Holywell harmonica man doesn't tune in for show exit


Robert Doman

A BEAT-BOXING harmonica player said he will continue to play the blues despite getting voted out of Britain’s Got Talent.

Cain Hamilton, 30, had impressed hard-nosed judge and music mogul Simon Cowell with his performances in earlier auditions of the ITV talent show.

But the eccentric act failed to make it into the final 45 named in the semi-final line-up.

Not that he knew as Cain, of Holywell, was out drinking with friends and missed the announcement of the successful semi-final acts on Sunday night.

“I went out for a few beers and totally forgot it was on,” Cain said.

“The first thing I knew about not getting through was when I woke up the next day and saw text messages from friends. It took me by shock a bit as Simon Cowell said he loved it when he first saw me perform."

Cain, who only auditioned for the show after a suggestion from fiancee Charlotte Price, perfected his blues harmonica and beat-boxing skills while enduring three months of recuperation for a back injury following a fall in 2010.

He brought his own distinctive look to the show with his own handmade top hat, which he hoped would rival that synonymous with rock guitarist Slash.

He has since turned down an offer of £300 to sell the headpiece.

But Cain, a former plasterer who now customises harmonicas for a living, vowed to return to the Britain’s Got Talent stage next year, complete with a vocalist and guitarist of his own to accompany him as he bids to go at least one step further in 2015.

“I’ll definitely go back next year,” said Cain, who lives with Charlotte, 21, and their three-year-old daughter Grace, on Moor Lane.

“If I had got through I would have performed the semi-finals with a vocalist and a guitarist, but I will save that for the next one now.

“I’ve had loads of support from people since being on the show and being featured in the Leader.

“I didn’t do it for any fame, I just wanted recognition as a performer and to let people know I am here.

“The whole experience has been brilliant.”

Cain said he has been contacted a number of times regarding his availability for events since first appearing on Britain’s Got Talent.

After his exit from the show, he is tipping violinist ‘Lettuce’ to go all the way in the competition and win the £250,000 prize and a spot at this year’s Royal Variety Performance.

“She is an awesome violinist and I want her to win it,” he said.

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