Nu-Clear Energy

Nu-Clear Energy

 New York City, New York, USA
BandRockReggae

Nu-Clear Energy, a Rock/Reggae/Ska/Punk Band based in Brooklyn.
“Ground Zero” was a Top Album Pick in Billboard Magazine. “Money” was licenced for PBS.
“African Herbman” won the GMMA & charted on Commercial/ Public/College Radio as high as #1.
Nu-Clear Energy has extensive playing experience.

Biography

Simply put the Nu-Clear Energy band is a Rock Reggae, ska, punk band based in Brooklyn.

The front man and lyricist, Dreadlock Tony Dunner aka Tony D is originally from Barbados.

John Pergamo, the guitarist/songwriter is his right hand man and was born in Brooklyn hospital and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in music composition from CUNY college. AKA JP studied under reknown classical guitarist, Jorge Morel.

Bass player, Lenny Steele Dread is best known as one of the founding members of "Pure Hell", the first black punk rock band managed by Curtis Knight. Lenny has toured extensively with some of reggae’s greatest artist. Just to mention a few, the list includes Eekamouse, Conscious Souls, and Big Mountain. Lenny Dread has also recorded and toured with HR of the Bad Brains.

The final link in the chain to enhance the perfect combination of talent was JP's brother, Anthony "ACE in the Hole" Pergamo who was born March 23 1957. Everything was happening for the 'Nu-Clear Energy Band, and for the Pergamos when a car accident took Ace's life, and left JP badly injured. It took five years for John to fully recuperate and the Nu-Clear Energy Band languished.

On the positive side, Drummer Derek Reese, a Prodigy of Ace Pergamo studied drums under Pergamo at the ripe age of 3 years old. An amazing musician in his own right, Derek is also a talented guitarist and song writer.

“Ground Zero” their first album, dedicated to world peace and nuclear disarmament, is acclaimed a Top Album Pick by Billboard Magazine.
The song, “Money” is licenced for the documentary, “America Against Blacks” and shown on PBS.
“African Herbman” with its slick arrangement won the Global Marijuanna Music Awards for the best Reggae song and has topped the charts on Commercial, Public and College radio stations as high as #1.

Nuclear Energy has performed at various clubs ranging from CBGB’s on the Bowery to Kenny’s Castaway on Bleeker St. to the Reggae Lounge in NYC. The band has particpated in the NYC Parks Programs and has dazzled the college scene with their smooth cool sound.

So with serious perseverance and back on the NYC scene, the Nu-Clear Energy Band marches forward to a beat of their own with a timeless unique sound to capture the planet in a peaceful way.

Lyrics

"Money"

Written By: Tony Dunner/John Pergamo

I need the dollar bill
I need the bills yeah
I need some Jah Money
I need some Rockers Money
I need the Money to go to the store you know
I need the Money to walk out of my front door
I need Money Uhhhh
Let me hear you say Jah
Remove yourself Huh
I need the green bills yah
I need the Money Jah
I need the dollar sign Huh
I want to spend the dollars yeah
I need the green bills Huh

I need Money
You need Money
We all need a little Money
We don't have no Money
Cause the rich they got all the Money

The Government man
Society
It wasn't meant for me.

We all got to pay our Rent
When we should be living for Free
We can't do it living here
in this Society.

I need Money
You need Money
We all need a little Money
We don't have no Money
Cause the rich they got all the Money

The Government Jah
Society Rasta
It wasn't meant for me.

I need the Money to take the Taxi at night
I need the Money to do the things that right
I need the Money to spend in the store
I need Money every time I walk out my door
I need Money Jah
I need Money Rasta
I need yeah
I need a Money when ever I go to the store Jah

We want to go on tour with our Band
and sign with a record company
We all got to pay our rent
While the rich they live for free

I need Money
You need Money
We all need a little Money
We don't have no Money
Cause the rich they got all the Money

The Government man
Society
It wasn't meant for me

I need the Money whenever I'm Dancing yeah
I need Money whenever I'm Prancing
I need Money to spend at night
I need Money to do the things that right
I want the Huh Dollars yeah
I want the Jah Dollars yeah
I want the Rasta Dollar yeah
I need a Money Money I need a I need a

We want to go on tour with our Band
and sign with a record company
We all got to pay our rent
While the rich they live for free

I need Money
Do you need Money?
We all need a little Money
A we don't have no Money
Cause the rich they got all the Money

The Government Jah
Society Rasta
It wasn't meant for me.

