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Five Firsts: Jermaine Wells of the Ill Funk Ensemble

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Jermaine Wells

Jermaine Wells

NAME: Jermaine Wells
BAND AFFILIATION: The Ill Funk Ensemble
INSTRUMENT: Lead vox, Rap

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Biggie Smalls’ “Ready to Die”

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Bilal Oliver at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square, NYC in 2000.

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … a xylophone in sixth grade for the Christmas show. I played “Silver Bells” and “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.”

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … my own rap at age eight. The first cover song I ever performed in public was “Poison” by BBD in the fifth grade.

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … Future, in high school. We were an R&B band – just voices, no instruments.

Jermaine Wells – lead vocalist and front man with Nippertown funkateers the Ill Funk Ensemble – steps out on his own with his debut solo EP, “For Dancing Girls & Admirers.” The CD release party will be held at Savannah’s/Dublin Underground in Albany at 8:30pm on Friday (December 2).


Nipper’s News: Timbre Coup, Hudson River Coffee House, Jermaine Wells, Mike Hotter…

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

The Hudson River Coffee House in Albany marks its first anniversary in business later this month, and a big anniversary bash is slated to take place on Friday, December 2 featuring the Lucky Jukebox Brigade, the Sunny Side of the Street Band and Olivia Quillio. Admission is free. It’s no easy feat to keep a new venue in operation for a year – especially in the current economic climate. So congratulations go out to owner-operator Anton Pasquill and everybody else who has made HRCH such a cool new venue for live music. Happy birthday, and here’s to many more!


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