It has been said of Bobby Brooks Hamilton, "To take music from him, is to expel his soul from his earthly frame, for it is a vital function for this song and dance performer". Imagine not knowing your parents and being brought up in the Foster Home system dreaming big?well, this is what happened to Bobby Brooks Hamilton. When he found out he might be the son of the famous soul singer, Mr. Excitement, Jackie Wilson, Bobby?s life started to make sense. He looks, sings and moves like his famous Father and is publicly known as Jackie?s son. His half-brother Thor Wilson in Florida has acknowledged him as such and when you see his performance, there is no doubt in your mind!
Watching this dynamic entertainer is sheer delight, as Bobby energizes every moment on stage. His creativity and high-energy performance is magnificent as he glides easily through his five-octave range in an outstanding tribute to Stevie Wonder. From "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" to Superstitious," Bobby presents a happy homage to the man who made "I Just Called to Say, I Love You" and other rock and roll songs famous. Although a native of South Carolina, Brooks considers Hawaii (where he worked with Waikiki's most foremost 1950's act "The Love Notes") home. He also toured with his own one-man show internationally, most recently in Australia, where he met soulful Michael Bolton. Bolton was equally impressed with Bobby, saying, "You look like Jackie Wilson and soul like Wilson Pickett."
A virtuoso musician and singer, Bobby plays both guitar and piano. He studied at Media Production and Electronic Systems at Midland Technical College, U.S.C. and US Naval Technical Training Centers before he began his career as a performer. Bobby is a recognized songwriter whose original songs are used by Columbia Records to promote new artists.
Brooks was first spotted in a Doo-Wop show and asked to perform impersonator Jackie Wilson. Having mastered the intricacies of Wilson's personality, Bobby was encouraged by friend and Las Vegas Legend, Paul Revere of "Paul Revere and the Raiders," to portray Stevie Wonder. Since then, Bobby has played to rave reviews throughout the country and around the world. Most recently, he returned from a stint at Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan performing in the Legends In Concert show.
Audiences and critics alike applaud Bobby's talent and showmanship. "You can be assured whatever I set out to do, I put God first, and go for it. The end result is an open heart of flowing love and light revealed as an Soulful Entertainer"