Hamilton Berry

Cellist, String Arranger

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19 Reviews (16 Verified)
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Hi! I'm cellist with the Grammy-nominated PUBLIQuartet. My credits include albums by Vampire Weekend, Bjork, Rostam, RAC, and Becca Stevens. I've arranged strings for Debbie Harry (Blondie) and have performed on the stages of SNL, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan, Governor's Ball, and Carnegie Hall.

I'm comfortable playing in a wide array of styles, and enjoy improvising and writing string arrangements.

Recent projects here on Soundbetter have included everything from soundtrack work to multi-track cello arrangements for singer-songwriters.

My goal is to tailor my style and sound to your needs for a given project, whatever those may be!

I received my Master's degree from Juilliard, where I studied with Timothy Eddy.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Hamilton Berry
  • Founders
  • Founders
  • Rostam
  • Hamilton Berry
  • Anna Elashvili
  • Vicky Chow
  • Arthur Moeller
  • Margaret Dyer Harris
  • Emel
  • Rostam
  • Hamilton Leithauser
  • Rostam
  • Julian Wachner
  • Trinity Youth Chorus
  • Choir of Trinity Wall Street
  • Crystal Aikin
  • Cults
  • Cults
  • Andy Laster
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Dominick Farinacci
  • Frances
  • Frances
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Rostam
  • Saint Adeline
  • Nick Revel
  • Jared Bartman
  • Saint Adeline
  • The Riverbreaks
  • The Riverbreaks
  • Rostam
  • Saint Adeline

19 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Alexxsjohnson
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    Amazing interpretation for the acoustic version of my song

  2. Review by tv-baby
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    Talented and a pleasure to work with.

  3. Review by Xeuphoria
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    Had to come back for more strings from Hamilton, so emotive, high quality, and obviously a brilliant string player - his performance really brought the piece to life. Don't hesitate to contact Hamilton if you want incredible sounding strings! Thanks once again!

  4. Review by Xeuphoria
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    Hamilton was amazing, taking the brief and the song and making really beautiful additions to the tracks. Recording quality is top notch, and delivered on time too. Would definitely ask Hamilton for strings again in the future.

  5. Review by George o.
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    Incredible work. Really captured what I was looking for. Will deff work with again!

  6. Review by Grant B.
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    He does it again! Reliable and solid. Knows how to play exactly what the song needs.

  7. Review by Daniel Z.
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    Great work! Good communication and delivery on time. I can definitely recommend him.

  8. Review by Grant B.
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    Hamilton brought my vision to life! Will be back for more.

  9. Review by Tessa B.
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    I was beyond thrilled when I received a string arrangement from Hamilton perfectly tailored to suit a soft acoustic song. Each layer was rich with various tones and textures that fold into each other and build to bring the song to a whole new plane.

  10. Review by Chris K.
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    Hamilton created excellent cello tracks for my song. They were spot on in that they have exactly the right feel and were played with precision. It was just what I was looking for. I'd highly recommend him!

  11. Review by Steve L.
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    absolutely excellent player. Amazing musician. Highly recommended :)

  12. Review by Joseph G.
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    It was a pleasure to work with Hamilton. His recordings had very emotive and deep tones which is exactly what I was looking for. He's very obliging and easy to work with. Would highly recommend!

  13. Review by Guillermo H.
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    Hamilton was such a pleasure to work with. He's super professional & I was able to convey my ideas to him w/o any problems at all. The cello tracks are recorded perfectly and the end result sounds beautiful!! I'll definitely be working with him again.

  14. Review by Henry Baker
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    Incredible cello player and a pleasure to work with. If you’re looking for someone special to record or help compose, this is your guy. Efficient, creative, and highly talented.

  15. Review by Steve L.
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    Hamilton is a master. I was after a particular tone in the playing and he totally nailed it. :)

  16. Review by Steve L.
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    A truly gifted player, he's great to work with, a total pro, couldn't recommend him highly enough. :)

  17. Review by Patrick Cannell
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    Simply put, Hamilton is the man. He has contributed his elegant and surgical magic to numerous commercial scores of mine and live performances. Being a composer & producer, it's a treat for me to have such a reliable, punctual, enthusiastic and extremely talented friend to call upon when in need of cello. Hamilton is the epitome of a professional.

  18. Review by Marc Plotkin
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    Hamilton is one of my favorite musicians. Every context in which he plays gets hugely elevated due to the quality and taste he brings. He's also a wonderful personality to have in the studio or on stage with you. When I need cello I don't even bother with anyone other than Hamilton.

  19. Review by Jordan Perlson
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    As a drummer, strong rhythm and groove are important to me. Particularly in low-end instruments. Hamilton grooves *really* hard. The part is always right, but it's also always GREAT. Get after him!

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