I am one of five Miss Tun Pickney. A life surrounded by music, Rock Steady, Ska and Reggae led the brothers to create a band called the Instigators with some friends. After the band broke up two of the brothers went on to be successful musicians and producers winning awards and creating numerous hits in the UK reggae scene. The pull of the music industry being too strong I decided it was now time for a new venture. Hence Dingazz Music and Miss Tun Pickney the artist was born with a mission to produce new reggae, no covers, no re-releases of classic 'riddims'. Channelling years of experience into reggae productions with a twist. Miss Tun Pickney writes and produces the songs.
Two major influences are Bob Marley and Sly & Robbie. The former took reggae to the next level and is still the standard measure. The blend of great music, lyrics and staying true to beliefs left its mark and at the same time showed reggae had no boundaries. What Sly & Robbie produced was greater than the individual parts especially their work with Black Uhuru. This was an early lesson, find and produce your own sound and through collaboration, you can create and achieve more.
Miss Tun Pickney plans to continue producing new reggae collaborating with new and established vocalists. Always on the lookout for new twists and turns but foundations are drawn from the reggae greats.
Sometimes you need a helping hand with the creative process. Be it lyrics, arrangement, production or other expertise.
Sometimes the sum of the individual parts achieve something greater. This is the great challenge of creating music. The following are a source of inspiration.
Tony Mac (aka Tony McElveen) is from the US and lives in Houston Texas. He has been singing professionally for 25 years. He grew up singing in church and developed his vocals skills entering local, regional and national singing competitions. Subsequently, working with bands in Texas.
He currently runs an entertainment company that specializes in finding the perfect vocalist for his clients.
You can hear Tony on the song 'Unattainable'. A great vocalist that added so much to the song.
Barrington has worked in the entertainment industry since he was 16. He learnt his trade working the pubs and clubs of London and spent many years as a successful DJ. In the late 90’s he moved to the European circuit. He is known up and down the Costas in Southern Spain for his Soul, Motown and reggae performances.
A great entertainer and superb vocalist well respected locally and internationally. Hear him on the single 'Your Magic'.