Beres Hammond Reggae Rocksteady Roots
Beres Hammond is a huge reggae rock steady roots artist. Hugh Beresford Hammond was the ninth of ten children born in St Mary Jamaica in 1955. Beres was a precocious child. He made regular trips to Kingston to mingle with the singers who frequented the downtown record shops. Beres Hammond has brought many smiles and special moments to his fans, moments that have changed their lives, and perhaps their perception of contemporary Jamaican music, forever. His latest release, the aptly titled “A Moment In Time” is estimated by Beres to be his 25th album. “A Moment In Time” offers organically crafted rhythms, created by Jamaica’s finest musicians, ranging from sultry Rythmn and Blues to rousing gospel accents, avant-garde jazz to mesmerizing roots reggae. Beres is not sure how he has maintained his lyrical freshness, vocal excellence and sonic inspiration over the past thirty-five years, but he is not questioning it, either.