Luckystickz celebrates his new release November 28 at Lula Lounge (Toronto ON) before ringing in the new year December 31 at the Hamilton Convention Centre (Hamilton ON). STEEL PAN SAVANT & MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER LUCKYSTICKZ SETS FORTH ON EVERY DAY BATTLE — AVAILABLE NOW!
Percussionists are born with a passion and rhythm so key to their being, and Canadian singer, songwriter, steel pan aficionado, and motivational speaker Luckystickz is absolutely no exception to this rule.
Dejehan Hamilton as Luckystickz is an awesome interview; between his experience at Boston’s alumni-heavyweight Berklee College of Music as the very first Canadian steel pan graduate there on scholarship, to his motivational speeches inspiring youth to elevate their mindsets for success and leadership, he’s not short on storytelling opportunities.
His new EP — Every Day Battle, available now — is a five-track soundtrip, spanning the sense of falling in love all the way to wrangling the heartbreak of social injustices.
The video for Every Day Battle’s first single — “Magic” — with 30,000 + views
Coming up, Luckystickz celebrates his new release November 28 at Lula Lounge (Toronto ON) before ringing in the new year December 31 at the Hamilton Convention Centre (Hamilton ON).
STEEL PAN SAVANT & MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER LUCKYSTICKZ
SETS FORTH ON EVERY DAY BATTLE — AVAILABLE NOW!
Music is at the very root of life and passion for Canadian singer, songwriter, steel pan percussionist, and motivational speaker Dejehan Hamilton — Luckystickz — and nowhere is this more apparent than in his new EP release, Every Day Battle — available now!
At the age of eight, a young Dejehan Hamilton received his first drumset after years of using any surface he could to tap out a beat. From there, he continued to master his musical craft, playing in his local church and being introduced to the magic sound that is steel pan through the Hamilton Youth Steel Orchestra.
When you find the place where you belong, there’s no stopping you, and such was the case for Dejehan and the HYSO. It was here, he was provided the space to drum endlessly and flourish, setting the stage to become the remarkably talented and classically trained steel pan player and drummer he is today.
Not one to box in his passions, Dejehan Hamilton also contributes the community through his dynamic motivational speaking appearances, most notably to local youth. As the founder of The Tune In Foundation, Dejehan connects with audiences and incites inspiration, drawing on his history of growing from an impoverished environment to being the very first Canadian steel pan graduate on scholarship, receiving a Bachelor of Music from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.
“I like to share with students that they are not a product of their environment,” shares Dejehan, “they are a product of a mindset!” His motivational work has been featured on CHCH, CBC, Cable 14, in the Hamilton Spectator, and more. In empowering his audiences to become strong leaders of the future, Dejehan instills self confidence and positivity through his interactive and musically complemented speeches.
For Dejehan, his own mindset and passions always swing back to music. Luckystickz’ craft has taken him all around the world, providing him performances in Canada, the United States, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Singapore, Jamaica, Barbados, and the Cayman Islands, as well as on stage with legends such as Harry Belafonte, Brian McKnight and TLC’s Chili.
It’s with this gathering of talent and skill as a vocalist, songwriter, steel pan percussionist and drummer, that he presents his new EP, Every Day Battle — available now.