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"Someday You'll See"



Notlimah, born Hamilton W Shoop III July 16,1952 in Cheverly, Maryland to parents Hamilton and Shirley, has always been fascinated by music.
Nicknamed Buddy by his grandmother, he would always pound beats out on car dashboards or imaginary drum sets. In fact, he considers himself a “frustrated drummer” and has great admiration for percussionists.

At age 12 his father gave him a box guitar as a Christmas present and, after a brief series of lessons, proceeded to teach himself by covering songs from recordings, learning to read music and studied music theory.

Performing in many Washington, DC area bands for many years, he maintained the belief that versatility is the key to success within the local nightclub scene and was able to maintain several quality Top 40 bands for many years beginning with “Nottingham” and ending with “Customade” when he left music in 1989.
In 1980 he formed the group “Redeye” which ran locally for five years and performed to sellout crowds within DC area nightclubs. This group was different from Top-40 bands he was in prior to that. “Redeye” promoted itself as a marketable commodity and performed songs specifically selected for that purpose.
As a vocalist, many people say his voice sounds black that originates from his early days as a Motown fan playing in local Soul bands. Growing up playing in these groups, taught the ins and outs of finding a groove. However, he never lost the ability to sing the ballad or the straight-up rock and roll that many patrons have come to appreciate.
It was with this group that he enjoyed a small spectrum of success with the development of a loyal following and expanding band exposure through the sales of records and T-shirts
After getting married and eventually divorced, Buddy retired the music scene in 1989. He put the guitar down and did not pick it up until September 11, 2001. It was as a direct result of those attacks on that day that inspired Buddy to become “Notlimah” (Hamilton backwards) and create the CD entitled “Someday You’ll See” which is dedicated to all of the men and women protecting us from the evil people intent on doing us harm.