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Talisman live footage Dec 2011

TALISMAN live at the Fleece, Bristol: fan-filmed video footage available

UK roots reggae band TALISMAN performed live at the Fleece in Bristol last night. Fan-filmed video of the show, including tracks “Nitty Gritty” and “Stride On”, can be viewed below.

The homecoming gig, with support from PAPA ROOTS SOUND SYSTEM, concludes a successful year for the Bristol group, after the release of Dole Age – The 1981 Reggae Collection, followed by the group’s first Bristol show for 20 years back in May.

The track “Stride On” features on the Dole Age… LP; here it is live:

“Stride On”

The vinyl format of the Dole Age LP also features the previously unreleased track “Nitty Gritty”. Here’s the band playing the track at the Fleece:“Nitty Gritty”

Originally formed in 1977, the 2011 line-up of the band includes the following founding members:

  • Bekele Sengor (also known as Dehvan Othieno) – lead vocals and guitar
  • Leroy Forbes – lead guitar
  • Dennison Joseph – bass

After nearly 30 years Bristol Archive Records put together Dole Age… showcasing the band at their peak in 1981. The CD contains the band’s two original 7” singles and eight live cuts from Glastonbury Festival and a Bath University show.

The Bristol label is also set to release on 5 March 2012 a new ‘lost’ album from REVELATION ROCKERS – the band that went on to form TALISMAN. A deluxe edition of TALISMAN’s first album (from 1984) Takin The Strain is due out on the same day.

The Bristol Reggae Explosion Vol 3 – The 80’s part 2, which features a TALISMAN track, is also due out not long after, on 19 March 2012.

TALISMAN has one upcoming show so far in 2012:

  • 31 Mar. 2012 – WAMA, High Wycombe


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