Music

Pembrooke Whittock sings for his Virtuous Woman

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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As a youngster in Hayes, Clarendon, Pembrooke Whittock was inspired by fellow Clarendonians Freddie McGregor, Toots Hibbert and Ernest Wilson.

“I grew up listening to artistes like Bob Marley, Toots, Freddie McGregor and Ernest Wilson. There was also a guy in our community called Lockston, he was a great singer whom I admired while growing up,” said Whittock.

Based in Philadelphia, he is aiming to make a name for himself in Jamaica. In February, he released the song Virtuous Woman which he co-produced with Hopeton Brown.

Whittock said the song has been “getting a lot of positive feedback” and “we're putting a lot of promotion behind it”

Born Junior Dennie Whittock, he migrated to Philadelphia in the late 1980s. Although he works in construction, music is his first love and nine years ago, he released his first official single, My Beauty Beautiful.

Virtuous Woman is a continuation of him living out his childhood dream.

“I've been singing since I was a small boy. I sang in church and at school functions and even community events. I believe that I have paid my dues and the time has come for me to get my break in the music business,” said Whittock.

— Kevin Jackson


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