They say everybody has a story to tell, however that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll all be interesting stories.  New York’s Ed Hamell on the other hand has been on quite a journey since he picked up a guitar aged seven and began writing songs not long afterwards!  He’s played in bands, had a major record deal, released critically acclaimed solo albums and battled back from head and spinal injuries following a car crash.  Amongst his fans and friends are Ani Di Franco, Tom Robinson, The Wonderstuff’s Miles Hunt and Kimya Dawson from Moldy Peaches with his music being described as “loud, fast music informed by politics, passion, energy and intelligence, played by a guy with a sharp tongue and a wicked sense of humour”

During 2010, Ed took on the daunting challenge of writing a new song every day and then publishing the results on his YouTube Channel.  He ended up with over 400 tunes, eight of which were selected for his new digital EP “Ed Hamell Is The Happiest Man In The World”

This track  ‘Ain’t That Love’  has a slight ‘Man In Black’/ Nick Cave vibe and is in contrast to his tough guy, sardonic Bill Hicks with a guitar stage personae showing a tender more emotionally raw side.

Ed who releases his music under the “ Hamell On Trial” moniker is currently preparing for a series of live shows throughout the UK and Ireland to promote the EP, and will also appear as featured guest on Tom Robinson’s Saturday night show for BBC Radio 6 Music on Jan 19th.

“Ed Hamell Is The Happiest Man In The World” is an 8-track mini album produced by The Butcher Bros and features collaborations with Kimya Dawson and long-standing friend and mentor Ani Di Franco.  New West Records – home to Richard Thompson, John Hiatt, Steve Earle, Tom Morello, and Kris Kristofferson among others, will release it on January 14th, 2013.

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Sat 12 Jan LONDON
Special Guest with Tom Robinson
The Tabernacle 020 7221 9700

Mon 14 Jan UK release date:
Ed Hamell Is The Happiest Man Alive

Tue 15 Jan LEEDS
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Brudenell Social Club
book tickets

Wed 16 Jan HULL
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New Adelphi Club 01482 348 216

Thu 17 Jan CARDIFF
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Clwb Ifor Bachbook tickets

Sat 19 Jan BBC Radio 6 Music
Featured guest on Tom Robinson show

Sun Jan 20th SHEFFIELD
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The Greystones
0114 266 5599

Mon Jan 21st NOTTINGHAM
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Guitar Bar 07770 226 926

Tue 22 Jan LONDON
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Leicester Square Theatre 0845 4134444

Wed 23 Jan GLASGOW
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Oran Mor
0844 844 0444

Thu 24 Jan DUBLIN
The Workman’s Club 0818 903001

Thu 28 Feb DUNDALK
Spirit Store 042 9352697

Fri 01 Mar CORK
Cyprus Avenue +353 21 4276165

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