Be Here Now: Jermaine Wells @ Savannah’s, Tonight
“Don’t call it a comeback…”
Jermaine Wells is the real deal. He is a singer of soul, a follower of James and rapper with a flow because fake funk just ain’t in him. This brown-eyed handsome man is best known as the Ill Funk Ensemble frontman, but at 8:30pm tonight Mr. Wells is stepping out in support of his solo five-track EP, “For Dancing Girls and Admirers,” with a CD release party at Savannah’s/Dublin Underground in Albany.
But wait, there’s more… a world premiere of the music video for the new disc’s “Your Up Down,” produced in conjunction with Latham’s Best Bytes Media. Oh and yes, Ill Funk Ensemble will be in the house and performing – sure to both raise the roof and turn this mother out.
Bronx transplant Jermaine Wells first started kicking it on the campus of the College of St. Rose and has been steadily building a following in the Nippertown area for the last six-plus years with hard work and a hard-to-deny stage presence. His new solo EP is a strong mix of hip-hop and club tracks – sure to send you to the dance floor outright, all night!
Story by Matt Mac Haffie