March 22, 2013
Steel Pulse perform at the United Nations General Assembly Hall, NYC. WATCH >>
March 5, 2013 SteelPulse.com relaunched to help fans learn more about us, the music, and our focus on love and justice.
In 1978, race relations in Britain were in crisis. The National Front was gathering power and immigrants lived in fear of violence.
But that year also saw the birth of a campaign - Rock Against Racism (RAR) - aimed at halting the tide of hatred with music - a grassroots movement culminating in a march across London and an open-air concert in the East End. The campaign involved groups like TheClash, Steel Pulse, Buzzcocks, X-Ray Spex, The Ruts, and others, staging concerts with an anti-racist theme, in order to discourage young people from embracing racist views.
Steel Pulse are preparing for the “celebration of life concert” for Steve “Grizzly” Nisbett on Wednesday May 23rd. The band have invited many famous guest drummers who will perform on a track each. Among those confirmed so far are:
Adrian Young / Dreamcar & No Doubt
Stephen Perkins / Jane's Addiction
Yesod Williams / Pepper
Fish / Fishbone
Rock Deadrick / Ziggy Marley, Joe Walsh, Tracey Chapman, Ben Harper
Courtney Panton Jr / New Kingston
Rome / Common Kings
Jeff Kollman / Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats, Alan Parsons Project, & Glenn Hughes
Blake Colie / The Lions
Oliver Charles / Ben Harper + Gogol Bordello
Mario Calire / Formerly The Wall Flowers + Ozomatli
Jamey "Zeb" Dekofsky / Tribal Seeds
The event will be hosted by acclaimed Grammy award winning record producer, Native Wayne (Wayne Jobson) who fronted the weekly "Alter Native" show on Indie 103 and co-host former tour manager and current concert marketing agent, Anjali Raval who also tour managed Steel Pulse.
The band will perform their debut album “Handsworth Revolution” in it’s entirety along with their most well known songs. There will also be a charitable donation to causes that Grizzly’s family would be supportive of.
Our music is for the upliftment of all people on Jah planet. We must work together for a better tomorrow, to live in I-nity with all creation."
- David "Dread" Hinds
The Pulse can't be stopped. Since the mid-70s they have produced the sounds which are now considered timeless classics. From the opening strains of Handsworth Revolution to the heartfelt African Holocaust, Steel Pulse has stayed true to their roots. Learn more >>