Nevis-born Steel Pulse drummer is dead

By MyVueNews Staff-writer

The late Steve ‘Grizzly’ Nisbett, a former drummer of the Steel Pulse Band.

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 21st January, 2018 ( – Steve ‘Grizzly’ Nisbett, a former drummer of the legendary UK based Steel Pulse Band, is reported to have passed away unexpectedly, according to a post on the band’s Facebook page.

The 18th January post informed, “It is with a heavy heart that we must pass the sad news that today, our brother, our friend, our time keeper for so many years, original founding member of Steel Pulse, Steve “Grizzly” Nisbett has passed away suddenly and unexpected.”

It continued, “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. Bless Grizzly, Rest In Power!”

Nisbett joined the Steel Pulse Band in 1977 and retired from the band in 2001. He had migrated to the UK as a teenager in 1957 and played drums and percussion with several bands before linking up with Steel Pulse.

He also visited the federation on several occasions.

One of the few photos of ‘Grizz’ playing the drums.