This message showed up in the comments a few days ago, but it’s worth a post. HAWK!
Many fans and historians of the dancehall sound system genre who have dreamt of a re-launch of the now late Wycliffe “Steely” Johnson created Silverhawk Sound, might see their dream become reality. Early summer 2009 brought a slew of internet buzz about the return of the innovative and classic sound passionately called the “HAWK” by fans.
The buzz faded with the hospitalization and passing of Steely, but even in his death Steely’s musical voice will be heard through a proposed tour called, “Tribute to Steely.” The tour is being initiated by the current Silverhawk team put in effect before his untimely death. The team includes, past selector Richard Reid (Richie Poo), Evert Palmer (Road Manager), Luciana Maneri (Steely’s Manager) and Cleveland “Clevie” Browne. It was to be Steely’s next big project, the return of the Silverhawk Sound, a necessary move which he believed would change the current monotonous face of dancehall.
When asked if it will be the same without Steely, the management team replied, “Never! But we will try our best to live up to his ingenuity and the expectations of loyal Silverhawk fans. Expect the ‘Tribute to Steely’ tour to beginning in early 2010 with previews in selected regions. The tour will include Jamaica, United States, Japan, UK, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. We now know the ‘Hawk’ is ready to fly high once again.
Contacts for Silverhawk include:
Email: Silverhawksound@yahoo.com, Silverhawksound@gmail.com