August 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri, Aug 4 at 8:00 PM @ Capitol Theatre
Join us as we celebrate Jamaica’s 55th anniversary of Independence with Reggae Legend, Beres Hammond! Known for his distinctive brand of “lover’s rock”, this will be Hammond’s debut performance at the historic Capitol Theatre. Over the course of a 30-year career, Hammond has poured his smoky-sweet voice—an instrument of subtlety and power reminiscent of an Otis Redding or a Teddy Pendergrass—over every kind of riddim track. He earned a GRAMMY® nomination for his 2012 chart-topping album One Love, One Life. His other international hits include Tempted to Touch, Rockaway and They Gonna Talk. Considered Jamaica’s greatest practicing singer/songwriter, anyone who has listened to his CDs or experienced the fervor elicited by his live performances would undoubtedly agree with that top-ranking assessment.
Beres’s sophisticated musical taste is well suited to translate easily across cultural divides, yet the international reggae massive has remained his most loyal fan base. He did collaborate on Maxi Priest’s first American hit, How Can We Ease The Pain, in 1990. A brief encounter with Elektra Records in 1994 yielded the excellent but under-appreciated album In Control with its R&B-flavored single No Disturb Sign.
Tickets are $65, $55, & $39. Performance is at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St, Downtown Clearwater.
Visit Clear Sky on Cleveland located across from the Capitol Theatre before or after the Concert for the Best food and drinks Downtown Cleveland Street Historic District.