Beres Hammond Schedule
For over 40 years, Beres Hammond has been captivating audiences with his soulful ballads,
socially conscious roots reggae, R&B and dance hall brand of music. The veteran Jamaican-born artist saw his biggest successes
during the 1990s with songs like "Tempted to Touch," "Is This a Sign" and "Fire." The singer continues to crank out hits that
light up the charts today.
To experience the music of Beres Hammond live, you can find him at venues like the Howard
Theatre in Washington, D.C.; Toads Place in New Haven, Connecticut; Best Buy Theater in New York, New York; Prudential Hall
at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey; and more! Stay on top of all of Beres Hammond's concerts by getting
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Beres Hammond Background
Born Hugh Beresford
Hammond in the Jamaican parish of St. Mary, Beres Hammond grew up surrounded by the tunes of his father's music collection.
The collection brimmed with the music of popular American R&B and jazz musicians. Hammond was exposed to legacies like
Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. Hammond also loved the island rhythms and Jamaican music of his home country, and
he was inspired by Alton Ellis as well as Ken Boothe, Peter Tosh and the Heptones. In the early '70s, Hammond showcased his
singing in a string of talent competitions. Hammond did well in the contests with one of the competitions leading to his debut
recording of "Wanderer" - an Ellis tune. In 1975, Hammond fronted Zap Pow, which yielded the popular single, "The System."
In the meantime, Hammond was tossing around the idea of pursuing a solo career, recording his first album, Soul Reggae in
1976. Hammond was pressed by his label to choose a track for release but Hammond went another route. He went back into the
studio and recorded a new single, "One Step Ahead." Hammond's decision proved to be the right one because the ballad became
a huge hit in Jamaica as was his sophomore single, "I'm in Love." In 1979, Hammond exited Zap Pow for good to focus solely
on his independent career. He also did some session work while waiting for the money to pour in.Just a Man was his next album
(1980), which was followed by Comin' at You (1981). Hammond carried on with his session work and he also established Tuesday's
Children, a quintet which never made any albums but enjoyed minimal success as a live act. After Let's Make a Song (1984)
arrived, Hammond formed his own record label known as Harmony House to protect his interests. He issued "Groovy Little Thing"
and "What One Dance Can Do," which both evolved into major successes. In fact, "What One Dance Can Do" helped him eclipse
the global music scene and turned out to be his most monumental hit ever. An eponymous album dropped in 1986, generating another
hit, "Settling Down." Hammond left the island in 1987 after he was victimized in his own home during a burglary. He went to
New York, reuniting with Willie Lindo to focus on Have a Nice Weekend. He also collaborated with Maxi Priest on "How Can We
Ease the Pain." Hammond eventually went back to Jamaica and developed Putting Up Resistance (1989). He made his move permanent
in 1990 and inked a deal with Penthouse label. He partnered with Donovan Germain, producer, to craft "Tempting to Touch."
The single fared well in both the U.S. and the U.K., as well as climbing the charts in Jamaica. Throughout the '90s, Hammond
kept a fast pace with his recording schedule. He took a brief hiatus, coming back in 2001 to work on Music Is Life. Love Has
No Boundaries arrived next in 2004. And, in 2008, A Moment in Time dropped, which included the hit track, "Picking Up the
Pieces." One Love, One Life came out in 2012, which was divided into two discs with one covering romance and the other one
centering on social concerns.
Beres Hammond Albums
Beres Hammond's discography is comprised of: Soul Reggae
(1976); Let's Make a Song (1981); Red Light (1983); Beres Hammond (1985); Have A Nice Weekend (1988); A Love Affair (1992);
Full Attention (1993); Sweetness (1993); In Control (1994); Expression (1995); Love from a Distance (1997); A Day in the Life
(1998); Music Is Life (2001); Love Has No Boundaries (2004); Putting Up Resistance (2004); Lifetime Guarantee (2005); A Moment
in Time (2008); Just a Man (2010); and One Love, One Life (2012), which peaked at the top of the Billboard Reggae Albums chart
and earned a Grammy Award nod in early 2014.
Beres Hammond Trivia
Beres Hammond was presented with the
prestigious Order of Jamaica by the Jamaican government. He was honored for his "exceptional and dedicated contribution to
the Jamaican music industry."
Beres Hammond Concert Experience
Today, Beres Hammond carries on, churning
out his catchy reggae beats with the best of the genre. From his musical prowess to his soulful lyrics, Beres Hammond has
a lot to offer his fans. But there's nothing that compares to getting concert tickets and seeing Hammond live. Years of performing
have allowed Beres Hammond to polish his skills and cement his reputation as one of the best live entertainers in all of reggae
music. His concerts are not to be missed by any person passionate about music. Tickets are on sale now to see Beres Hammond
live on stage, so get yours right here through StubHub today!