Bald Hill Amphitheater | Farmingville, New York
This summer, the beloved reggae icon Beres Hammond is bringing his Forever Giving Thanks Tour across North America! The sensational singer, known for his exemplary soulful vocals, is set to deliver his incredible and beloved staples, such as “I Feel Good,” “Rockaway,” “Tempted to Touch,” I Feel Good,” and many more! Since emerging in 1972, the Jamaican-born performer has established himself as one of the most influential and revered reggae personalities in the world. His remarkbale music has earned him several notable accolades, including a Grammy nomination! On Sunday, 13th August 2023, Beres Hammond will head towards Farmingville, New York, for a one-night reggae spectacle! Fans can look forward to his iconic hits as he lights up the Bald Hill Amphitheater! If you love reggae, you can catch the illustrious Beres Hammond on stage at the Baldhill this summer! Score your tickets now before it’s too late!
The esteemed Beres Hammond emerged from Annoto Bay, Jamaica, in 1972. Since then, he has built a fantastic music career, and his works are enjoyed by people across the globe. Hammond’s music style is heavily influenced by his father’s playlist, comprising Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding: Sam Cooke, and more. Meanwhile, growing up in Anotto Bay also played a role in influencing his musical tendencies. Hammond also looks up to reggae legends, such as Alton Ellis and Peter Tosh. Over the years, he developed his own music style and put himself on the map.
His first taste of the limelight occurred from 1972 to 1972 when he joined talents contests. The singer would often perform songs from his favorite artists. A few years later, Hammond joined the renowned reggae band Zap Pow as the lead singer. Together, they released the 1978 hit “The System.” by 1976, Hammond pursued his solo career and dropped his hit debut effort, Soul Reggae. The album spawned the iconic ballads “One Step Ahead” and “I’m in Love.” Both songs dominated the airwaves in Jamaica.
Three years after the release of his debut effort, Hammond dropped his sophomore album, Just a Man. His outstanding career has resulted in 17 studio albums, two collaborative albums, and several compilation efforts. During the ‘80s, he released several chart-topping hits, such as “Groovy Little Thing” and “What One Dance Can Do.” By the late ‘80s, Hammond moved to New York and released a single with Maxi Priest titled “How Can We Ease the Pain.”
During the ‘90s, Hammond went back to Jamaica to record music. He thereby released several staples through the decade, such as “Respect to You Baby,” from his 1992 work A Love Affair Album. He released five albums in the ‘90s, with most of his music focusing on lovers rock. Over the next decade, he began working with other artists, such as Wyclef Jean, Earl “Chinna” Smith, and Flourgon. His 2001 album Music is Life dropped several hits, including “They Gonna Talk,” “Ain’t It Good to Know,” and “Rockaway.”
In 2012, Hammond’s 15th studio effort, One Love, One Life, went to number 1 on the Billboard Reggae chart. Moreover, the album also received a Grammy nomination in 2014. In 2013, he was awarded the Order of Jamaica, a prestigious honor system spearheaded by the Jamaican Government. Hammond’s latest album, Never Ending, peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart. The record also featured several notable hits, such as “I’m Alive,” “Never Ending,” “My Kinda Girl,” and more.
Catch Beres Hammond this summer by scoring tickets to his show at the Bald Hill Amphitheater! Tickets are now up for grabs!