Rick Hamel is one of the most sought after acoustic guitarists in MA and RI, playing over 200 gigs a year. Rick has been involved in music his entire life. He learned to play the guitar at a young age. As a teenager he won various awards and was offered scholarships to many music schools including Berkley College of Music. He has played with several bands as both a guitarist and lead singer. He plays and sings at restaurants and corporate and private events and is equally comfortable playing soft background music for a brunch or cocktail hour as he is playing to a late night crowd with a packed dance floor. He is often called a “one man band” by listeners because of his ability to create tasteful loops and perform vocal harmonies while singing. He is equally as talented as a guitarist as he is a vocalist. With hundreds of songs in his repertoire and several decades of experience he can keep any audience happy by playing their requests or reading the crowd and playing songs everyone likes.
Rick lives in Shrewsbury, MA and enjoys entertaining crowds at local bars and restaurants in Massachusetts and Rhode Island with his unique arrangements of popular hits from all eras and genres of music.