In the ever-unfolding and expanding image of a musician comes Bobby Earl Hamilton. Bobby has spent his life loving music and everything about it. His dreams of being a drummer began as a small child. At the ripe age of 2, Bobby acquired his first drum-set through strategic negotiations with his parents.-He agreed to stop beating on the furniture and Mom and Dad agreed to pick up the expense for his first pair of drum sticks and first set of drums. This simple agreement set the wheels in motion.
Over the next decade He beat and played his way through drum competition after competition, awing and amazing those in his path. Growing up in Orange County California opened doors unavailable in any other part of the country. Bobby showcased his talents as a member of the famed Velvet Knights Drum Corp. He then took advantage of his Southern California roots and spent his free time training under the best touring and recording musicians of the time. He learned the insides and outsides of the music industry. It was only natural when one if his first professional gigs landed him on the road in a project produced by the famous Rob Halford of Judas Priest. .
Bobby Earl was Born and raised in Orange County ,California and also spent many years in Tennessee and Georgia, as the South hails from his mother’s side. Growing up in a family of,-teachers,-musicians and producers, the path had already been chosen for him and the journey was on. Bobby is a drummer and a teacher of the Percussive Arts now, and has played the drums for many well known and not so well known groups. He’s active as a studio player and is very comfortable on stage in front of thousands as well. Bobby was the drummer for, The Nathan Finfrock Band which released music for shows like, Disney’s, ”Ugly Betty”, ABC’s, ”Grey’s Anatomy” and HBO’s, ”Entourage” and has been a studio session player in Los Angeles and Nashville. Currently you can catch him playing with his band,South of Somewhere as well as Mark Connors and Hollywood Yates from the NBC TV show,”American Gladiators”. I feel truly blessed to be a part of the lives of so many wonderfully talented musicians and friends. It is an honor. Hope to see you in your town soon.
Throughout his career Bobby has shared the stage with many famous musicians including the likes of Adema, Depswa, Firehouse, Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, Sugarland, Emerson Drive, Jake Owen, Diamond Rio, The Zack Brown Band, Warrant, Korn, Zakk Wylde, Staind, and many more. He has played as a session drummer in Los Angeles, Nashville and his current home of Phoenix, AZ , recording under famed engineers/producers Aaron Carey (Gin Blossoms, Megadeth, Phunk Junkeez and Sheryl Crow) Larry Elyea (Jimmy Eat World, Authority Zero, and Beastie Boys)and Ken Mary (Ever Stays Red, Fifth Angel, Kendall Gaveck, The Beach Boys, Megadeth, Larue and Alice Cooper)