JERMAINE BLAKE

 

Jermaine is a Kingston based reggae singer, songwriter and musician who has the attained the title of the singer of soul because of the energy, charisma and the captivating nature of his performances.

Jermaine’s singing career started at age six (6) like many other musicians in church. Since that time, Jermaine has grown as an outstanding performer, captivating any audience in which he comes in contact. 

Because of his love for music, Jermaine enrolled at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts to read and perform for his Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Popular Music Studies. As student at the Edna Manley College, he had the opportunity to be mentored by Reggae Icon, Michael ‘Ibo’ Copper (founding member of the band ‘Third World’), Michael Fletcher (Musical Director, Shaggy) among other greats and renowned in the music industry.

In the earlier years of his singing career, Jermaine was the lead singer for the Oberlin High School Choir in the TVJ Competition 

‘All Together Sing’. Because of his charisma and energy, Jermaine became the face and icon of the choir thus enabling them to attain the championship for two years in succession, 2005 and 2006 respectively. In addition, he has also performed at a number of events on the local and international scene. These include:


• Opening Ceremony of The North To South Highway 2014. Jamaica.
• Keesing Live 2014 (See 'Pleasing Keesing' : Gleaner)
• Tvj's Smile Jamaica Morning Time Show 2014
• Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014
• Bank of Jamaica Lunch Hour Concert 2014 with The E-park Big Band (Director- Peter Ashbourne)
• “Mello Daybreak” with Richie B (Mello Fm Jamaica 83 Fm) 2014
• Ambassador at The Cultural del Mercado festival in Cartagena, Colombia 2013
• US Embassy of Jamaica, Blues on the Green 2009, 2010 and 2011 
• RJR Wednesday Night Live Show
• Jamaica Cultural Development Commission, Festival Song Competition 2012; original song ‘Reggae Music’.

Having the power to captivate his audience, he is referred to as the soul of reggae and is dubbed as one of the future stars and hopes of reggae. Over the period of his career, he has participated in many festivals, shows and competitions. 

Jermaine has been gaining international attention as both singer and songwriter, and is currently working on his first official debut album project. Jermaine has shared stage with artistes and musicians such as, Ibo Cooper from Third World, renowned Jazz guitarist Maurice Gordon, Producer and musician extraordinaire Dean Fraser, Tony Rebel, Tarrus Riley, Rupee, Tanya Stephens to name a few.

In 2011 Jermaine for the first time performed internationally at the ‘Culturama Festival’ held in Florida with the Oberlin high School Choir and his group Total Five, a acappella group comprised of his brothers and friends. He was also the singer-songwriter for the Oberlin Choir in a global project and competition by The Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica, dubbed, ‘The Scotia Bank Bright Future’. For this project, he wrote and recorded the "winning" single entitled ‘Welcome to Jamaica’, which was completed with a video.

Jermaine’s musical influence spans a wide cross section of musical genres and artistes. His most iconic influences include Sam Cooke, Lucky Dube, James Brown, Garnet Silk, Shirley Ceaser, Jesse Royal, Burning Spear, Bob Marley, Ken Boothe, Dennis Brown, 2Pac, Concha Buika and actors Denzel Washington and Sidney Pottier. 

His aim is to become a legend, one known for his charisma, humility and soul in his music, and from this; one day, contribute in healing the entire world with an atmosphere of love.

 

Contact info

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