Eamon Hamilton

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Eamon Hamilton : biography

1974 –

Eamon Hamilton is frontman of Brakes and formerly played keyboards for British Sea Power.


Selected discography

Brighter Lunch

  • "Going My Way" – 2001, self-financed
  • "Call A Medic" – 8 October 2001 on Monkey Tennis



  • Give Blood – 4 July 2005 on Rough Trade Records
  • The Beatific Visions – October 2006
  • Touchdown – 20 April 2009 on Fat Cat Records

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


Eamon Peter Hamilton is the singer and songwriter for the band Brakes, born on 19 April 1974 in Stewart, BC, Canada and raised in Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK.

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

On 1 September 2008, Hamilton married the American author Koren Zailckas in Romainville near Paris.