Bill "Halfway" Hamill, is an acoustic singer/songwriter from what in his mind is not only the capital of Rock 'N Roll, but the world's greatest city: Detroit , Michigan. Born and raised at 8 Mile and Gratiot ,the sounds of Motown were ingrained into his mind before he could even talk, let alone sing. It would be Motley Crue's "Theater of Pain" released in 1985, when Hamill was but only 9
years old, that would shape the rest of his life. Performing since middle school, to this very day barely a week goes by where you won't find Hamill performing. Amongst the places Hamill has performed are Detroit's Hard Rock Cafe, Mount Clemens' Emerald Theater, Metro Detroit's Arts, Beats, and Eats festival, and the world famous Gratiot Cruise on a number of occasions.
Hamill has showcased at Freddy's Backroom in Brooklyn, NY, and Ella Lounge in Manhattan's East Village. Hamill was a featured performer at the 2012 Interfusion Music Summit in Cathedral City, CA. You can hear Hamill's song "What You've Become" in the Urreola short film, The Maintenance Man, as well as hear "Evil in Disguise" in another Urreola short The Belt. Beyond performing, Hamill hosts Hamill's Halfway House formerly heard on the late great Rok Out Radio, now at http://HamillsHalfwayHouse.Podomatic.com/, as well as produce and mentor young and upcoming local Detroit area acts. Hamill is also an accomplished writer, writing blogs for the pro wrestling site http://camelclutchblog.com/.
When not performing solo, Hamill's band is Halfway II consisting of Jason Hackstock on guitar and vocals, Dave Messerschmidt on percussion, Jason Keith on harmonica, and Kristi O on violin.
Hamill is also the co-lead singer/acoustic guitarist for punk band Detroit Perfect (http://facebook.com/DetroitPerfect) as well as one half of the comedic hip-hop duo MC Sampler 'N The Halfway House (http://reverbnation.com/TheHalfwayHouse).