Frontman Page Hamilton Hosting Inaugural ‘Helmet Band Camp’ in 2014
Helmet frontman Page Hamilton will get up close and personal with his fans during the first-ever Helmet Band Camp in 2014.
According to the announcement, the 2014 Helmet Band Camp will take place in Big Indian, N.Y with the Music Masters Camps at the Full Moon Resort during the month of August.
Some of the topics explored during the Helmet Band Camp include Collaborative Song Writing, Writing for Films, Producing Music, Playing in the Band and the Exploration of Musical Genres. Hamilton’s Helmet bandmates will also be participating in the camp. For full pricing and scheduling details for the Helmet Band Camp, check here.
Hamilton states in a posting:
Dear Helmet Faithful,
It’s been 25 years since I took out an ad in the Village Voice, formed Helmet & wrote my first Helmet song. I’m really excited to announce that in August of 2014 we will host the first ever Helmet Band Camp in Big Indian, NY with Music Masters Camps at Full Moon Resort!
I’ve really enjoyed conducting music/guitar master classes around the world from Tokyo to Brisbane, Los Angeles to Anchorage, Cleveland to Canberra but this camp will provide a unique opportunity for you to play with Helmet and get into how we write and arrange our songs.
We’ll have large seminars as well as small group classes for guitarists, singers, bass players & drummers to explore the Helmet chord vocabulary, learn about how we approach rhythm & grooves and develop musical ideas, i.e. writing and arranging your own music.
We’ll get into Helmet music theory 101 as I share my approach to playing solos & creating soundscapes for songs as well as the many movies I’ve played on.
Thank you for a great 25 years, I hope you can make it!
- Page Hamilton
Helmet broke through in the early 1990s with the hits ‘Unsung’ and ‘In the Meantime.’ They’ve had numerous lineup changes since then, but Hamilton has remained the one constant in the band.