Hailing from Westmoreland (Jamaica) Nerada Brissette, known by the stage name of Nerry, has been around since the mid-90s and performed at most of Jamaica’s major music festivals. Nerry not only sings, but he’s also a player of various instruments. But there is no other instrument close to him than the “bass”, according to Nerry’s personal opinion. He’s currently working on his first album, which he is producing as his solo debut entitled “Call Me Nerry”. The singer toured in Europe, to be exact in Germany and Austria, back in 2008 with Freddie McGregor. He’s been touring the USA since the beginning of the pandemic early this year. Nerry is the perfect representation of reggae music and its demands. He maintains an authentic sound and never fails to captivate his audience. His soulful, smooth, and raspy vocals are rarely heard in those days. His last single “Babylon have the nerve“ featuring Gentleman and Freddie McGregor is actually getting a great forward all over the World. We interviewed him.
Gege Vibes: How did you approach your musical journey?
Nerry: Music is in my blood as long as my father is also a singer and a player of instruments. It all started singing in church, where I also learned to play different musical instruments. In high school I sang with a group called “Soul 4 Soul” and then I started singing at the hotels and at the end of the concerts.
GV: It was a long race. What do you think is the biggest result you actually achieved during your artistic career?
N: The greatest thing I’ve achieved is the vocal respect I got wherever I performed and also the immaculate comparison I get between other great international vocalists. It’s an honour for me.
GV: You are a reggae singer. Why in your opinion is it important for the new generations to keep doing reggae music?
N: Throughout the years reggae has been the best way to uplift spirits. Personally, it means the expression of myself to the fullest. That’s why the new generations need to keep this musical genre alive. I believe the whole World gravitates around reggae music.
GV: What’s the message beside your new successful single ‘Babylon have the nerve’ featuring Freddie McGregor and Gentleman?
N: The message in this song is all about the oppression we face for years from the Government in terms of legalization of Marijuana.
GV: I could feel this topic really touched you. What are other topics you prefer singing about?
I don’t really have a favorite topic. I just write and create what comes to my mind depending on the way it makes me feel.
GV: Are you planning to release any album and in general what are your future projects?
N: I have an EP ready and we were setting up to release it in December 2020 along with two album release parties but the whole plan got delayed due to the corona pandemic. It’s a 6 track album titled “Call me NERRY” though. My team also realized 4 official video clips out of the six tracks that I will be launching online very soon.