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Tinga Stewart


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In 1971, Tinga joined the Boris Gardner Happening Band as the lead vocalist. The band toured the entire Island of Jamaica as well as many other Caribbean Islands, mainly on the Hotel/Tourism circuits. This stint lasted until 1973 when Tinga went solo again.
He immediately scored his second hit Funny Feeling, produced by Lloyd Campbell. His success continued with the 1974 winning Festival song, Play de Music written by Ernie Smith. With confidence, experience and a well-established career, Tinga wrote the following years winning Festival song, Hooray Festival sung by his talented brother Roman Stewart. And in the year 1981 he walked away with a winning song “No Weh Nuh Betta Dan Yard” produced by Rita Marley… That song was on the lips of every Jamaican across the island.
Now a seasoned artist, Tinga has focused more on studio works with modest success. He completed two albums on John Carrols Callabash label Key to My Heart and I Feel The Music. Having already made his mark on both the Jamaican as well as the international reggae world, Tinga decided to further his repertoire by teaming up with and adding that Tinga flair to the dancehall style. Between 1978 and 1979 Tinga did four songs for producer Joseph Hookin of Channel One Records. The songs are “Dry Up Your Tears”, “Gonna Fall in Love”, “Long About Now” and “Rainy Night In Georgia” which hit the charts in England.
Tinga is the one who influenced the carrers of renowned singer Pam Hall,Yami Bolo and Twiggy.


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