[FORT LAUDERDALE] – The Jamaican reggae famous person and undisputed king of lovers rock, Beres Hammond, brings his “Strong Love 2022” tour to the Au-Rene Theater on the Broward Middle for the Performing Arts for 2 exhibits on Friday and Saturday, September 2 and three at 7:30 p.m.
Well-known for his soulful vibe and smoky-sweet, bourbon-on-the-rocks vocals, this GRAMMY® Award–nominated singer-songwriter is named the “Otis Redding of Reggae” with successful listing that features “Tempted to Contact,” “I Really feel Good,” “Placing Up Resistance,” “Rockaway” and “No Disturb Signal.”
Born Hugh Beresford Hammond in Annotto Bay within the Jamaican province of St. Mary, Hammond grew up listening to his father’s assortment of American R&B. His influences embody performers Alton Ellis, Peter Tosh, the Heptones and Ken Boothe in addition to the musical types of jazz, ska, rocksteady and American rhythm and blues. He was awarded the Order of Jamaica for his contribution to the nation’s music business.
Rolling Stone Journal reported, “A specialist in intimate love songs typically advised from the point of view of the blue-collar, ‘frequent man,’ Hammond has been described as his nation’s Marvin Gaye, and likewise its Springsteen.”
Tickets are $39-$149 with $134 Spirit Membership Stage seats.