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Monday, May 11th, 2015

A very sad day here at Archive Towers. News has just arrived that Mikey (Taylor -Hall) has passed away over the weekend after a long battle with poor health. Mikey to all that knew and worked with him was a genius engineer, musician, film maker, producer, teacher, mentor and Bristol Reggae/Music legend. Mikey is responsible for virtually all the music from Jashhwa Moses and co wrote, engineered and produced the new album to be released June 22nd this year – ‘The Rising’.
We know Mikey as the original keyboard player from Black Roots, producer of many records that were released on the Shoc Wave label in the 80′s. He worked with many of the Bristol reggae singers e.g Dan Ratchet but in the last month or so we discovered that he co wrote and produced material with Dennis Brown following session work with Aswad.

Here’s a message from Steve Street (another Bristol legendary engineer) Steve now co runs Bristol Archive Records and is responsible for mastering most of the releases – ‘Mikey was a very tough task master but actually really pushed me to become better at mastering which now has a lasting legacy for everyone involved in BAR and RAR’ – RIP Mikey our thoughts are with you and your family – may the music live on’. mikey

The Rimshots Release 2nd single in Japan

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

The Rimshots second single originally released in 1981 has just been rereleased via in Japan.

If you wish two check it out and maybe buy a copy please use the link above

Rimshots Biography

Formed in 1979 in Bristol, England this Power Pop / Mod band started to appear on the British gig scene along side the likes of The Purple Hearts, The Chords, The Beat and Secret Affair. They unfortunately never achieved national recognition but did support The Beat, Hazel O’Connor, The Bellstars and The Bodysnatchers along with many others in their home city and the surrounding area.

This is their second single originally released on Spectro Records in 1981, their first a Ska offering ‘I Was Wrong’ was released on Shoc Wave Records in 1980.

The band were managed by Gene Walsh owner of Shoc Wave and were influenced in their early development by the thriving Reggae scene in Bristol and supported British heavyweight reggae kings Black Roots and Talisman who were leading the charge on the British public.

More information and a digital download Rimshots album can be found at with a vinyl album release in the pipeline.