Reggae sensations Black slate are back with new material, some fresh band members, and a live show at Hootananny, to bring old fans together with the new.
The band are known as the first homegrown reggae act in the UK, using their own dub plates, rather than those exported from Jamaica. Their music came as a ‘white flag’ at a time of much racial tension in their home in Hackney in the 70’s and 80’s. It brought together a mixed audience of both black and white fans, uniting them through music.
The line-up features original members, Anthony ‘Pure Silk’ Brightly (Keyboards); Chris ‘Music House’ Hanson (Lead/Rhythm Guitar) and Desmond ’Drummy’ Mahoney (Drums/Congo/Percussion) alongside newer cohorts, Colin ’Steam Fish’ McNiesh (Bass) and Jessie ’Energy’ Brade (Vocals) as well as Gaven ‘Magic Voice’ Creary (Vocals).
Their fresh single ‘Daylight’, from the album ‘Peaceful Demonstration‘, is sure to show fans old and new that the group are very much still setting the standard when it comes to reggae music.
Black Slate play the Hootananny Brixton on Thursday 26th September, and ‘Daylight’ is available now.