Trying to describe her with one word would be impossible. Few can master one genre of music, but pure, God-given talent allows her to master all. Her movements attract you, her music captivates you, and her voice soothes your soul with joy. Her immeasurable vocal and songwriting talents bestow upon audiences a remarkable experience, replenishing one's hopefulness, love, and aspiration.
I introduce to you, Tracy Hamlin. She unveiled her soulful, exquisitely impassioned voice to the world at the La Fountain Blue at age eleven. She has been traveling the globe as a lead singer ever since, from Sweden to Japan to Morocco to name a few.
On a substantial foundation of education, Hamlin developed classical proficiency and dexterity; learning to sing in French, German, and Italian at the Baltimore School of the Arts and the prestigious Peabody Preparatory School of Music.
Tracy Hamlin has performed alongside numerous music legends including Carlos Santana, Marcus Miller, Jonathan Butler, and Chaka Khan. She has toured internationally as lead background vocalist for Disco Queen, Gloria Gaynor and Maysa. Tracy was also the lead vocalist with Heads Up International recording artists, Pieces of a Dream and was featured on ‘Love’s Silhouette’ (2002) and ‘No Assembly Required’ (2005).
Hamlin executive produced four solo albums through her own label, DMH Records, LLC, ‘Seasons’ (2005), ‘Better Days’ (2009), ‘This is My Life’ (2013) and “No Limits”, set to be released in the Spring of 2015. ‘Seasons’ set the tone for Hamlin taking her place center stage, exhibiting a breathtaking presentation of her rich vocal tones. ‘Better Days,’ an exceptional successor to ‘Seasons,’ provides a truthful and transparent portrayal of Tracy's musical universe. Songs such as “You’ve Got To Let Go” and “No Regrets” compassionately guide one through self-reflection, while “Better Days” and “Free” offer warming reveries of belief and optimism. With help from collaborative producers Phil Davis, Eric Valentine, and Kelvin Wooten, “Better Days” takes listeners on an inspiring odyssey.
Tracy’s third release, ‘This is My Life,’ ( a tribute to artist that have inspired her), hit the airwaves June 2013, immediately gained the attention of music lovers globally, and held the #1 position for two weeks on the UK Soul Charts. Fans were particularly drawn to her covers of Jimmy Webb’s “This Is Your Life” and Luther Vandross’ “Never Too Much”.
Before the release of her third solo album, Tracy teamed up with DJ Spen in 2012 to release a string of successful house music singles including “Drive Me Crazy” which was #1 for top downloads/sales for 3 consecutive weeks on Traxsource, “Got To Be Strong” reaching the top 10 list for top downloads/sales, and “Never Too Much” also reaching #1 for to downloads/sales.
The success of these house singles led to the release of the album ‘Home” on Quantize Recordings in October 2013. On this musical offering, Tracy fuses the boundaries between Soul, Jazz, R&B and House music, making 'Home’ an exceptional showcase of what Tracy Hamlin represents.
In 2014, some of Tracy’s great accomplishments include being placed on the Grammy Ballot in six categories, Co-producing Tony Tatum’s single "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love" and teaching music clinics and vocal workshops along the East Coast and the Caribbean.
Tracy Hamlin performs upon request at a myriad of venues and festivals, which can also include vocal workshops and music clinics at middle and high schools. Hamlin's aspirations are to continue her development and growth as an artist, and to continue mentoring a new generation of vocalists while performing amongst audiences around the globe.