Eric Hamelin

Eric Hamelin

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Rich and creative folk sound with funk, classical and rock influences. Bringing together talented musicians and amazing songwriting. Violon, Cello, Piano, bass, percussions, accoustic and electric guitar are brought together to create a define and uncharateristic sound.

Biography

After 5 years of touring in Canada, USA and Europe with his award winning rock band, Direct Line’s front man Eric Hamelin is now concentrating on his new solo project. Working on a brand new EP set for a release in fall 07, the music takes its roots from folk rock with rich essences of strings and acoustic sounds. Partnering with 5 amazing musicians, emotion and musical creativity are the focus of this new sound.
After over 12 years on the music scene including noticeable showcases in New-York, Orlando and Toronto, Eric Hamelin is a singer/song writer who’s always seeking musical creativity when it comes to music and lyrics. With influences from both the European folk rock and British alternative scene Eric’s sound brings elements of rock, folk, classic and funk.

Lyrics

For Me

Written By: Eric Hamelin

Cover up
Take the clothes that you left on the floor
Lift me up as I’m watching you going out, out my door
I needed more
And playing no resistance to you
Shut the door this is all we’re guilty for

Can we take this moment to ignite?
Can we fake it and make it feel alright

For me can’t we make it real?
For me, you can’t fake this, Take the risk
For me, can’t we make it real?
For me, take the risk

This is not
This is not what we came here to do
Take a shot
Let it drop on me for all I put you thru

Can we take this moment to ignite? Can we fake it and make it feel alright

For me can’t we make it real?
For me, you can’t fake this, Take the risk
For me, can’t we make it real?
For me, take the risk

My Parade

Written By: Eric Hamelin

Floating above, making my way
Can’t feel my feet bleeding walking your street
It keeps playing in my head, why would you say?
Your glance had me freezing, It’s my parade

It’s my parade
I’m out and I’m breathing
Want you all to see me
It’s my parade
My colors are shinning
Want you all to breathe me
It’s my parade

I’m saving my kisses for somebody else
Find me some misses and keep to myself
Whish you could see me, what would you say?
Your glance had me freezing, but it’s my parade

It’s my parade
I’m out and I’m breathing
Want you all to see me
It’s my parade
My colors are shinning
Want you all to breathe me
It’s my parade

Quite Alike

Written By: Eric Hamelin

They all say you’re crazy
Making it your own way
You and I are quite alike
They think you ain’t worth this
Ranking you down their list
You and I are quite alike

I can find myself in you
I will find myself with you

They all say I’m lazy
I’m lazy as I want to be
You and I are quite alike
We’re both flying in high land
Feeling like a million
You and I are quite alike

I can find myself in you
I will find myself with you

Save Yoursefl

Written By: Eric Hamelin

Where are you now
What are you trying to say?
These words you wouldn’t let them out
These words you were saving for me

As tears go by
Your voice will fade away
As I am staring at the ceiling
Breathing another day

Just save yourself
Embrace yourself
I’m lying here and waiting
For something brave to say
Just save yourself
Erase yourself
And show me how to save me from me

Where are we now?
Why can’t we find a way?
To be something true and safe
To be someone else than me

As years go by
Others will take your place
As I’ll be silently screaming
The name you’ve erased

Just save yourself
Embrace yourself
I’m lying here and waiting
For something brave to say
Just save yourself
Erase yourself
And show me how to save me from me

Discography

Eric Hamelin EP (2007)
6 songs demo

Past project:
Direct Line (Eric Hamelin & Welby Medeiros)
Album: Find your target - release 2005 (Canada)
Label: COF Music, Sony Red
Single Release Me: Airplay Fall 05
Music video: Release ME on Much Music Canada & Musique Plus Quebec

Set List

Set list includes 10 original + covers:
Damien Rice - Ben Harper - the Beatles - Sting - Radiohead - Cold Play

Set lenght: 90 minutes