Hamilton Park may have honed their vocal skills while singing in their church choirs, but they are much more than just four guys who share a love for singing. They are a brotherhood born on the basketball courts of Hamilton Park Recreation Center in Atlanta. Hamilton Park is Anthony, Mr. Marcus Lee, Chris Voice and Royce P. Never once did H.P., imagine that the endless time spent playing basketball, or singing for hours on end, would later lead to being discovered by legendary music mogul Andre Harrell through his partnership with Radio One’s “Superstar Soul Search,” becoming the first group signed to his label, Harrell Records.
In 2010, Andre Harrell and Radio One launched the “Superstar Soul Search” in Atlanta, with the grand prize being a recording contract with Harrell Records. H.P. unfortunately missed the registration deadline, but fate would soon bring the four another chance to perform in front of Harrell, who decided to allow them to perform the national anthem at the finals. “They were church boys, but they were masculine. I liked their relationship with each other and the way the blended in and out. They’re like four heads thinking as one.” From there, H.P. flew to New York to meet with Atlantic Records, where they performed their infectious single “Computer Love” along with Jodeci’s “My Heart Belongs to You.” Harrell knew that H.P. had something special, and knew he could polish them into the flagship group for his new label Harrell Records, a partnership with Atlantic Records.
“We’re bringing the real essence, the real R&B back to the bedroom. The stuff Ron Isley used to sing about. It’s tasteful, but graceful,” Royce P said. “It’s passionate and us being us. We’re young and we’re real strong with our love. We pull out the chair, we carry bags and do everything right. So when it comes time. … We do it for the sheets.” As Anthony puts it, “We do it for the ladies. We’re connoisseurs of love. We emphasize the fact that we are young men who are connoisseurs of love. It’s love in the most masculine, most manly way.” “I believe they can bring love songs back to the radio,” Harrell said. “Love songs are missing from the radio. They’ll bring back love and romance for young people.”
The group released their self-titled full-length EP Today!
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Currently on The SCREAM Tour! Dates:
Oct 14 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theater
Oct 15 – Southaven, MS- De Soto Civic Center
Oct 16 – St. Louis, MO – Fox Theater
Oct 21 – Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium
Oct 23 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theater
Oct 28 – Chicago, IL – Arie Crown Theatre
Oct 29 -Cincinnati, OH – Aronoff Center
Oct 30 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theater
Nov 4 – Dallas/Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre
Nov 5 – Houston, TX – Reliant Arena
Nov 11 – Oakland, CA – Paramount Theater
Nov 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
Nov 18 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
Nov 19 – Baltimore, MD – TBD
Nov 20 – Richmond, VA – Landmark Theatre