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Aswad Star Brinsley Forde Avoids Jail After Assault Conviction


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The former Aswad frontman denied attacking Jemma Payne, the mother of his two-year-old son, at her home in south London in October (14), but he was convicted of assault on Tuesday (02Jun15).

The news comes just weeks after he collected a Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) medal from British royal Prince William in May (15).

Forde, 61, was facing a potential prison sentence, but escaped with a 12-month community service order. He must carry out 300 hours of community service work and pay $320 (£200) compensation to Payne, as well as a $96 (£60) victim surcharge and $560 (£350) court costs.

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Reggae Star Brinsley Forde Wants To Recruit Prince William As New Bassist


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The musician and former child actor was invited to Windsor Castle in England on Tuesday (19May15), when he was officially awarded a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) medal, and he was handed the honour by new dad the Duke Of Cambridge.

During the investiture ceremony, the Prince's first public engagement in the U.K. since the birth of Princess Charlotte on 2 May (15), William revealed he had developed a talent for the bass guitar.

Speaking to reporters after the event, Forde quipped, "I've just got a new bass player - you might know him as the Duke of Cambridge.

Continue reading: Reggae Star Brinsley Forde Wants To Recruit Prince William As New Bassist

2014 Voice Arts Awards Honoring James Earl Jones - Arrivals

Carol Costello and Stacey Aswad - Photographs of the arrivals at the 2014 Voice Arts Awards in honor of James Earl Jones which was held at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 9th November 2014

Aswad, Carol Costello and James Earl Jones
Aswad, Chuck Duran and James Earl Jones

New Acts Announced For Leicester Music Festival 2014 - Tinie Tempah And Kool And The Gang Plus Many More

Posted on 27 March 2014

New Acts Announced For Leicester Music Festival 2014 - Tinie Tempah And Kool And The Gang Plus Many More

Rewind Festival - Day Three

Aswad - Rewind Festival held at Temple Island Meadows - Day Three - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 18th August 2013

Lounge On The Farm Festival 2013 Returns With Seasick Steve & Soul Ii Soul On The Line-Up Plus Many More.

Posted on 11 March 2013

Lounge On The Farm Festival 2013 Returns With Seasick Steve & Soul Ii Soul On The Line-up Plus Many More.

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