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Songwriter, arranger and vocalist Terrence Hamilton was born and raised in Dallas, TX. Hamilton was a child prodigy who grew up singing and playing instruments at the tender age of five. By age twelve, he had already appeared in two television commercials. Hamilton left Texas after graduating high school to pursue formal music studies in Princeton where he was classically trained, and it was there he first found a larger audience.
He sang and toured with multiple chorus groups including the gospel quartet One Spirit, under the direction of Ann Moss, aunt of Whitney Houston. After completing college, he moved to Philadelphia, where he continued to write songs, perform and build a loyal following. As an in-demand session musician, he met Troy Davis in 2000 where they collaborated on various music projects for various artists. His first studio album N Progress is scheduled for release in 2009.
Terrence believes that “music is what feelings sound like” and that “as an artist it is my responsibility to create those feelings and deliver them in a performance wholeheartedly and honestly. ” N Progress is T Hamilton" 100% + having penned, arranged, and sung every song on the project. Hamilton has been noted to say that some of the biggest influences are among the likes of Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, Babyface, and Peabo Bryson.
Having been born into a musically inclined family, Hamilton recalls that there was never a moment where music was not part of daily life growing up in Texas. “Whether leading songs for Sunday church service, rehearsing on Monday nights, playing lead roles in various school musical productions, or competing in high school state competitions, “it (music) was a critical element in my development as a person.” Hamilton credits his parents for providing a supportive atmosphere to nurture his gift, and has stated that music has always been his first true love.