Bio

Emiliyah and The MightyZ All Stars

Emilia 'Emiliyah' Witkiewicz - Singer

Originally from Warsaw, she is a true vocal phenomenon.  Without doubt the most exciting new talent on the Reggae scene.  Never formally trained, she started her musical journey with Jazz, Blues and Soul music before finally choosing.... Reggae.

Singing from her heart always, Emiliyah has already worked with names like Janet Kay, Vivian Jones, Winston Reedy, Kenny Knots and Starky Banton... to name but a few.

Stuart 'MightyZ' Inglis - Bass Guitarist

Stuart co founded Portsmouth's first ever Reggae band 'Sound System back in the early 80s.  Sound System supported some of the big names in UK Reggae in the 80s, including Winston Reedy and Talisman.  Since then he has worked on recordings with artists such as Susan Cadogan and Vivian Jones.

Bri Cotter - Guitar

Born in Zambia and bought up listening to everything from African to Irish Folk music, Bri is a relative newcomer to Reggae music, having played a mixture of acoustic folk, ska and ska punk in the past.  He has confounded everyone by attaining that reggae sound that has taken others years to master.  Bri adds solidity to the band with his metronomic timing and, as always...feels happy and blessed just being there!

Torin Glock - Percussionist

The wild free spirit of Torin has been delighting our audiences for over a year now. The phrase 'lost in music' could have been invented for Torin.  Watch out for his strap on when he lets loose into the audience.  Ok - better clarify that - its a strap on drum!

Christian Cowlin - Keyboards

Came to us fresh from touring for about 7 years with the Wailers.  This man has been everywhere and worked with just about everyone.  Christian still works with Junior Marvin's Wailers and is sound man for Aswad, as well as being part of the Majestic.  He still finds time to play with the MightyZ All Stars and has been a key man in the creative direction of the band, having written or co-written many of the bands riddims.

Tommy 'Keys' Denton - Keyboards

Tommy steps in to the keyboard when needed and never fails to nail it.  A highly professional keyboards player who enjoys a chance to play a little Reggae Music with Emiliyah and the MightyZ All Stars