Welcome


With a sound that can be described as ‘Rhythm & Jazz Soul’, it is the blending of the genres, coupled with smooth vocal stylings and passionate lyrics that places Jeanette Berry & the Soul Nerds in a league all their own. Formed in 2008 by Berry and Ian Rafalak, two University of the Arts graduates, the Soul Nerds features Berry as the lead vocalist and a collective of musicians. In 2010, the group released their debut EP “Peace, Love and Music,” with “Love Stomped,” one of the EP’s highlight records being featured on VH1’s hit series “Single Ladies”. Following the EP’s release and several key successes, Jeanette landed a background vocalist gig for Grammy Award singer and songwriter, Ms. Lauryn Hill. She toured with Hill for two years while preparing for the release of Soul Nerds’ debut album, “Allegiance to Love”. Recorded in 2013, the 10-track album was recorded at Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in New York and Milkboy Studios in Philly and features all original songs written by Jeanette Berry, with musical arrangements by the Soul Nerds. The Soul Nerds have toured extensively in the east coast and plans to continue performing in promotion of “Allegiance to Love” released August 18, 2015, on Bandcamp! The album is now available on iTunes. 

 


What Are People Saying?

“Folktale meets jazz in a sophisticated, but very COOL way!” – Tanikka Charrae (Indie Artist and Background Singer for Ms. Lauryn Hill)

“I feel like this is one of the most thematic, connected albums I’ve heard in a while…” – Suzanne Paulinski (CEP at Rock/Star Advocate)

"Holy moly, this album makes me regret every second I haven't had it in my life!"-Jarrod Lentz, (Actor/Singer/Dancer/Photographer) 


News! 

12/30/17

It's been one hell of a year! So many ups and downs, but you've been there to see them! 

The two GREATEST things that happened for us as a band this year were...

GETTING ALLEGIANCE TO LOVE on CD!!!! (More about where you can purchase below) 

AND

FILMING OUR FIRST!!!! MUSIC VIDEO!!!! 

Thanks so much to Discmakers for printing beautiful cd's! 

Thanks to all those who were apart of the filming of our video!!! 

Thanks to Koofreh U. for being the Director of Photography/Editor/Location Scout/AMAZING PERSON for the shoot!!! 

The CD's are available to order now! You can get them straight from our music tab-or right here.

The video will be out in Early 2018! Keep on the look out! We'll be releasing the single and then the video! 

Again, thank you so much for making 2017 what it was!!!!! We cannot wait to share so much more with you in 2018!!! Keep in touch with us on the gram @soulnerds and on our Facebook page

9/8/17

August 27th was our LAST LIVE SHOW OF THE YEAR!!!

We are taking the rest of the year to plan, create content, write and record!!!! 

Please take a moment and follow us on Instagram 

@soulnerds 

We also have NEW ALBUM ART for "Allegiance to Love".  Graphics done by @dsgnbyray

The album will be available for CD purchase SOON!!!! 

The performance at The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning was a beautiful night of music and art! Here is a video of a new song. 

 Also, the NY Times was there covering the event, doing a story about the smaller cultural institutes in the city and how they will fair with the new bugdet. They chose to feature my sanging face :)

Here is the story!