Dubcentral Presents Instrument of Jah Sound System & Dan Man at The Harley
Claston Brooks, stage name Dan Man A.K.A. SUNNY VOICE is a veteran musician and singer who has covered the music scene on a local, regional national and international basis for over 20 years.
Born in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, he migrated to the UK in 1967 at the tender age of 11. The first stop in the UK for the young artist was London, where he lived and attended the Slay Brook High School in Harlsden, for 4 years before moving to Huddersfield and finished schooling at Fartown High. Dan man played bongo drums for revival church in Jamaica, during his childhood and is no new comer, when it comes to music.
However it wasnt until 1995 that he got his first experience of working in a recording studio. Upon enquiring about an advertisement, he was given the opportunity to record two of his own tracks free of charge, in a recording studio at the Hudawi Centre in Huddersfield. One of the songs recorded during Dan Mans first studio experience, placed him in third place in a Talent Competition, held at the Deighton Centre, Huddersfield in 1995. Yorkshire Television captured the particular show on camera and a video has been made as a result. In late 90s Dan Man met Andy Black from Big Noise Productions, Yorkshire UK and recorded a number of tracks with him over a few years.
Iration Steppazwas the next adventure for Dan Man and this adventure has lead to the releasing of the artist’s first 10-inch vinyl, entitled Too Much War (the flipside was “what’s wrong” by YT). Other releases from Dan Man include “Jah Love” on Temper Records, “The Supply,” a collaboration with dancehall artist Bongo Chilli on Bassrunner Productions and “Move Baby Groove,” which is a collaboration with Bongo Chilli & D. Bo General. “Move Baby Groove” is featured on Bongo Chilli’s debute album entitled “Real Musician.”
Dan Man is still working with Iration Steppaz and together they have been touring Europe, performing in Countries including Italy, France, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary and Belgium. He also works closely with The Rootsman (Third eye music, Bradford, UK) and Abdul (Celtic Islam Production, Huddersfield UK).
Npw in 2010 Dan Man has been working in partnership with dancehall artist Bongo Chilli and helped him to launch ‘Bongo Chilli records’. He works jointly with Bongo Chilli, facilitating a number of music workshops in schools and at community based projects around the UK. Dan Man is also one of the front men for Underground Roots
Instrument of Jah Sound System
Sista Jahin / Fatta / Mr Meerkat
Friday 25th June 2010
Tickets £5 adv / £6 otd
Doors 10.00 pm – 04.00 am
The Harley, Glossop Road, Sheffield