Canned Hamm

Canned Hamm


By fusing together elements of gum-snapping pop, electronic dance beats, and thoughtfully selected fashion, Canned Hamm have toured the world, delighting audiences for over three years.


CANNED HAMM is a two-man dance party machine.

Fusing together elements of gum-snapping pop, electronic dance beats, and thoughtfully selected fashion, CANNED HAMM has effortlessly straddled the seedy underbelly between nightclub performances and children television show musical guests.

Over the last three years Big Hamm (Stephen Hamm of Copyright, Slow, Jungle) and Li'l Hamm (Robert Dayton of July Fourth Toilet, Points Gray) have been traveling the world delighting audiences with their one of a kind show. From New York to Sydney, Australia, Montreal and Los Angeles, CANNED HAMM have been bringing down the house with their pointed lyrics and urban glam rump shakers.

“We specialize in happy music incorporating both elements of song and dance,” said Big Hamm.

“But the music truly comes from our souls, from our emotional scars,” interjects Li’l Hamm. “It’s just that our scars are shaped like happy smiles.”

In 2001, the Vancouver legend that is CANNED HAMM released KARAZMA! and received reams of critical acclaim across North America and Australia. Canada’s main industry rag Chart Magazine crowned the album with five stars while their first music video, “Father and Son”, hit #2 on the national music television network Musique Plus’ show Dollar A Clip. The video was also voted the “Best Video of “ Nardwuar the Human Serviette on MuchMusic’s Going Coastal. Down under, it received medium on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s weekly video show Fly T.V.

With such an incredible response for their debut album, no time was wasted in developing… the tribute album.

Released in April 2003, KARAZMA!:REIMAGINED featured a glut of extraordinary talent; from Carolyn Mark’s passionate rendering of “Get A Hairpiece” to Destroyer softly crooning “Karaoke Lady”. Alongside #1 fans The New Pornographers, international cult fave’s Frenzal Rhomb, underground comedic talent Neil Hamburger among several others, KARAZMA!:REIMAGINED is truly a tribute of monolithic proportions.

CANNED HAMM have shared the stage with such luminary acts as Canada’s very own Peaches, The New Pornographers and most loyally alongside Neil Hamburger. After storming the City of Angels, the normally verbose L.A Weekly could only mumble: “(It was) something.”

The makeup and moustache sounds of their sizzling sophomore album EROTIC THRILLER (out Feb. 15, 2005) will cover you in a sheer gloss finish from tip to toe. Armed with two microphones, pre-recorded backing tracks, a razor sharp sense of humour and the infectious beats of EROTIC THRILLER, CANNED HAMM are destined to be crowned the Clown Prince’s of Electronic Dance Music.


Karazma! (2001)
Karazma!:Reimagined (2003)
Erotic Thriller (Street Date: Feb. 15th, 2005)