Christopher Hamilton is a London based singer and pianist. He was born in Cardiff, Wales and began playing the piano at the age of four. After a classical training he won several national competitions and a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, London. At the age of fifteen he was awarded a Performer's Diploma (Licentiate of the Trinity College of London) and was the Blue Ribband winner of the National Eisteddfod in 1990. He was also awarded a Distinction at Grade VIII on bassoon.

Christopher read Law at New College, Oxford University. During his time there he was awarded the Instrumental scholarship and gave many recitals. He developed a passion for singing and theatre which he continued to pursue in his spare time while working as a lawyer in the City. When he was seconded to New York and found himself moonlighting in the piano bars of Manhattan, he decided to concentrate fully on performing and studied a musical theatre course at Guildford School of Acting. Since graduating in 2001, Christopher has appeared in several shows including The Yeoman of the Guard at the Royal Opera House, a play about Noël Coward called Laughing When I Choose which was specially written for him, Not About Heroes at the Imperial War Museum and he also appeared in Ten Cents a Dance at the Watermill Theatre and then at the Cardiff International Music Festival. Christopher was musical director of Newsrevue, a comedy show and hosted and performed in a charity night at the Soho Revue Bar.

Christopher has combined his two great loves, singing and playing the piano and has performed in cabaret all over the world from Bangkok to Tel Aviv and was flown to Melbourne, Australia, to perform at a private party. In London, he has performed solo shows at Jermyn Street Theatre, the Theatre Museum, Lauderdale House, the Bush Hall, The Actor's Church, Covent Garden and The Pheasantry. He has won praise from all the major newspapers, the Telegraph describing him as an "ace pianist". Christopher has also performed at venues such as The Savoy, the Royal Festival Hall, London, St David's Hall, Cardiff, Blenheim Palace, Hopetoun House, Scotland, Galgorm Manor, Northern Ireland, Phyllis Court Club, Henley on Thames, Home House, the St. James Cavalier Theatre, Malta and the House of Commons for Betty Boothroyd's retirement party.

In 2007 Christopher was invited to perform his one man show at the well loved cabaret venue Don't Tell Mama in New York and his six performances garnered rave reviews. Critics described him as "the real deal" and "a total showman". Cabaret and theatre veteran Julie Wilson called him a "triple threat" while New York cabaret legend Steve Ross described him as a "wizard on the keys". Christopher also performs as headliner on all the luxury cruise liners and is an extremely versatile performer. Model and actress Twiggy commented after one of his shows: "I haven't heard the piano played like that in years".

Christopher's repertoire is vast and includes Classical piano, British wits Noël Coward and Flanders & Swann, American classics such as Cole Porter and his own compositions all delivered with an easy charm and sophistication.

You can watch Christopher perform and hear recordings of his live performances on the Video and Audio page.