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He is predicting a few tears when for the last time he closes the door on It Might Get Loud Music Co.
"It’s a bit of a sad thing ... but I can’t spread myself too thin and that’s what I think I’ve been doing."
When Mr Hamilton bought the store in 2015, from Strawberry Sound Hire, it was a "hole-in-the-wall" business, operating part-time.
Nowadays it had been open full-time and stocked nearly everything that "makes a noise" — from ukuleles and guitars to drum kits and egg shakers.
The store had been for sale for a few months but when nobody bought it, Mr Hamilton decided he needed to "put a stake in the ground and go ‘Right, I need to do this now’."
"I’m pretty gutted, to be honest, because I’ve built it up from nothing ... it’s going to be quite hard when I close the door," Mr Hamilton said.
But he is excited for what the future holds.
"I can focus on my solo music, Ham Solo, spending time with the family — getting that balance back."
He will also continue his busy gigging with family band The Hamiltones along with his father, Ivan Hamilton, and sister, Stacey McDonald.
• The shop’s closing-down sale started yesterday at the Gorge Road Retail Centre.
- Mandy Cooper