Au-Rene Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
The Jamaican reggae superstar and undisputed king of lovers rock returns to the Broward Center for a much anticipated 2-night stand in early September as summertime winds down. Famous for his soulful vibe and smoky-sweet, bourbon-on-the-rocks vocals, this Grammy Award–nominated singer-songwriter known as the “Otis Redding of Reggae” has a hit list that stretches for miles and includes the songs “Tempted to Touch,” “I Feel Good,” “Putting Up Resistance,” “Rockaway,” “No Disturb Sign” and many more. Beres was born Hugh Beresford Hammond on August 28, 1955, in Annotto Bay, in the Jamaican province of St. Mary. Hammond grew up listening to his father's collection of American R&B (Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, etc.) and jazz, and also fell in love with native Jamaican music during the ska and rocksteady eras; his primary influence was Alton Ellis, and he also listened to the likes of Peter Tosh, the Heptones, and Ken Boothe.