Vito, Tony Leo and 2E ( pronounced 2E) are the trio of North Carolinians known as The Hamiltones. They started as individuals, separately carrying family traditions of making music from the soul. Their love ones watched and cheered on as the young men left their hometowns in search of the bright lights and big stages. Fate would have them all cross paths when a mutual friend introduced them to Grammy winning soul crooner Anthony Hamilton. Hamilton brought the group on as background vocalist, and from there The Hamiltones were born.
Things moved fast and before long the group was traveling the world, dazzling audiences from Africa to Australia. One day during rehearsal a band member recorded The Hamiltones joking around, they were putting an old school spin on a popular rap song. No one thought much of it, but later that day that clip was uploaded to Facebook where it reached nearly a million views in under 24 hours. The Hamiltones continued to create quartet styled renditions of popular songs, one that gained a lot of traction was a spoof of Birdman's visit to The Breakfast Club called "Put Some Respek On It." The clip went viral and helped the group began the transition phase from the background to the forefront.
2018 has been a phenomenal year for The Hamiltones. To begin their "What I'm Feeling " collaboration with Anthony Hamilton secured the groups first Grammy Nomination, and secured Hamilton's eighteenth. The Hamiltones were also featured on PJ Morton's Gumbo project along with BJ The Chicago Kid on a song titled "Alright." That was followed by a collaboration with Johnathan McReynolds on his #1 Billboard Gospel album " Make Room." Then came a feature with pop icon Tory Kelly and Kirk Franklin titled "Help Us To Love." All of this while performing as The Hamiltones, traveling as background vocalist for Anthony Hamilton, and kicking off an international tour with legendary guitarist Ry Cooder.
In 2019 The Hamiltones prepare to release new music, drop new content, and hit the road harder then ever. So if you're into YouTube, love a good harmony, or appreciate live performance, you definitely want to take the time to get to know The Hamiltones!