Pembrooke Whittock eyes breakthrough with ‘Virtuous Woman’
It has been a long journey for reggae singer Pembrooke Whittock, but he's not giving up. The Clarendon-born singer is confident that it won't be long before he becomes a household name in reggae music.
"I've been singing since I was a small boy; I grew up singing in the Adventist church that my family attended. I also sang at school events and events in my community and other parts of the parish. I've paid my dues and the time has come for me to get my break in the music business," said Whittock.
He was influenced by fellow Clarendonians such as Freddie McGregor, Toots and the Maytals, Ernest Wilson, and a lesser known singer called Lockston, who hailed from his community.
Potential Big Hit
Whittock is currently promoting the single Virtuous Woman.
The song, which was produced by him and Hopeton Brown, was released on February 28, on the Pembrooke Whittock Music imprint.
"I'm getting a lot of positive feedback about this song. My team and I believe it has the potential to be a big hit, and we're putting a lot of promotion behind it," he said.
Whittock's given name is Junior Dennie Whittock. He's a past student of Hayes All-Age School.
He migrated to the US in the 1980s; he currently resides in Philadelphia where he works in construction.
He launched his recording career in 2010 with the release of a single titled My Beauty Beautiful on the Pembrooke Whittock Music label.