Welcome to Flashback Project

"Flashback is more than a passion for me, I have existed, lived and performed in Flashback."

Leee John

An Introduction

An Introduction


Imagination, my group from the 80’s, were one of the most popular brit soul funk groups to come out of the UK with hits like Body Talk, Just An Illusion and Music And Lights, to name but a few.

Leee John

My inspiration for music came from the history of so many pioneers from America; the Afro-Caribbean and Asian influences.

In the UK, I discovered an industry that was not an easy road for people of colour. However, they managed to uplift themselves beyond those issues and share their legacy of music to the world.

The influences and achievements of these people far out-merit the awards themselves. Preparing for this film documentary opened the doorway to the lives of so many musical artists, DJ’s, record producers, writers and musical icons who influenced not just the UK, but the world.

FLASHBACK highlights through our timeline a wealth of knowledge and discovery.

Videos

Videos


The Film

The Film


Flashback is a universal journey that takes us from the turn of the 20th century right up to present day.

FLASHBACK shows the development of black music in the UK from the early days of post war Britain, through cultural and political evolution to our present day multicultural society.

The influx of foreign cultures greatly influenced and reshaped music, art and culture in the UK. The movement of British black bands, clubs, pirate radio stations and a mass of black artists on TV, especially in the 1980s, included genres such as jazz, calypso, reggae, 2tone, British soul, lovers rock, Brit funk, dubstep, drum and bass, UK Garage, Hip-Hop and house music, all with their very own UK fl avour.

In FLASHBACK we not only highlight the London scene, but many areas of Britain where other music scenes, musicians and artists were producing and creating their own unique identities.

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"A lot of the bands from the UK had been part of the club scene since the late 70s and early 80’s. We supported them because we knew them, bands like Incognito, Light of the World, Central Line, Junior, Linx and Imagination."

Leee John

Contains over 400 hours of film edited into various chapters, with over 100 interviews.

  • Will be explanatory documentary, it will entertain and take you on a social, political, musical journey.
  • One important factor about FLASHBACK is that it is a very strong visual and musical project, including unseen footage, photos and rare live performances.
  • In order for these sequences to be made available to us, many of the footage rights clearances are still to be acquired. • 75% of the FLASHBACK film has been completed.
  • The film is essential to music history that will influence all ages; from the very young to the older generation.
  • We can guarantee that there will be songs that you will recognise but you may not know the artists, or that they are British.
  • As producers of FLASHBACK, we have personally committed our funds and resources to the project.
  • The FLASHBACK film needs investment. Investing through our EIS company will enable one to have a direct percentage share of this project. Our plan is to deliver a 90min feature length film for theatrical release. Also to create a 6 part television series to be syndicated on platforms including DVD, VOD and online direct sales worldwide.
  • So far this project has generated massive interest.
Artists

Artists


The Flashback project is being endorsed by a large number of artists who have generously supplied us with valuable information and insights into all genres and time periods that are highlighted in the project.

  • EDDY GRANT
  • BILLY OCEAN
  • RUBY TURNER
  • BEVERLEY KNIGHT
  • TREVOR NELSON
  • ALI CAMPBELL (UB40)
  • KENNY LYNCH
  • JANET KAY
  • PHIL FEARON (GALAXY)
  • MYKAELL RILEY (STEEL PULSE)
  • CLEM CURTIS (THE FOUNDATIONS)
  • COURTNEY PINE
  • JAKI GRAHAM
  • JULIAN JOSEPH
  • DANNY JOHN- JULES (ACTOR)
  • DENISE PEARSON (5 STAR)
  • DAVID GRANT (LINX)
  • ANDREW ROACHFORD (ROACHFORD)
  • JAZZIE B (SOUL 2 SOUL)
  • GREG EDWARDS (DJ)
  • MIKE LINDUP (LEVEL 42)
  • BILL SHARPE (SHAKATAK)
  • JUNIOR GISCOMBE
  • PAULINE BLACK (THE SELECTER)
  • CARROLL THOMPSON
  • NEVILLE STAPLE (THE SPECIALS)
  • CARL DOUGLAS
  • KENNY WELLINGTON (LIGHT OF THE WORLD)
  • OMAR
  • NORMAN JAY (DJ)
  • ROBBIE VINCENT (DJ)
  • CAMMELLE HINDS (CENTRAL LINE)
  • PRECIOUS WILSON (ERUPTION)
  • DAVID JOESPH (HI-TENSION)
  • GENO WASHINGTON
  • GEORGE POWER (DJ)
  • BLUEY (INCOGNITO)
  • DENNIS BOVELL (MATUMBI)
  • PAUL ‘TROUBLE’ ANDERSON (DJ)
  • CARL MACINTOSH (LOOSE ENDS)
  • MORGAN KAHN (MANAGER)
  • VICTOR ROMERO EVANS (ACTOR)
  • TONY HALL (MANAGER)
  • LORRAINE MCINTOSH (THE COOL NOTES)
  • STEVE SILVARI (CENTRAL LINE)
  • BOBBY FARRELL (BONEY M.)
  • MAIZIE WILLIAMS (BONEY M.)
  • TEDDY OSEI (OSIBISA)
  • DELROY MURRAY (TOTAL CONTRAST)
  • HAMISH STUART (AVERAGE WHITE BAND)
  • MADELINE BELL (BLUE MINK)
  • KEITH HARRIS (MANAGER)
  • JULIET ROBERTS (WORKING WEEK)
  • LINDA LEWIS
  • MIQUEL BROWN
  • IRONIK
  • APACHE INDIAN
  • DON-E
  • ERROL REID (CHINA BLACK)
  • SHARA NELSON
  • JEFFREY DANIEL (SHALAMAR)
  • KENNY THOMAS
  • CLEO HIGGINS (CLEOPATRA)
  • TREVOR SHAKES (DJ)
  • LEON HERBERT (ACTOR)
  • STEVE NICHOLS (LOOSE ENDS)
  • PAUL MEDFORD (ACTOR)
  • MICHAEL & DAVID MILLINER (THE PASADENAS)
  • TONY SWAIN (PRODUCER)
  • DAVE BROWN (DJ)
  • ROY CARTER (HEATWAVE)
  • MICHAEL GRANT & DENNIS SEATON (MUSICAL YOUTH)
  • ORPHY ROBINSON (MUSICIAN)
  • NAT AUGUSTIN (LIGHT OF THE WORLD)
  • DEZ PARKES (DJ)
  • BRIAN CLARKE (DESIGNER)
  • TONY MONSON (DJ)
  • SHIRLEY THOMPSON (CLASSICAL COMPOSER)
  • PEARLY GATES (THE FLIRTATIONS)
The Team

The Team


Meet the dedicated team behind Flashback

Video Promo

Video Promo

A chat with Leee John, Executive Producer/Director of Flashback

Links & Social

Links & Social


Contact Us

Contact Us


If you have any queries or would like to talk through the Flashback Project in further detail please do get in touch.

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