Jeanette Berry and the Soul Nerds


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 place 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 plan to continue performing in promotion of “Allegiance to Love” released August 18, 2015, on Bandcamp!

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) 

Upcoming Shows

Thursday, July 25th 

New York, NY

Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1 

9pm, Free $10 Suggested Donation 21 + 

Saturday, August 24th

Williamsburg, BK, NY 

Williamsburg Music Center 

9:30pm, $10 



Jeanette Berry 516-242-8391