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Talisman are one of the UK’s top British Roots Reggae bands from the late 70’s and early 80’s.

The band’s prowess back in the day earned them support slots with acts as diverse as Burning Spear, The Clash and The Rolling Stones.”

With their debut album first released in 1984, Talisman are now known as the roots reggae pioneers of Bristol. Now, after reforming in 2011, Talisman are touring new music, bringing in old classic tracks and new tunes written by their 2 remaining original members, Dehvan and Dennison.

“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…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.”

Check out their music and get ready to invite them on to the Altitude stage come May!

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