Steel Pulse announce ‘Handsworth Revolution’ April 2015 UK dates…

Steel Pulse announce ‘Handsworth Revolution’ April 2015 UK dates…

Next April Steel Pulse will play a series of shows including headlining the London Ska Festival on April 4th 2015.

At each show Steel Pulse will be performing their legendary debut album ‘Handsworth Revolution’ in its entirety – the 1978 album is rightly considered a major landmark in the evolution of British reggae.

Steel Pulse have been true to their roots for over 35 years. One of Bob Marley’s favourites, the band has maintained a sense of fierce integrity as it strives to get the message of love and justice across to all people. The band tour extensively worldwide and in recent years have contributed to various relief efforts including the Haitian earthquake and Hurricane Katrina.

Initially formed in 1975 at Handsworth Boys School, Steel Pulse are one of the most recognisable reggae acts of all time. Producing fresh, cross-cultural tunes that linked experiences of urban youth to a greater collective knowledge and tradition, their music was embraced by everyone from Rastafarians to Punks. Their 1987 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album, ‘Babylon The Bandit’ remains the only time the award has been won by a non-Jamaican artist, and they continue to tour and perform with the same fiery spirit, producing feel good music with striking political messages.

The band are currently working on a new studio album, slated for release later in 2015 and the documentary – Steel Pulse ‘The Definitive History’

 

Steel Pulse April UK dates

Thu 2 Manchester, The Ritz
Fri 3 Birmingham, The Library
Sat 4 London, The Forum – LONDON SKA FESTIVAL
Sun 5 Brighton, Concorde 2

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.

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