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Remember the band Revelino?

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Remember the band Revelino? Those memories are fond aren't they? One of the best bands to come out of Ireland in the 90's. But what happened? How could a band who made it into DJ John Peels legendary 'Record Box' be forgotten? Where are they & why did they not get the credit they deserved? And why is there fantastic back catalogue long out of print!

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Irish band Revelino released three albums in the 1990’s. Their most well known songs are “Happiness is Mine” which received healthy airplay on Irish radio, the single “Don’t Lead me Down”, and “Step on High” which was a favourite of the late John Peel.

Revelino was largely the project of Brendan Tallon, a former footballer with Dublin club Bohemian FC. Revelino emerged following the demise of Tallon’s previous band, The Coltranes. Revelino included former Coltranes members Bren Berry on guitar, and Shane Rafferty on drums. Joining them were Alan Momntgomery on bass and Brendan’s brother Ciaran on guitars.

They first appeared on the Dublin gigging circuit in late 1994. Their first album was released at the same time. The band’s sound was somewhere between the walled guitars of the shoegaze era and a 60’s pop sensibility reminiscent of the La’s. The band had gained enough attention by the end of 1994 for “Happiness is Mine” to be voted into Dave Fanning’s ‘fab 50’. The single ‘Don’t Lead Me Down’ followed in 1995.

The second album ‘Broadcaster’ solidified their reputation in Ireland. Released in 1996, it was a somewhat darker album than its predecessor, especially on songs like “Streets of Many Towns” and “All Hope is Fading”. The album also contained the catchy ‘Step on High” which received airplay on the John Peel show.

The failure of Broadcaster to take off outside of Ireland led to the eventual break up of Revelino. The band had been reduced to the Tallon brothers and Bren Berry by the time third album “To the End” was released in 2000. This album built on Broadcaster’s darker moments and received wildly positive reviews from the Irish music press.

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