Decca Publishing’s Patrick Hamilton is a flag bearer for the next generation of producer, composer and arranger. A leading figure in classical crossover music, his ambitions, which are shared with his publisher, include the verticals of artist production alongside film and TV score composition, which together bring his unique skill set to the adult contemporary classical space.
Although artistically diverse and creatively travelling in various lanes, Patrick’s DNA is rooted in the classical space. Classically trained at the Royal Conservatorium Bruges & Ghent in Belgium, he started his career as a session player with many leading Belgian artists, which led to more and more work as a producer-engineer.
At that time, his work was focused on Belgian and Dutch artists/television programmes (Swingpaleis, Pop Idol, The X-Factor,…) and musicals (Dance of the Vampires, Fiddler on the Roof, Annie, Oliver,…). It was the duality of these genres, the classical and the popular, which led to Patrick becoming a leading figure in adult contemporary classical crossover – a rapidly expanding genre sitting alongside core classical and straight pop.
As word of mouth spread, Hamilton became the go-to producer for a range of international artists – Katherine Jenkins, Alfie Boe, Fernando Varela, Mark Masri, Richard Clayderman, Trystan Llyr Griffiths, David Garrett, Bryn Terfel, Branden & James, Alberto Urso, Luke Evans,Shaun Escoffrey,…to name a few.
He has worked with the best-selling classical female artist, Katherine Jenkins, over a number of #1 albums, including her 12th studio album, Cinema Paradiso, which was released July 2020 on Decca Records and reached #1 in the Classical charts and #3 in the pop album charts in the UK), where he took the helm for production duties alongside arranging and writing.
Patrick is also currently developing a number of film and TV score compositions alongside his ongoing production duties.
In 2019 Patrick signed a record deal with the Swedish modern classical label 1631 Recordings (distributed by Decca Records UK) where he released 2 solo piano albums so far and gained already millions of streams on Spotify.
In addition to his successful producing career, Patrick runs his own The Globe Recording Studios (founded in 2002) as well as operating BROMO Music Publishing, the publishing department of The Globe music company. The studios have welcomed a wide range of artists including Katherine Jenkins, Johnny Logan, Matt Dunkley, Fernando Varela, Jessica Lynn, Cardfall, Mark Masri,…