Film composer, guitarist and music producer, Page Hamilton’s most distinctive sonic qualities are rooted in his untraditional beginnings. The guitarist, front man and songwriter co-founded pioneering alternative metal band Helmet, whose album Meantime earned a Grammy nomination, went Gold, and has been described as both “a cult classic” and a “blueprint of how hard rock should be done.”
In addition to writing and recording multiple albums, Hamilton has led Helmet to play hundreds of shows including co-headlining the 2006 Warped Tour. Hamilton later played lead guitar for David Bowie and his band, and was able to transfer his unique abilities to the guitar-based score for the hit crime film Heat (Al Pacino, Robert De Niro). Many consider the film’s score the catalyst for guitar-centric film scores to follow. Hamilton also played guitar on numerous other major Hollywood movie scores including Catwoman, S.W.A.T., Titus, Saw, The Good Thief, Across the Universe and Collateral – among others. More recently, Hamilton applied his talent to composing the original scores for the films Skyhook and The Phoenix Rises, and he is currently composing the score for Sons of Liberty.
In addition to the technically complex and emotionally driven music of Helmet, Hamilton also holds degrees in Classical and Jazz performance from the Manhattan School of Music and University of Oregon, and has studied orchestration at USC. This synergy of 20 years worth of experience and diverse influences creates an eclectic and unified sonic character that is Page Hamilton.
For more information regarding Page Hamilton as a film composer, songwriter and producer, please contact Page's management:
Jerimaya Grabher at Global Positioning Services
For all Helmet inquiries:
David Whitehead at Maine Road Management