Since the 80’s, Mystic Bowie keeps the art of music-making fresh and exciting, broadcasting his positive vibe and high-energy shows all across the globe!
From humble beginnings in St. Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica, Mystic is one of Reggae’s hardest–working independent artists, having released four (5) studios albums on his Funky Ska Music label: “Funky Reggae” (1992); “Rebirth” (2002); “Nevah Kiss and Tell” (2009); “Sweet Jamaica” (March 2012), distributed by VP Records, and “Money Tree, The Best of Mystic Bowie Vol 1”.
His signature-style is featured on several compilation albums: “Sharin’ in the Groove: Celebrating the Music of Phish” (2000); “Creole Bred: A Tribute to Creole and Zydeco” (2004); and, “Occupy This Album: a compilation of music by, for and inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement and the 99% (2012).
Not content to be cornered, musically-speaking, Mystic bridges gaps between genres in his original work as well as his collaborations. Beginning in 1992, Mystic was front-man for the TomTom Club for nearly two decades. His highly-engaging performances are documented on their CDs, “The Good The Bad and The Funky” (2000) and “Live at the Clubhouse” (2002) as well as their DVDs, “Time to Bounce” and “In a Bootleg Style”.
He has also hit the stage with acts as varied as the B-52s, Trey Anastasio (Phish) and Widespread Panic. His performances with the TomTom Club are also included on soundtracks for the films, The Long Kiss Goodnight and American Psycho.
In December 2015, Mystic launched his most ambitious – and no doubt, audacious! – adventure to date: Talking Dreads!
A musical explosion paying homage to American punk pioneers, the Talking Heads, Talking Dreads is the brainchild of a Rasta man whose mastery of the mash-up leaves you wanting more! Talking Dreads takes Talking Heads’ hits for a tour in the funkiest Caribbean funhouse: straight to the intersection of Art and Groove, where the sonic gospel convinces us to stop making sense and join the party. Cuz when it’s Mystic Bowie running this ship, you’re gonna set sail for hot, sweaty, mind-blowing fun!