With a desire to explore his songwriting capabilities, Brendan Tallon formed The Coletranes in the south county Dublin suburb of Ballinteer in the late 1980s along with Bren Berry and Shane Rafferty. After recruiting bassist Alan Montgomery and Brendan’s brother Ciaran on guitar the band were renamed Revelino and Brendan retained sole writing credits for all of the band’s material.
Revelino released three critically acclaimed albums during a seven-year existence and were noted for their high-energy live shows including support to Bob Dylan, The Kinks, Neil Young, Television and Echo & The Bunnymen, as well as playing at many Irish and UK festivals and gigging in Italy, France, Germany and the US. In 1994. Hotpress magazine voted Revelino’s debut album #47 in their top 100 Irish albums of all time. Following the death of legendary BBC radio DJ John Peel, it was revealed that their ‘Step On High’ single made it into his ‘Record Box’, 50 favourite singles.
In 2012 Brendan co-released ‘Saturday Captains‘. This album, a collaboration with Barry O’Mahony, has been described as a ‘startling collection of beautifully crafted and delightfully dreamy alt pop’.
2020 saw the remaster of the Revelino debut album including the first release of their song ‘Happiness is Mine’ as a single and 5 previously unreleased tracks. On Vinyl for the first time, the album reached the #1 spot in the Irish Indie Charts.
2021 sees the release of Brendan Tallon’s first Solo record. The 11 song album “Love in these times” will be out on July 2nd 2021 on Vinyl, CD & digital download. First singles ‘Old Man Superman’ and ‘American Strings’ have received huge radio coverage, with the latter becoming the number 1 most played song on RTE radio1 for the two weeks in May.