HamptonAdair began its scoring journey in the mid 90’s with the hit show Just Shoot Me (NBC). With a passion for creating unique and original music paired seamlessly to picture, HamptonAdair brings a love for pushing musical boundaries while staying relevant to the goals at hand. Adept in many musical styles, HamptonAdair has won over 30 BMI and ASCAP Film and Television awards for their work on series such as Just Shoot Me, Jessie (Disney), Last Comic Standing (NBC), Eight Simple Rules (ABC) and Greg The Bunny (Fox). HamptonAdair is also known for its main title themes, having produced title songs for several of Disney’s most popular shows, such as Wizards Of Waverly Place, The Suite Life, Suite Life On Deck, and recent favorites Don’t Trust The B in Apartment 23 (ABC) and Alaska, The Last Frontier (Discovery Channel).
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.
Hampton’s music roots began via a cheap Del Rey sunburst electric guitar at the age of 12 and now he frequently can be seen musing in the “guitar forest” of his studio. In the summer he shuttles between his studios in LA and the San Juan Islands of Washington state, while in winter he can be caught dodging CHP on highway 395 heading up to Mammoth.
Steve and his wife, Jamie, live in Agoura Hills, along with a new golden retriever pup
named Gracie. Their three kids are also pursuing the music biz in LA and Boston.
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.
In addition to his work in film and television, Adair has created music for several national television commercials, including such brands as GE, Lexus, Michelob, Canon, E-trade, AT&T, Dodge, and Verizon. His advertising credits include the winner of a Cannes Gold Lion, and the ubiquitous “Hit It” tag for Dodge RAM. Adair’s television work has received several ASCAP awards, and the films he has scored have been the recipients of both festival commendations and industry press awards.
John currently resides in Ojai, CA with his lovely wife, two extraordinarily lazy dogs, and five highly industrious chickens.
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.
Brad lives with his wife and kids in Thousand Oaks, CA, but they’re often spotted on the open road, heading anywhere that the water is blue, the sand is soft, the mountains are tall, and there are trails to blaze.