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Back in the 1970s and ’80s, Truffle was a big name in heavy rock in Portsmouth.

Now, fans of the Fratton band can remember their heyday as they play a reunion show in the Glasshouse at the Pyramids tonight.

The band regularly filled the Rock Gardens Pavilion, which was at the site of the Pyramids at the height of their fame.

They also opened for bands like Twisted Sister and Diamond Head (the band that inspired Metallica) at Portsmouth Guildhall.

Plus, they played rock covers under the name of The Mafia and still do today.

German record label, High Roller, released all of the band’s recorded work last year in three albums. But this weekend’s one-off show is the first time they’ve performed live in more than 20 years.

Performing alongside them will be Siege and Tightrope, two other popular Portsmouth bands of the time and DJ Fly will be adding to the party atmosphere.

‘The show is looking like being a sell out, with half of the tickets already sold,’ says Dave Glover, bassist with Siege.

For tickets (£8.25) and further details, see truffletightropesiege.co.uk.