Musical legends Frankie Paul and John Holt join Beres Hammond on stage at the 12th Annual JAMROCK Reggae Fest! Frankie “Dancehall” Paul, the father of Rock Steady John Holt along with the originator of “Lover’s Rock” Beres Hammond all on one stage! This classic line up is a guaranteed crowd to be a phenomenal performance at the Westchester County Center in White Plains NY, on Saturday July 18, 2009. Tickets are available exclusively through Reggaefest.com with advance ticket prices starting at just $39.99!
Frankie Paul is often referred to as Jamaica’s Stevie Wonder, and not just because of his visual impairment; like Wonder, he was a talented multi-instrumentalist with a tremendous vocal range. He was also extraordinarily prolific; part of the first wave of dancehall artists, he started his recording career in earnest during the early ’80s, and has since flooded the market with product, releasing countless singles and well over 30 albums. Fans can look forward to hits like Tidal Wave, Sara and Slow Down.
John Holt has delivered timeless reggae classics like Police in Helicopter, Stick by Me, and Ali Baba. The former lead singer of the Parogons still stands head and shoulders above the rest as one of Jamaica’s sweetest singers and enduring songwriters. He has voiced and penned so many of the country’s classics that in a way, Holt has defined the island’s sound.
Known to many as the “Otis Redding of Reggae”, Beres Hammond has been writing, producing and pouring out his smoky-sweet voice over soulful reggae riddims for over three decades. From his early days as the lead singer of the ’70s funk-reggae infused band Zap Pow, Beres has consistently produced hits and number one singles. As the cornerstone to Lover’s Rock, he has inspired the next generation of reggae soul singers and international superstars like Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys. Fans can look forward to hearing timeless classics like, Tempted to Touch and Rock Away as well as material from his latest album “A Moment in Time”.