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Bunny Marrett – RIP

Last week we lost Orville Marrett aka Bunny Redz Marrett to cancer.
Bunny was a product of the Bamboo Club having arrived in Bristol via Wolverhampton, London and then back to Wolverhampton for a short while.>

Born in Montego Bay, Jamaica he travelled to England to be with his parents in 1958.
Whilst in Bristol he became recognised as an actor, poet, musician and songwriter – character around St.Pauls.
Bunny recording one 12″ single for Shoc Wave Records in the late 70′s ‘Times are Getting Harder’>

His finest work was recorded in 1983 with The Startled Insects, Bristol Archive Records released the material on LP and CD in 2012 – a fantastic piece of work, a fusion of roots reggae and jazz.
Bunny wrote the legendary Bristol anthem ‘Bristol Rock’ recorded and released originally by Black Roots in the late 70′s along with another of his songs ‘The System’.
Bunny will be missed by everyone that knew him…………’Cheers Me Old Fruit’
Here’s a link to an interview we did with Bunny –>
Photo credit = Alex Cater

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