Nehemiah Hield

Biography

Bahamaian Performing & Recording Artists

From: Bahamas
Best Known for: Former Lead Singer of "The Baha-Men"

Bio: Nehemiah Hield maybe an unfamiliar name outside of Bahamian waters, but within the Bahamian family islands Nehemiah is an international superstar.

Being born into a musical family and surrounded by music, it wasn’t hard for Nehemiah to decide what he wanted to spend the rest of his life doing. He was born in Cooper’s Town Abaco, but moved to Nassau when he was seven; attending William Gordon Primary, C.I. Gibson, Junior High, and then R.M. Bailey Senior High Schools. It was in Senior High that he exploded onto the local music scene.

Nehemiah spent a few years traveling between Abaco & Nassau working and completing his education. He attended weekly talent shows at The Palace Night Club in Nassau. Here he eventually became the lead vocalist for “The Average Age Band” in 1981 that included the Adderly Brothers: Lester, Neville, and Ambrose, plus Earl Wilson. They were known for the big hit “Keep On Loving You”. In 1985 he was working in Freeport, working as a narrator and singer on the cabaret style show, “Suarez”. He then became lead singer of the “B-22’s” in1987, producing the group’s biggest hit to date, Let Your Body Rock.

He went to work in Los Angeles California for Susan Depasse (who was credited for discovering the famous Jacksons), performing at the Shrine Auditorium, charity functions, and kid shows. The fast life was not his thing, so he returned to Freeport in 1989 with the B-22’s. After a brief reunion with them, Nehemiah still yearned for bigger things, once again leaving the B-22’s, this time for the group “High Voltage” who later on became the world-renowned “The Baha-Men” of “Who Let The Dogs Out” fame upto 1998. During his stint with the Baha-Men, he toured Japan, the United States, worked with his band on the movie My Father My Hero, recorded 5 Gold Albums, and won a Bahamian Grammy as Best Male Vocalist in 1991.

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