With a passion for creating unique, original music, HamptonAdair loves to
push musical boundaries while supporting and amplifying visuals and narrative.
HamptonAdair has created main title themes and scoring for hit television shows including Inside Jokes (Amazon), Jessie and Bunk’d (Disney), Alaska, the Last Frontier (Discovery), Don’t Trust The B in Apartment 23 (ABC), and cult favorite Greg The Bunny (Fox). Other network favorites include Just Shoot Me (NBC), several of Disney’s most popular shows (Wizards Of Waverley Place, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Suite Life On Deck), Twenty Good Years (NBC/Hulu), Barbershop (Showtime), and Stacked (Fox). Their work has won over 30 BMI and ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards.
Recently, HamptonAdair has been making a name for itself in the world of feature documentaries, scoring the critically acclaimed and award-winning Gilbert (profiling the life of legendary comedian Gilbert Gottfried), and Jonathan Scott's Power Trip, a feature-length exploration of energy independence produced by the ever-popular Property Brothers of HGTV fame. These and other recent long-form releases have expanded the breadth and depth of HamptonAdair’s musical pallette, and have proven a welcome chapter in the ongoing artistic evolution of HamptonAdair.
Steve Hampton, aka “Bone”, has been scoring original music for television and film in Los Angeles for the past 25 years. He partnered with John Adair in 1997 to form Hampton/Adair and the partnership began their theme writing and scoring escapades with NBC’s “Just Shoot Me”. Through the ensuing years Steve has accumulated multiple BMI Film and TV awards in addition to Clio and Addy golds. His scoring projects have paired him with many outstanding artists, from Etta James to Mick Fleetwood, and all the major studios, Showtime, Disney and Comedy Central.
John Adair has been blessed with a joy-filled career as a composer, songwriter, producer, performer and music industry entrepreneur. A Seattle native, he earned a degree in composition from Northwestern University before relocating to Los Angeles in 1989. In 1997, he and partner Steve Hampton formed Hampton/Adair, and began scoring music for television, beginning with the popular (and later syndicated) NBC series Just Shoot Me.
Adair has worked extensively as a writer, producer, and performer in the film, television, advertising and record industries. Along the way, he has been privileged to record with artists as diverse as Randy Newman, Meat Loaf, Little Feat, Johnny Rivers, Thelma Houston, Luther Vandross, Dave Grisman, Madeleine Peyroux, Jewel and Lyle Lovett.
Brad Hamilton, Hampton/Adair’s Executive Producer and Music Editor, is a sports lover (Go Dodgers!), wine collector, Little League coach, and avid camper. Canadian born and California bred, he has been working in the music business for over 20 years. His experience ranges from the record industry to advertising, television, and film and has garnered him hundreds of credits as a music producer, music editor, and music consultant. His vast skill set, musical knowledge, creativity, and reliability have earned him the confidence and respect of those he works with throughout the industry.