The reggae community is currently in very deep mourning. A founding member of probably the greatest reggae group ever outside of Jamaica has lost one of its founding members.
Steve ‘Grizzly’ Nisbett of the great reggae group, Steel Pulse, has died. The group confirmed Nisbett’s passing by releasing the following:
It is with a heavy heart that we must pass the sad news that today, our brother, our friend, our timekeeper for so many years, original founding member of Steel Pulse, Steve ‘Grizzly’ Nisbett, has passed away suddenly and unexpected. As we the Steel Pulse family far and wide have lost someone so close to us, we will still take the stage in a few hours on the Jam Cruise, knowing that the joy that Grizz had bringing the Steel Pulse music and message to our beloved fans around the world, will continue on today, and his spirit, love, and love for you all will ring out across the seas, touching your heart and ours.
Steel Pulse is from the Handsworth area of Birmingham, England and were the first non-Jamaican act to win a Grammy award for the best reggae album.
Steel Pulse is famous for classic reggae songs like Bodyguard, Roller Skate, Stepping Out, Chant a Psalm and Rally Round.