Hamilton set for Tallahassee concert

Dim the lights down low.

Sit in a cozy seat so that you can enjoy the intimate, cool vibes.

And finally get ready to be serenaded with emotional songs and the soulful voice of a Neo Soul crooner.

On Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m., Anthony Hamilton will perform at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center along with Dawn Angelic.

“Angelic is an R&B singer that is soulful and reminiscent of Aaliyah,” said Juan Hall, CEO of J-Style Productions.

Angelic has recently released her first self-titled album.

Hamilton, currently on tour with Angie Stone, has been featured on tracks with the Nappy Roots and most recently Jadakiss, released his first album titled “Coming From Where I’m From” on Sept. 23, 2003.

Dana Clarke, a member of J-Style Productions, has been vigorously helping to promote the concert, which has been dubbed “Ladies Night Out.”

“For me it’s all about good music,” Clarke said.

Hall said when the opportunity presented itself to promote concert dates for Anthony Hamilton, he had good reasons to book a show in Tallahassee.

“I have promoted shows in Tallahassee so anytime I get the opportunity to work with a good artist that sings good music, I try to include show dates in Tallahassee.” Hall said.

Aeleise Harris, 20, a fine arts student from Chicago, said she is really looking forward to seeing Hamilton perform live.

“I am glad to see a nationally recognized artist that has a great album and sings good music finally performing in Tallahassee,” Harris said.

Harris also said that she is anticipating a great show.

“I am looking forward to a nice, intimate atmosphere,” she said.

Demi Leonard, 21, a psychology student from Tampa, has been a fan of Hamilton since the release of his album.

“I like his style, his music and the way he carries himself,” she said.

Hamilton’s appeal not only comes from his ruggedly smooth voice, but also because his appears to be more inviting and less intimidating.

“I like the way he dresses; it’s really regular, and you don’t see any of the bling-bling or fancy suits. Jeans, t-shirt, shoes and a hat, his demeanor allures you to him. He’s just a regular Joe,” Leonard said.

Although the tour is called “Ladies Night Out,” some men are anticipating the show as well.

“I can’t wait to see Anthony Hamilton perform. His music has content, and when you hear him sing with the all that passion in his voice, you just want to stand up and shout for an encore,” said Michael Pratt, 24, a civil engineering student from Nassau, Bahamas.

Hall said the concert is open to the community. “It’s all about bringing good music to Tallahassee,” Hall said.

After the concert, fans will have a chance to meet Hamilton at the Plaza, which is located in downtown Tallahassee.

“This is a chance for the fans to get that opportunity to meet Anthony Hamilton, get autographs or just to say ‘I love you Anthony,'” Clark said.

Tickets for the concert are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the show.

For more information, call (850) 222-0400.

Contact Julian Thompson at jay_e_thompson@hotmail.com