Jahmel A.K.A ” TALLISS ITES ” (meaning Tallest for his Tall and Broad statue) Has lived a life of music,Starting from the tender age of seven. Being grown up in a Half Jamaican Half Antiguan Rastafarian Family In London(Hackney). He was very in tune with his Culture and background always absorbing knowledge of spiritual and ancestral heritage. Playing The Guitar and Congo drums was a natural part of His Upbringing, It was when he Started at “Kingsland Secondary School” He took keen and serious approach to a career in music. This is when he began Playing the BassGuitar and later forming the ” RAS I TES ” band in 1996. His smooth Bass Guitar skills along with His Strong Chanting Voice has made Talliss a very unique individual in the world of reggae.
Being one of the Lead vocalist in the RAS I TES Talliss has developed an irresistible Presence on Stage. He’s Years of continuous Perseverance Has been acknowledged Globally, With Two magnificent Albums From The RAS I TES “URBAN REGENERATION” Recorded when Talliss was only 17 yrs old and “SEX, VIOLENCE & DRUGS” Both Displaying Great Song Writing and Musical Skills. Also writing,singing and recording combinations with Luciano- LEADERS, Makka B-WHEN YOU GET IT, Dean Frasor-ONE WORLD and a Solo Single with Italian Based Producer Ambassa-“KILL DEM WITH LOVE”. Also as a Studio recording musician, His name can be found
across numerous Reggae albums. His unique Bass playing has been compared too the likes of
“Leroy Sibbles” and “Robbie Shakespear”, Who have both approved the Skills and contribution too the world of Reggae that Talliss Brings. TALLISS ITES is now expressing his years of experience, In his Debut Solo Album “MY REVELATION”. Produced by Talliss with musical contributions from various musicians for His own newly formed Lable “MOUNTAIN PEAK RECORDS”.
TALLISS ITES clearly shows his highly versatile Vocal & production skills. With a Wide range of Cultural and Still refreshing songs. These are proving too be an irresistible source
of motivation for all Reggae Lovers and beyond. With “MOUNTAIN PEAK RECORDS” Talliss is producing various Artist, Bringing forth some of the sweetest Reggae songs to be heard in years. He is currently producing New U.K Roots Reggae Artist Such as “Singing Asher & Fire Priest” Both
to be releasing Debut E.P on” MOUNTAIN PEAK RECORDS”.
Also international U.K Reggae veteran “Vivian Jones” Will be releasing Singles Produced by TALLISS ITES for ” MOuNTAIN PEAK RECORDS”. The Live music circuit has embraced Talliss with open arms, where he can be seen as a Compare,Musical Director and Bass Guitarist For Numerous Artist across the Music industry Including Some of Reggae’s Greats such as Lee Scratch Perry, Leroy Sibbles (Of The Heptones), Kymani Marley, Black Uhuru, Hollie Cook(M.D), Andrew Tosh(Son of Peter Tosh), The Abyssinians, Culture, Luciano, Mickey General, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Blood Shanti and The Shanti Ites, Dillinger, The Mighty Diamonds, Natty (Rebelship Band member), Little Roy, Lloyd Brown, Prince Malachi, Dean Frasor, Nambo Robinson, Mykal Rose, Warrior King, to name a few. TALLISS ITES remains an active leading member of the RAS I TES band, He’s Experience in Music Business for 18 years has made him a strong and confident member of the Universal world of music.
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