
Plus Support
Queens Hall, edinburgh£20.00
THU 26 NOV 2015
Electric Six -Thanksgiving Extravaganza
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£16.50
FRI 27 NOV 2015
Hue and Cry
with Full Band + special guests
The Queen's Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pm£25.00
TUE 1 DEC 2015
The Proclaimers
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow7.30pm £26.50/£28.50
WED 2 DEC 2015
The Proclaimers
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow7.30pm £26.50/£28.50
THU 3 DEC 2015
Matt Berry & The Maypoles
Oran Mor Auditorium, Glasgow£17.50
Tax the Heat * onsale Wednesday 30 Sept
Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£7.00
Billy Bragg
Duke Special
O2 ABC, Glasgow7pm£20.00
FRI 4 DEC 2015
The Proclaimers
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh7.30pm£27.50/£29.50