Hailing from Atlanta, GA, garage rocker Rod Hamdallah has been tearing up the southeast music scene since he was old enough to have his first drink. By age 16, Rod was soaking up garage rock and southern delta blues and mastering it technically at a relentless pace. Subsequently influenced by early soul as well, Hamdallah took his music to yet another level; and by age 17 he was sharing the stage with influences such as blues prodigy Sean Costello, Jack White mentor Dexter Romweber and many, many more.
The elements in Rod’s original musical are rooted in blues, garage and early soul. Dark storytelling and American roots music play a big part in his songwriting as well. He creates a sound that can be likened to such artists as Flat Duo Jets, Captain Beefheart and the Black Keys.
Think About It, Hamdallah’s debut EP, was released May 1st, 2014. It is a wailing garage-rock stomper with bluesy, lo-fi vocals all throughout its five tracks. The single «Think About It» will keep your head bobbing with its dirty guitar and punk rock attitude, all while his soulful vocals thread throughout. «Carry You Home» features Colonel J.D. Wilkes, of the Legendary Shack Shakers, a band Rod has toured with worldwide. Wilkes adds both banjo and an almost-dreamy, Wurlitzer piano to this bluesy western tune.
Crafting a sound from personal experience, dynamic variation and melodic vocals, Rod Hamdallah stands poised to take this show on the road… and around the world! Because, for Rod, hunger is his main hallmark. It is an undeniable quality in his soul.
Meanface Bear Lightnin' - drums, percussion
Adam Holliday - hammond organ, Fender rhodes, wurlitzer organ, accordion