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"The legendary singer from Aswad!"

Music Styles

RnB, Soul, Reggae

DJ Type

International, Corporate, Celebrity

Brinsley Forde (Aswad)

Brinsley Forde is best known as the founding member of the reggae band, Aswad.

Now a solo artist having released his long-awaited debut album Urban Jungle. 

He is so lauded as a performer that both The Wailers band and I-Threes have seen him step in for them in the place of the legendary Bob Marley for recent live shows.

As a child actor in the children’s television series, Here Come the Double Deckers. He also starred as Wesley in the popular British sitcom, Please Sir!, and also in the feature film of the same series in 1971. He also appeared in the James Bond film, Diamonds Are Forever, as well as in The Georgian House and Goodbye Charlie Brite. His performance in the cult hit film Babylon (directed by Franco Rosso), was recently revisited by the British Film Institute and is being aired on the BBC.

As a network TV host, Brinsley presented VH1 Soul Vibrations, BBC’s Ebony & Ebony on the road, BBC 6 Music radio shows Lively Up Yourself, and Dub Bashment. Brinsley can be heard presenting the acclaimed radio documentaries Behind The Smile the real life of Bob Marley & Island Rock’s eight-part series to mark the 40th anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence.

Double time grammy nominee lead singer of Aswad, Brinsley scored a British number one chart hit with Don’t Turn-Around. This was followed by another top 20 charts hit, Give A Little Love. The band continued to feature in the top 20 in the British charts with the Distant Thunder album and tracks “On and On” and “Next to You” & Shine.

Brinsley is now available for corporate and private bookings; mixing reggae, r ‘nb, and rare grooves as well as performing An Aswad Experience including Bob Marley covers to please all in attendance.

Did you know, if the above DJ is Open-Format (see the Music Styles box), they will also be able to put together mixes like the ones on our demos page here.

Brinsley Forde (Aswad)
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