"Babylon"

Written By: Tony Dunner/John Pergamo

No No No No No Don't let her Go
Don't Let her Go into Babylon
No No No No No Don't let her Go
Don't Let her Go into Babylon

Because the wicked man He lives down there

Jah Music

Written By: Tony Dunner/John Pergamo

Jah Music makes you Dance if you Don't want to
Jah Music makes you Do what you don't want to
Jah Music makes you Rock if you Don't want to
This Music never stops if you want it to

No matter what the people say
You're gonna keep Rockin both night and Day
Just as long as the Music Plays
You're gonna Rock the your life away

The music sure sounds sweet to me
I like to hear that rockin melody
When I hear that Jah Symphony
It make me want to move my dancin feet

No matter what the people say
You're gonna keep Rockin both night and Day
Just as long as the Music Plays
You're gonna Rock the your life away yeah

Jah Music makes you Dance if you Don't want to
Jah Music makes you Do what you don't want to
This music makes you Rock if you Don't want to
The Music never stops if you want it to

No matter what the people say
You're gonna keep Rockin both night and Day
Just as long as the Music Plays
You're gonna Rock the your life away yeah

The music sure sounds sweet to me
I like to hear that rockin melody
When I hear that Jah Symphony
It make me want to move my dancin feet

Jah Music makes you Dance if you Don't want to
Jah Music makes you Do what you don't want to
Jah Music makes you Rock if you Don't want to
This Music never stops if you want it to

No matter what the people say
You're gonna keep Rockin both night and Day
Just as long as the Music Plays
You're gonna Rock the your life away

The music sure sounds sweet to me
I like to hear that rockin melody
When I hear that Jah Symphony
It make me want to move my dancin feet

No matter what the people say
You're gonna keep Rockin both night and Day
Just as long as the Music Plays
You're gonna Rock the your life away yeah

Jah Music makes you Dance if you Don't want to
Jah Music makes you Do what you don't want to
This music makes you Rock if you Don't want to
The Music never stops if you want it to

No matter what the people say
You're gonna keep Rockin both night and Day
Just as long as the Music Play
You're gonna Rock the your life away yeah

Rock with Jah Jah Yeah
Rock with Jah Jah Yeah
Rock with Jah Jah Yeah
Rock with Jah Jah Yeah

Kings and Queens of Ska

Written By: Tont Dunner/John Pergamo

Don't blame them for this Dance they do
A rattlesnake can do it too
You put your right foot in your left foot out
Its gonna want to make you scream and shout.

Kings and Queens of Ska
I want to Dance with you
Kings and Queens of Ska
I want to do it too

When you're down and you're feeling Blue
This dance will pull you through

Jah Jah's Army

Written By: Tont Dunner/John Pergamo

Say I came from Zion
Just to rap to Rasta Fari
Say I come from my father's land
Down into Babylon
Come on all you strong and able man
Come and get your gun in your hand
I will take you out of this here land
Back home to your father's land

I'm just a soldier in Jah Jah's army
I got my Gun right beside me Yeah
I'm just a Rebel in the Army
I got my Gun right beside me I say

I don't care I don't give a Damn
Just as long as you take my Hand
I will lead you out of Babylon
Back home to the Promise Land
So come on all you strong and able man
Come and get your gun in your hand
I will take you out of this here land
Back home to your father's land

I'm just a soldier in Jah Jah's army
I got my Gun right beside me Yeah
I'm just a Rebel in the Army
I need someone tonight to love me I say

"Right Time"

Written By: Tony Dunner/John Pergamo

I may not be no movie star

When the Right Time Comes
We be having so much Fun

Discography

Singles:

"New York City's so Busy"
"I Don't Mind your Dancin"
"Did you ever Catch Yourself Talking to Yourself"
"Money"
"Seaside Baby"
"African Herbman"

Album:

"Ground Zero"