Decca Publishing’s Patrick Hamilton is a flag bearer for the next generation of producers, composers, and arrangers. 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, 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 Escoffery, to name a few.
He has worked with the best-selling classical female artist, Katherine Jenkins, over several #1 albums, including her 12th studio album, ‘Cinema Paradiso’, which was released July 2020 on Decca Records (#1 Classical charts, #3 pop album charts, UK), where he took the helm for production duties alongside arranging and writing.
In 2019 Hamilton signed a record deal with the Swedish modern classical label 1631 Recordings (distributed by Decca Records UK). Through 1631 and Decca, he has released three solo piano albums since 2020 (most recently ‘Moodland’ in 2021) which have garnered him millions of streams on Spotify. Currently, Hamilton is developing several film and TV score compositions alongside his ongoing production duties.
In addition to his successful producing career, Hamilton runs his own The Globe Recording Studios (founded in 2002) as well as operating BROMO Music.