Beres Hammond & Bunny Wailer have confirmed UK Tour dates!
Considered by many as the ultimate Lovers Rock singer, Beres Hammond was still the lead singer of Zap Pow when he merged his love of Alton Ellis’ rocksteady and Otis Redding soul on his 1976 debut solo album ‘Soul Reggae’, which included the huge hit single ‘One Step Ahead.’ Beres’ fans can expect all the hits that followed, including ‘What One Dance Can Do’, ‘Tempted To Touch’ and ‘I Feel Good’. Hammond grew up listening to his father’s collection of American Soul and Jazz music, like Sam Cooke and Otis Redding.
He was also influenced by the indigenous music of Ska and Rocksteady, Alton Ellis in particular .. Hammond began participating in local talent contests from 1972 to 1973, which led to his first recording, of Ellis’ Wanderer.”
The founding member of The Wailers with childhood friends Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer has rightfully become a respected elder statesman of the Jamaican music scene. With a recording career that stretches back over fifty years, Wailers’ contribution towards introducing reggae to an international audience.
After releasing their self-produced recordings for their Wail ’n Soul’m and Tuff Gong labels, The Wailers’ signed to Chris Blackwell’s Island Records in 1972. The following year The Wailers released the albums ‘Catch A Fire’ and ‘Burnin’, with Bunny singing lead vocals on the songs ‘Pass It On’ and ‘Hallelujah Time’ leaving shortly after the release of the 1974 classic album ‘Natty Dread’
Since releasing his debut solo album ‘Blackheart Man’ in 1976, Bunny Wailer has released over thirty albums, winning three Grammy Awards in the process.
Reggae Music Connoisseur’s will no doubt Remember the Summer of 2015, as the year that the Reggae Legend Beres Hammond and Bunny Wailer perform Live in the UK.
DeeperTheBeats will definitely be there ‘skanking’ in the aisles!
Beres Hammond + Bunny Wailer UK Tour dates:
Beres will play at the O2 Academy Leeds on July 11, before being joined by Bunny Wailer for a short run of joint-headline shows at O2 Academies in Bristol, Liverpool, Brixton and Birmingha
Sun, 12 Jul O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol, UK
Fri, 17 Jul O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK
Sat, 18 Jul O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham, UK