Lamont Van Hook's Biography  
Lamont Van Hook...singer, songwriter, musician...Artist. As a young child, Lamont was constantly surrounded by music and musicians who would play a great role in shaping his unique musical style.

A San Francisco Bay Area Native, Lamont began appearing professionally at age 14 as a drummer in a local R&B/Top 40 band. His recording debut came at about the same time, but in the gospel music genre. Lamont continued his musical efforts in the Bay Area until being accepted into Howard University in Washington, D.C., where his talents were further developed.

Lamont recorded two albums with the Howard University Jazz Ensemble which featured two of his original compositions, one of which was nominated for a national young composers award. Other achievements during his tenure at Howard University include performances at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with Patti LaBelle, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder among others and being selected as Student of the Year (Jazz Studies) during his Junior year of matriculation. After graduating from Howard University, Lamont eventually settled in Los Angeles where he continues to develop his musical skills.

Lamont toured with Rod Stewart for nearly eight years in addition to performing, touring and recording with Sting, Phil Collins, Diana Ross and Kenny Loggins among others. He has now decided to follow his passion and commit to his solo career.

 


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