Available since April 28, 2016 on all digital services worldwide is the album PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION by United Kingdom reggae pioneers: Black Slate. These ten tracks were recorded on the Caribbean island of Antigua and chronicle the journey the group has taken since its inception in 1972. After 40 years in the music business, the deep roots reggae band returns with their first full-length album released since the album SIX PLUS ONE in 1982. Peaceful Demonstration is released on the on TCD Records the label named for Tony, Chris and Desmond, the original members of the band founded in 1972 in the United Kingdom.
Each of the original members chose to take a hiatus from touring life to help raise their families and establish sustainable business ventures. Anthony Brightly remained rooted in the music industry, becoming a driving force in the advancement of Lover’s Rock and UK reggae in general through his work as a Disc Jockey, Club owner, Artiste Manager and event promoter, shaping airplay and artist growth both at radio and in the club setting. Chris Hanson has become a sought after mix and mastering engineer, adding his unique touch to thousands of songs over the past several years right up to the present.
Remaining involved in the industry outside of their band experience as Black Slate, these musicians have observed the global reggae music marketplace and have returned to the studio to present roots reggae with an echo from the analog, live off the floor recording techniques of the 1970’s infused with a modern roots feel, with lyrics that reflect the current landscape.
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