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Mishka – Biography

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Hawaiian based Reggae Pop star Mishka has always been a traveler.  A man on a conscious musical mission, his Journey has now come full circle.

Born in Bermuda and raised in the Caribbean, Mishka is a traveler and a sailor at heart.  A free spirit, whose lyrics melodies and grooves, are reflections of the roots and culture in which he grew, Mishka’s music is Caribbean at the core, and yet it’s an eclectic sound that contains many elements and genres.  From bass heavy roots reggae, to mellow acoustic ballads, songs of love, songs of social justice and consciousness, you have to hear for yourself and experience the music. 

Mishka’s Journey has taken him full circle, from an independent singer songwriter, to major label fame, through the bright lights of Hollywood, and finally right back home, where he is at his best, in the Islands, creating his own sound, with artistic integrity and full creative control over his craft.

Since his last studio release Mishka has reworked and re-issued several of his early albums. He also was invited to travel to Key West Fl., where he recorded at Jimmy Buffet’s Shrimp Boat studio. The Key West recordings resulted in an EP entitled Ocean is My Potion. Order Ocean Is My Potion

All along Mishka has been writing, performing, and rehearsing the songs that would become The Journey. Returning to his creative roots, fully independent and totally in control of his art and career, The Journey is a statement of where Mishka has been but also where he is going. The Journey was released on Jimmy Buffett’s Mailboat Records, November 19, 2013. Order Journey

Mishka has released four full length Albums to date including the eponymous Mishka  in 1999, One Tree  in 2005, Above the Bones in 2009, Talk About in 2010, and EP’s Anything Anytime Anywhere (2011) and Ocean Is My Potion (2012), all of which have received critical acclaim around the world. In 2009 Mishka released a special digital only collection of acoustic songs entitled Guy With a Guitar which iTunes named the Best Singer Songwriter Collection of the Year.

Mishka, has performed with a wide cross-section of top acts including Anuhea, Dirty Heads, Michael Franti, Matisyahu, John Brown’s Body, Burning Spear, Slightly Stoopid, Pepper, Luciano, Sly and Robbie, The Roots, The Cat Empire, Gregory Isaacs, Donovan Frankenreiter, Jimmy Buffet, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown & many more.

Mishka’s releases have charted around the globe including his last three releases reaching the #1 spot on Billboard Magazine’s Reggae chart.  Mishka continues to tour extensively both solo and with his band playing clubs, theaters, and festivals all over America, Canada, the Caribbean, Hawaii, and Japan.

Content from Mishka’s Official Web Site – HERE

Get Mishka’s New EP, Featuring Jimmy Buffett

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Renowned reggae artist Mishka has released a new EP entitled Ocean Is My Potion.

The record features Jimmy Buffett on two of the tracks, and is available now at iTunes for $5.99.

  1. Ocean Is My Potion (feat. Jimmy Buffett)
  2. Love You (When I’m Close To You)
  3. Rebel Soul
  4. Love and Roots
  5. When The Rain Comes Down
  6. Constant Revolution
  7. Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season (feat. Jimmy Buffett)


news_mishkaepCelebrated recording artist Mishka’s new release, the “Ocean Is My Potion” EP, is a journey back to his musical roots. Like Mishka himself, the album is imprinted with the sounds and emotions of the islands, with influences that range from the heavy bass of Reggae to the gulf and western stylings of Jimmy Buffett.

Mishka first met Jimmy Buffett when he was an entrepreneurial five year-old delivering fresh croissants to Jimmy’s sailboat in the French West Indies. The musician and young Mishka formed a fast bond, and Jimmy wrote and recorded a song about him called, “Chanson Pour Les Petis Enfants” which translates to, “Song For Little Children.”

When preparing to record his latest album, Mishka handpicked his support team, which led him back to his old friend from the islands. This album will be his first release on Mailboat Records.

Recorded at the famed Shrimpboat Sound Studio in Key West, the album features Mishka’s take on the Jimmy Buffett classic, “Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season.” The track features both famed musician Mac McAnally and Jimmy Buffett himself.

Born in Bermuda and raised in the Caribbean, Mishka’s music is a natural fit for Mailboat Records. Caribbean at its core, with an eclectic sound that blends island beats with mellow acoustic ballads, the music is amplified by the messages of love and social justice that are delivered straight from Mishka’s heart.

Mishka has played and toured with many artists, most notably Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown, Dirty Heads, Matisyahu and the Roots.

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