Sister Allison

b. Allison Colleen Mason, 5 November 1969, London, England. Mason has worked in radio and as an actress, as well as proving her writing skills both musically and as a poet. In 1990 she began the long…
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b. Allison Colleen Mason, 5 November 1969, London, England. Mason has worked in radio and as an actress, as well as proving her writing skills both musically and as a poet. In 1990 she began the long haul to stardom performing in talent shows around London. From 1991 she demonstrated her radio DJ skills for Powerjam FM alongside the distinguished Sugar Dread. She also freelanced for the short-lived Rockers FM and BRI FM stations. In her appearances on the Powerjam show she has become recognized as a resolute teacher of black history, and through the programme organizes talent shows for aspiring musicians. In 1993 she joined the harmony group Ebony Hites, where her vocal skills elevated her profile. In 1994 she accepted an acting role playing Vinette in the acclaimed play Bups 2. At the same time, as a singer she also recorded the popular ‘Fight The Fight’, and her debut, Wailing, with Norman Grant of the Twinkle Brothers. Her busy schedule also included session work at the Brixton-based Lion Music studios and Barry Isaacs’ Reggae On Top, where she featured on Pablo Gad’s Life Without Death. In 1996 she appeared in two plays, The Magic Dutch Pot as Princess Mrs Olusmit, and in the leading role in the celebrated Miss Run Tings. She continued to pursue her recording career, working with Mad Professor for Divas En Roots Volume Three, the popular ‘One Pot’, and further sessions with Norman Grant for ‘Show I The Way’ and ‘Sorrow’. In 1997 her diverse career included sessions with Isaacs for ‘African Descendants’ and with Mad Professor for ‘Motivation’ and ‘Hypocrites’, while she appeared on cable television in the situation comedy Nutty Dreadful. In addition to her recording and acting commitments she has also earned a reputation as an outstanding live performer, including appearances at various Lion Roots and Twinkle Showcases and as a support to Culture in 1995. She has worked alongside many of the top reggae performers, including Buju Banton, Bunny Wailer, Luciano, Johnny Osbourne, the Mighty Diamonds, Sweetie Irie and the Ruff Cut Band.