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Live Music: Talisman

17 April

Talisman at Princess Pavilion, Falmouth. Starts 8pm

Thirty years after they recorded their debut long player, 1984′s Takin The Strain, Bristol's roots reggae pioneers, Talisman have found enough space in their busy live schedule to record their third studio album, I-Surrection.


Having reformed in 2011, Talisman have spent the last three years honing their skills and playing live shows at every opportunity, including the support slot on The Selectors' recent UK tour.

Original core members Dehvan and Dennison have also found the time to write the six new songs that, along with their dub counterparts, form their album.

It's hard to escape the economic and political similarities between today and the bands early eighties heyday, so it's no surprise that all of the songs deal with political or roots themes and resonate with the classic sound of British reggae from the golden age. The way the music sounds is no modern pastiche; Dehvan and Dennison have been playing together for 35 years and the classic roots sound comes naturally. Likewise, the social conscience they display in their song writing has always been part of the Talisman sound.

They are the real deal and this is a reggae band with genuine heritage.

£10 Advance / £12 on the door
Doors 7.30pm, Starts 8pm Standing

Call 01326 21122 for the Pavilion box office or book online via SeeTickets or CRBO