Vicky Hamilton is a music industry maven, and Grammy award winning executive and personal manager.
Vicky has been featured in VH-1s Behind the Music and
Driven, The BBC, The Biography Channel on Guns N Roses, Brett
Michaels, and Motley Crüe. Considered one of the most successful music
executives in the industry, Vicky has discovered, developed or managed the
careers of Guns N Roses, Motley Crue, Poison, Faster Pussycat and many
In 1988, David Geffen hired her as A&R executive at Geffen Records,
where she stayed until 1992. She has also worked with famed manager Elliot
Roberts at Lookout Management/ Vapor Records, before moving to Capitol
Records as A&R consultant with longtime friend Gary Gersh.
At the House of Blues after watching Johnny Cash perform, Rick Rubin
(Def Jam,American, Columbia Records) suggested she make a record with
June Carter Cash. Hamilton shopped June's demos around to all the
major labels but there was a reluctance to sign this country legend.
This is when Vicky started her own label, Small Hairy Dog, and gave
June a label to call home. Her album, Press On, was released in 1999
and earned a Grammy Award in 2000.
Currently (2018), Vicky owns and operates Aesthetic V management and
productions, which represents and develops bands, artist and special
In 2015, Ms. Hamilton released her autobiography, Appetite For Dysfunction,
to high critical acclaim and public accolades.
Dark Spark Music is Vicky’s sophomore record label, in 2000 her first label Small Hairy Dog
released June Carter- Cash’s, Press On, winning a Grammy for Best Traditional record.
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