Black Slate

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Black Slate is a renowned, international reggae band from the UK.

In 2020, the group featured on a short documentary titled 'Young, Gifted & Black'. The aim of the documentary is to encourage young people to never given up on their plan.

The band comprises Anthony “PureSilk” Brightly (Keyboards), Chris “MusicHouse” Hanson (Lead/Rhythm Guitar) and Desmond “Drummy” Mahoney (Drums/Congo). The group has earned the right to stand amongst the greats in the world of reggae music. Like the female energy that tends and nurtures life, they have developed and nurtured their sound. From a vibe with a unique audio ID that has taken well over forty odd years of research and cultivation, with the help of a group of talented and respected former band members, new members and session musicians who all have played a part in assisting this great seed of musical wealth. Brightly, backed by a father’s love for recording and producing jazz music, acquired a DNA explosion which ignited his passion for reggae music and the conception of Black Slate. Hanson was an electrician whose passion for reggae caused him to move in various musical circles until the magic touched him. Eventually he joined forces with other great reggae orientated minds and created the ultimate Black Slate.

Mahoney is an engineer with light feet and an excellent tradesman in his field. He was an even greater dancer on the reggae youth scene. To top it off Desmond was a drummer extraordinaire, with a limitless talent aimed at reggae music. These are the skills he brought to the table with a pure love that created the foundation of Black Slate.

These three members are dedicated to reggae music with such passion, that even with the split of the very successful first Black Slate they never gave up.

Brightly opened several booming reggae night clubs. He also records and produces many different artists plus labels. In addition, Brightly has joint entrepreneurial ventures with Chris, his lifelong friend. Hanson’s electrical skills continued in the music business when he created house music, which gained its own instant fame from cutting dub plates and masters for every genre that required it in the music industry.

Who is Black Slate?

Black Slate was formed in the United Kingdom in 1972 and worked originally as a backing band, members would work with other Jamaican artists like Leroy Smart, The Heptones, Johnny Clarke, Ken Boothe, Dennis Brown, Jimmy Cliff, Toots and the Maytals, Sly & Robbie and Peter Tosh. In 1975 Black Slate became their own group and had a hit in 1976 with the song Sticks Man. The band had other successful songs during this period like Mind Your Motion,Boom Boom and the the massive world wide hit: Amigo.

During this period the Black Slate band would travel on thirty day tours as a support act for artists like Peter Tosh with whom they toured with on several occasions. The tours were all across Europe to Holland, Belgium, Germany, France, and...

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The Buckley's Country Club Project
David Ruffin - Walk Away From Love, - Sir George Sound Lovers Rock Remix
Betty Wright - Thank You For The Many Things You've Done Sir George Sound Remix
SIR GEORGE SOUND ON YOUTUBE
SIR GEORGE SOUND WITH ANTHONY BRIGHTLY
SIR GEORGE SOUND WITH ANTHONY BRIGHTLY OF BLACK SLATE
Anthony Brightly talks about the Jazz Cafe Show
Part 1 The Contrast and History Of Jamaican Reggae in The UK
What Is Reggae Music
This is Reggae Music
Peaceful Gisbourne
Sir George Sound Get Together Party 2
Sir George Sound Get Together Party
sir george live
Sir George Sound Live Wed 3rd Aug 217
Black Slate Live in Sydney Australia PT2
Black Slate Live in Sydney Australia PT1
Black Slate - Build Mama Africa live
Peaceful Demonstration live Black Slate
One to One Part 2 and Roy Medallion Birthday Party
Black Slate "Look in my eyes"Pic By Lee Abel
ONE FOR ONE PT 2
song of my own
The Burnie Brightly Showcase
Sinclair Just one wish - singing at the Pegasus Club for Anthony Brightly
we going to work it out, by Ben singing for anthony brightly at upstart
Sir George Sound Dinner, Show and Dance.
soul music cruise 2
B.o.B - Strange Clouds ft. Lil Wayne ReMix by Anthony Brightly
All Tied Up - ROBIN THICKE - ANTHONY PURE SILK BRIGHTLY
Body language - Anthony David - Anthony Pure Silk Brightly remix
Jimetta Rose Sweet Necessity Sir George Sound lovers remix by Anthony Pure Silk Brightly
TELL ME - OMAR - Sir George Sound remix by Anthony Pure Silk Brightly
TELL ME OMAR remix by Anthony Pure Silk Brightly for Sir George Sounds
this is Sir Goerge
Lets get it on
Charlie Wilson - There Goes My Baby - Anthony Pure Silk Brightly Re Mix
100% Sir George
dejam 2013
gangnam reggae style - Pure `silk Remix reggae style
Sandra's
G Spot - Anthony Pure Silk Brightly Fea Wayne Marshall (Reggae Lovers Rock)
DeJam Antigua 2011 v1
Sir George Big 50 Party
SIR GEORGE STUDIO PRESENT on Saturday 9th July 2011 BIG 5 0 BIRTHDAY PARTY
DeJam Festivall 2011 play back.m4v
sir george big 50
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IT,S YOUR TURN
DeJam Festival 2011 advert
Sir George Memories
Sir George Memories
Sir George Memories
Feel The Need, Anthony Pure Silk Brightly Fet Wendy Walker (Reggae Lovers Rock)
funky
Stop playing around - Wendy Walker at the Pegasus club for Anthony Brightly
More Love - Roger Robin at Pegasus club for Anthony Brightly Video Mag
DeJam Festival 2010 Advert 2
DeJam Festival 2010 Advert
dejam 09 - Feb 24, 2010 12_43 AM Clip.mov
dejam 09 - getting ready for 2010
Don Campbell singing See it in your eyes for Anthony Brightly at Upstart tv show
Birthday thanks
My Sweet Guitar Everis singing for Anthony Brightly's Upstart TV Show
Sweetie Ire and Joe 90 New Talk sings for Anthony Brightly'sTV Chart Show
Be my lady Peter Huningale singing for Anthony Brightly Upstart TV Show
work it out, by Ben singing for Anthony Brightly TV at the Pegasus Club Hackney
Emergency Administrators singing for Anthony BRIGHTLY CHART SHOW
Dejam 2009
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1972

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