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J. Vito, Tony Lelo, and 2E are a trio of North Carolina natives known as The Hamiltones. The group started as background vocalist for Grammy winning soul singer Anthony Hamilton.
When their behind the scenes clips of quartet-styled cover songs were uploaded to the internet, it caught fire! Since then, The Hamiltones have been featured on The Breakfast Club, Steve Harvey Morning Show, sold out The Apollo, and have been featured on four Grammy nominated albums; including Anthony Hamilton, PJ Morton, Johnathan McReynolds, and Tori Kelly.
Although these accomplishments are impressive, to The Hamiltones, the music is more important than any accolade. Fans waited patiently for the goops debut “Watch The Ton3s”, the project received rave reviews from Sway In The Morning, The Breakfast Club, and a long list of other media appearances. The EP was followed with “Watch The Ton3s – The B Side” on Feb 14th of 2020.
For the following project The Hamiltones decided to take more of a live approach. The trio enlisted the help of industry veterans Jairus Mozee (Raphael Saadiq), Charlie Bereal (Fantasia), and Kelvin Wooten for production. They also produced a few of the records themselves. What the group has created is a new sound with an old vibe, they call it Young Vintage.