Steel Pulse

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About Steel Pulse

Steel Pulse is a Grammy Award-winning British reggae band that has been mixing classic roots vibes with political lyrics and contemporary sounds for nearly 50 years. ∙ The band was formed in 1975 by school friends who found inspiration in the music and message of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ Catch a Fire. ∙ An opening slot on a UK tour with Burning Spear earned them a deal with Island Records, which released their acclaimed debut album, Handsworth Revolution, in 1978. ∙ The group broke through in the US with their 1982 LP, True Democracy, which spent 13 weeks on the Billboard 200. ∙ Babylon the Bandit won a 1986 Grammy for Best Reggae Album, the only time (other than Sting in 2019) that a non-Jamaican artist has won the award. ∙ Steel Pulse’s “Can’t Stand It” was prominently featured in Spike Lee’s 1989 film Do The Right Thing. ∙ Seven of their albums have landed in the Top 20 of Billboard’s Reggae Albums chart, including 2019’s Mass Manipulation—their first to reach No. 1.

Birmingham, England
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