Nathan Fleet returns to the stage after 17 years

Hamilton-born filmmaker / composer Nathan Fleet returns to the music stage after 17 years to promote his upcoming CD Love Hate City.

Backed by a full rock band, Fleet will be debuting several tracks off his new album during this special presentation at The Zoetic Theatre, on Saturday November 4th.

The show will feature several tracks off his Love Hate City album and officially kicks-off the 12th Annual Hamilton Film Festival.

“I’ve been working on this music for 10 years now, it’s been 23 years since my last release, and 17 years since I have played with my own band. The theme of the film festival this year is music, so I knew it was finally time,” said Fleet

The album was recorded and mixed in Ancaster at Blue Pick Media and was mastered in Los Angeles by John Rodd, a Guelph native, who has mixed and mastered some big Hollywood productions.

Love Hate City has 12 tracks and several are about Hamilton. The title track “Love Hate City” doesn’t mention Hamilton specifically but it definitely IS about the city, and it rocks! “The Staircase” is a thoughtful blues tune about the closure of the Staircase Theatre back in 2006, “Death To Me” is a haunting track that re-tells Fleet’s true experience about a strange find on the Hamilton escarpment in the 90s, and “Turn It On” was a track recorded for the 2015 Juno contest of the same name. The track didn’t make the top 25 but Nathan really wanted it to be heard. “I didn’t touch a thing, except I had it professionally mastered. It’s a song that defines my Hamilton.”

Tickets are already selling well and it is anticipated that dozens of filmmakers, from all over the world, will be heading into the city to celebrate this kick-off event. The evening will include some short films before the concert and after the show, the party continues at The Lounge at Casbah for Risky Business 80s Night.

Concert tickets are $12 and can be purchased at or

Doors open at 7pm. Concert starts at 8pm. The Zoetic is a 300-seat venue at 526 Concession St.

Once manufactured, Love Hate City will be available on his website in CD and digital download format.