The Working Title
Singer-songwriter Joel Thomas Hamilton jumped from local notoriety with alt-pop band The Working Title to national stardom in the early 2000s. Hamilton, guitarist Adam Pavao, bassist Chris Ginn, and drummer Ross Taylor put The Working Title together in 2001. Within six months of forming, the band recorded an independent, self-titled release, which is now out of print. In the winter months of 2004-'05, they spent just two weeks doing preproduction work in local studios with producers Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins, Placebo, Liz Phair, Jump) and David Bryson (of the Counting Crows) before heading to Allaire Studios in Shokan, New York, for a recording session that shaped their major label debut, About Face (Universal/Motown). A few years ago, the album's first single “The Mary Getaway (I Lost Everything)” was in regular rotation on radio stations across the country. They just released their third full-length record Bone Island.
With Joel’s solo album titled Officina (released in 2008), the young musician began a period of transition of musical adventure. At recent solo shows, Joel brings a bag of oddball instruments, a few guitars, and a rambling set list of new originals and reworked rock standards.
For information about Joel Hamilton visit his websites at: www.theworkingtitle.com and www.myspace.com/joelhamiltonband