Lionel Richie aways pulls in the crowds and this tribute act is no different. Book him! Hamilton Browne is, without doubt, the No1 Lionel Richie Tribute around today.
With Hamilton’s uncanny resemblance to one of the most resilient legends of Motown, Lionel Richie, himself, it prompted the BBC to invite Hamilton to guest alongside Lionel (himself) on the Graham Norton Show in June 2009.
Lionel Richie Tribute – Hamilton Browne
He appeared on the BBC1 The One Show in 2010 and was also recruited by Freud Communications PR Co to do the promotion for a new Walkers Crisp ad featuring Lionel in 2010.
Whilst in such great demand Hamilton travelled the length & breadth of the UK.
Before Hamilton embarked on his Lionel Richie tribute show, he was travelling the world with such icons of soul as: 4 Tops, Percy Sledge, Detroit Emeralds, Oddessy performing his hugely successful Sounds Of Soul Show.
Lionel’s decision to release a second hits compilation within a decade may have had something to do with the fact that sales of the first were overshadowed by a spousal abuse charge; unsurprisingly then, there isn’t too much to distinguish this from the other one. Certain critics have commended Lionel for having spurned the whims of fashion and persisted with sentimental love songs like “Say You Say Me” and “Penny Lover”, whatever the weather, and, listening to the tacky 1980s synths of the more upbeat “Running With The Night”, it’s hard to disagree. Lionel’s obviously at his most comfortable with the power ballad–so much so that he has no idea when to exercise a little restraint. Peter Paphides. (Amazon).