Hi there folks, thank you for taking the time to visit my page. To give you a little background, I have been passionate about music since the age of 5 and been a professional musician since 2007. I enjoy playing a variety of genres of music from R&B, Rock N Roll, Rockabilly, to Surf, Country Blues and my own original music. With piano being my first instrument and guitar second, I also sing, play squeezebox and pretty much anything else I can get my hands on.
Throughout my career, I have recorded 40 albums and had the privilege to work with some great artists including:
WILL YOUNG - J D MCPHERSON - RAY SHARPE - BARRENCE WHITFIELD - HEULYN DUVALL - BARBARA PITMAN - THE BOBBETTES - JIVING GENE - BOBBY WILSON
Supported:IMELDA MAY - ANDRE WILLIAMS
Played with: LYNETTE MORGAN’S BLACKWATER VALLEY BOYS - JOHNNY AND THE JAILBIRDS - BIG BOYBLOATER - EDDIE ANGEL BLUES BAND - SISTER SUZIE - GERRY HOGAN - EARL JACKSON
I currently front:JIM HAMMOND BAND (DUO/TRIO/QUARTET) - SWEET GEORGIA BOYS - THE BORDERLINES - BLU 2 - THE CELLAR RATZ
I currently play with:THE KINGCATS
"Let's be very clear. Jim Hammond is a very fine musician and a pleasure to work with. He played in the house band on my Radio 4 series Getting Nowhere Fast where the music really must set the tone and style almost instantly. Jim's superb Boogie woogie piano on my theme tune - with just a dash of Jerry Lee Lewis in the right hand - hit the spot immediately. Jim's music is rock a billy, boogie boogie and blues, both on guitar, slide guitar and keyboards. He's a great singer too. It's a good old good time music that invites you to get up and dance and have a great party. He plays solo, as a duo, or trio or as a full band and no matter what format he uses, Jim will always give you one hundred per cent great music and a great night. Jim Hammond is highly recommended by me. And I look forward to working with him again very soon." - Mervyn Stutter"Jim Hammond is without doubt one of the finest honky tonk, boogie woogie, rock and roll musicians on the circuit! A true talent and presence on stage, whether he is schooling his piano like Jerry Lee Lewis or playing bottle neck slide on a varied and beautiful collection of vintage guitars...big gravely voice and tales of years on the road. I've had the pleasure of sharing a stage with him and have the pleasure to call him a good friend too... I highly recommend Jim Hammond to any venue or festivals on my travels and gig circuits." - 'Grizzly' Rhys Morgan Grizzly and the Grasshoppers.
Whilst touring the UK, Europe and further afield, I have played many festivals and venues:
GLASTONBURY 2014/15 - WEYFEST 2014 - GREAT DOREST STEAM FAIR - BOOMTOWN FAIR - LATITUDE FESTIVAL - THE BORDERLINE - 100 CLUB - AINT NOTHING BUT THE BLUES - GAZ'S ROCKIN BLUES - THE ROCKABILLY RAVE - THE RYTHMN RIOT - HEMSBY THE WILDEST CATS IN TOWN - HIGH ROCKABILLY (SPAIN) - A BOMBERS (SWEDEN)
My latest project has been recording my new album which features talented musicians and twelve self-penned songs. It has a ‘country’ feel, unlike anything I have released before. I am very privileged to work with some of the most wonderful musicians, I have the pick of the bunch and I am very proud to grace the stage with these people. Life is about giving love and I try to do that through my music everywhere I play. Thank you for taking the time to read this and please visit my Facebook, Instagram & YouTube pages and I will keep it updated with gigs, news and songs for you to enjoy.