When one thinks of pioneers in rock music, Beethoven might not be the first name to roll off the tongue. However, as a 12 year old Wyatt Hamilton (Lead Vocals/Guitar) jammed out "Ode to Joy" in his middle school guitar class, he set the course for the i...
When one thinks of pioneers in rock music, Beethoven might not be the first name to roll off the tongue. However, as a 12 year old Wyatt Hamilton (Lead Vocals/Guitar) jammed out "Ode to Joy" in his middle school guitar class, he set the course for the inception of Halftone. Joining up with Andrew Hall (Bass/Vocals), Greg Ballantine (Drums/Vocals) and Zakk Vigneri (Guitar/Vocals), this alternative and punk rock influenced quartet has already made an impact in the Maryland music scene.
While the members of this Glen Burnie based band are influenced by some of the pioneers in punk and alternative music, they were not afraid to step out of their comfort zone to craft a their own sound, featuring thoughtful lyrics and an infectious energy. The band sets out to remain true to themselves, and this honesty has resulted in a uniquely personal connection with their ever-growing fanbase.
Halftone has already played to large crowds at venues such as Rams Head Live, Ottobar and Fish Head Cantina. They also participated in the 16th annual Anne Arundel County High School Battle of the Bands at Maryland Hall.
Their debut EP, "Opting Out", was produced by Jerome Maffeo (Jimmie's Chicken Shack) and singer/songwriter, Eric James (formerly of vs. The Earth) and is available now on iTunes. Their single "Elsewhere" has received radio airplay on WIYY (98 Rock, Baltimore).
"It's refreshing to find a young band that strikes such a perfect balance between showmanship and musicianship and that understands what it means to work hard to build a following", remarks co-producer Eric James.
Poised for the future, the members of Halftone look forward to bringing their unapologetic energy to the masses.