About Les and Friends

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Our music represents the music of the generation in which we grew up. We were both “classic rock babies” and our music represents that style.

Our main purpose in this endeavor is to share the love of Jesus and the message of salvation in Him. Because this is our driving purpose, the large majority of our music is Contemporary Christian Music, most original but some covers. We do also cover some Classic Rock tunes.

Our secondary purpose is to simply make music that we love. If you like Classic Rock music, we hope that you enjoy our music.

Les and Friends

Sandi and I were married in 2008. We became a musical team in 2014 and began working on our first project. With very little money or equipment to record with, we started the Full Speed Ahead project Full Speed Ahead, essentially a demo EP, was finished in the summer of 2015.  We have since released two full length CDs (Where You Lead/2016 and Nickel/2019) in addition to several singles, a video collection (The Videos/2022) and the launch of our Beauty From Ashes Music YouTube page.

Les Hamlett

Les was inspired to become a songwriter and musician by The Beatles at the tender age of 12. His main instrument is bass guitar but he also plays guitar and dabbles in a number of other instruments. 

Les has played bass or guitar with the DRM Band, the Rich Gaudreau Band, Just Another Jesus Band, Sword, Nazareth (not of Love Hurts fame), the Fishermen Gospel Team and others. Les has been involved in contemporary worship since 1991, serving with the West Congregational Church Praise Band, the Common Ground Praise Band, the Rockingham Church Worship Band, The First Monday Praise Band and others. 

He currently serves with the praise band at First Congregational Church in Kingston NH playing electric guitar. He has written and published over 200 songs.

Sandi Hamlett

Sandi has been singing publicly since she was 5 years old. She has performed in the music and drama disciplines her entire life. Her credits include studio vocalist for Double Edge Music, drama with the Living Presence Experimental Theater, and choir vocalist for Voices Of Distinction and other choral groups.

In addition, Sandi has been a vocalist for the DRM Band, Rich Gaudreau Band, and others. She also served on the worship team at West Congregational Church of Haverhill Ma.

Sandi is current serving on the worship team at First Congregational Church, Newton, NH. Sandi is also a published songwriter.



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