The Rock&Roll Diner is the latest creation of Musician/Chef Charlie Hamill, of Roanoke, Virginia. The Diner features bold southern and southwestern flavors, striving to make the ordinary extraordinary, while offering up creative Chef Specials in harmony with the current food truck explosion. The Rock&Roll Diner was founded on the principals of classic cuisine training fused with modern tastes and local flair.
Charlie Hamill is a veteran guitarist/singer/songwriter hailing from Roanoke, Virginia. Starting out in Roanoke at the legendary Iroquois Club with his band Full Tilt during the late 80s, Hamill began his journey as a musician and record producer, living in Charlotte, Orlando and Austin, Texas, and then returning to Roanoke in the late 90s. It was in Austin that he began to split time between his six string and a sauté pan, working long days the now famous Magnolia Café on South Congress. Hamill would then transition, like many of his peers, into show mode at night with his bands Romeo Delight and the Charlie Hamill Group on 6th Street and all over Austin.
After returning to his hometown of Roanoke in ‘97, Hamill continued his music career in the form of performing and recording his music as well as hundreds of other local and regional bands in his studio, Dynamic Sound. In addition to doing some Chef work at local favorite Montano’s International Gourmet, Hamill also worked on air at 96.3 WROV FM. His mainstay, however, would be as a co-founder and Executive Director a non-profit music program for youth called the Downtown Music Lab. After 9 years at the Music Lab, Hamill retired from the non-profit world in 2008 and decided to take his culinary hobby up a notch by enrolling in Culinary School at Virginia Western. While in school Hamill formed Rock&Roll Catering and did some Chef work at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill. Upon graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2012, Hamill shelved his plans to open a brick and mortar restaurant and decided to hop on the food truck caravan. Still rockin’, still cookin’……
Check out his music at www.CharlieHamillGroup.com