Bermuda’s gospel music fans are in for a live concert explosion during Heritage Month, when brothers Jerome and Marvin Stovell take the stage for their first-ever performance together as solo artists.
Also known as Jae Jerome and Geneman, the two will host the ‘Brother 2 Brother’ Gospel Event, with two shows on Saturday, May 7th, at Better Covenant Christian Fellowship, on the corner of King and Reid Streets in Hamilton – one at 6:30pm, with the finale at 9pm.
This concert marks the first time the popular duo will take the stage together since performing in the mid 1990s as Destiny.
The show will feature original music from their recent recordings – Jae Jerome’s ‘Inner Man’ EP [Extended Play], and Geneman’s ‘Arise’ EP.
In a Bermuda Real interview, Jerome Stovell noted ‘Inner Man” is a “real solo project”, as he wrote and recorded all of the songs, composed all the music arrangements, performed lead and background vocals, and produced most of the EP.
“As a songwriter, I never stop writing, I’ve been writing this newer material for the past two to three years,” said Mr Stovell.
“From song selection through to the completed project, ‘Inner Man’ took just over a year. It’s a time-intensive process, as I write, arrange, and perform all the music and vocals (except for a couple of featured musicians/vocalists), record and produce all of the material.”
‘Inner Man’ is the first of two EPs which will ultimately be released as a full album by the end of 2016. It is described as Gospel Fusion, featuring “a smooth blend of R&B, Pop, Jazz, and Reggae”. It is the end product of many years of performing and producing music with family, and other group members spanning decades.