Eamon live with Brakes in Liverpool, September 2004
|Birth name||Eamon Peter Hamilton|
|Born||Stewart, British Columbia, Canada|
|Instruments||Vocals, keyboards, guitar|
|Labels||Rough Trade, Fat Cat, Tugboat Records|
|Associated acts||Brakes, British Sea Power|
|Website||Brakes Official Website|
Hamilton moved to Brighton in 2000 and in 2002 was recruited to play keyboards for British Sea Power live. The band were reportedly impressed that—without warning and during a song without keyboards—Eamon went off into the crowd banging a drum. Due to touring commitments with Brakes, Hamilton left British Sea Power in January 2006.
Hamilton has recorded and played live under a number of different guises. One of his main projects was Brighter Lunch, also featuring Matt Eaton, now of Actress Hands.
In August 2002, Tom and Alex White of The Electric Soft Parade saw Hamilton performing solo and offered to play guitar and drums, respectively, with him. They were joined by Marc Beatty, of Mockin' Bird Studios and The Tenderfoot, to play bass. Brakes was born. Their debut single, Pick Up the Phone, was released in 2004 on Tugboat Records and an album, Give Blood, followed in July 2005. In October 2006 they released their second album The Beatific Visions. They released their third album Touchdown in 2009.
- "Going My Way" – 2001, self-financed
- "Call A Medic" – 8 October 2001 on Monkey Tennis
Singles and EPs
- "Pick Up the Phone" – 20 September 2005 on Tugboat Records
- "All Night Disco Party" – 13 June 2005 on Rough Trade Records
- "Ring A Ding Ding" – 17 October 2005 on Rough Trade Records
- "Hold Me in the River" – 4 December 2006 on Rough Trade Records
- "Cease And Desist" – 26 February 2007
- "Beatific Visions" – 20 August 2007