John has had many years experience in the music business and has written dozens of hit songs and been in bands like: The Ivy League, Carter Lewis and Southerners, Flowerpot Men, Kincade and The First Class.
Salomao also had experience playing classical music in orchestras and gospel bands in Brazil, his native country, and plays guitar, bass, French horn and etc.
As writers, they wanted to try something a bit different so hit on the idea of writing together in English and Portuguese. The first album "A Friend In Need" is a result of this collaboration and they have now released their second album "Coming Home" which is available on all digital platforms.
When John and Sal were thinking about names for the band, they came up with the idea of combining the first part Salomao's surname of Hamzem and the last part of Carter making "HAMZTER". That's why the hamster has become their mascot.
John Carter and Salomao Hamzter are two halves of the whole that is Hamzter. A British pop duo who tosses in a Latin flavor with a combination of English and Portuguese lyrics based on their acoustic charm. A charm that can be found not only on their 2017 album, Coming Home but also on their newly released album in 2018 entitled Time Will Tell .