MUSIC IS LIFE
At one time in Jamaica he was known as the Soulful singer, the vocalist that wooed female audiences. But before long he became one of the world’s foremost balladeer, adding his whiskey-grained voice to authentic Reggae rhythms. The Man who brings out the Soul in Reggae music, makes Lovers Rock loveable and, in fact, many couples made love to his music. Such is the influence of the man and his music.
Hugh Beresford Hammond was born in Annotto Bay, St. Mary, Jamaica. To say that his songs were only about love would be a gross understatement as his lyrical content covers a variety of topics touching the width and breadth of Roots Consciousness as it glides along the boundaries of Dancehall sensibilities. If there was any one Jamaican artist that hits among the old and young generation alike, Beres has proven himself to be that artist who can readily move with the times. His songwriting skills are beyond compare; the very best there is as he stands head and shoulders above other singer/songwriters of his time. With a musical career spanning nearly fifty years, his accomplishments to date can be characterized as nothing less than phenomenal.!!