Hamilton Berry

Cellist, Composer, Arranger

5 Reviews (2 Verified)
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Hello! I'm a Brooklyn-based freelancer whose past projects include recordings with Vampire Weekend, arranging for Cults, and performances with Bjork, Fun, and Debbie Harry.

I wrote the string arrangements for Cults' 2013 LP Static.

I've performed live with Bjork, Fun, Vampire Weekend, and Becca Stevens, and on episodes of SNL and The Late Show with David Letterman. I also served as string arranger and cellist for Debbie Harry's 2015 Valentino Gala performance in Alice Tully Hall.

I've scored and tracked cello for several short films, including Elijah Barrett's profile of the photographer Nathaniel Pearce.

In 2009 I received my Master's degree (M.M.) from Juilliard, where I studied with Timothy Eddy.

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AllMusic verified credits for Hamilton Berry
  • Emel
  • Rostam
  • Hamilton Leithauser
  • Rostam
  • Julian Wachner
  • Trinity Youth Chorus
  • Choir of Trinity Wall Street
  • Cults
  • Cults
  • Andy Laster
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Dominick Farinacci
  • Frances
  • Frances
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Crystal Aikin
  • Jared Bartman
  • The Riverbreaks
  • The Riverbreaks
  • Rostam

Reviews (5)

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  1. Review by Steve L.

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

  2. Review by Steve L.

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

  3. Review by Patrick Cannell

    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.

  4. Review by Marc Plotkin

    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.

  5. Review by Jordan Perlson

    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!

Previews: "Water Moc" / "Time" / "At Dawn"

I was the Composer, Arranger, Cellist, Singer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • AT2020 mic
  • Apollo Twin Duo
  • Logic X
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