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Mishka is a Bermudian musician and singer/songwriter. A traveler and sailor at heart; his lyrics and sound are deep reflections of the reggae roots soul and consciousness of the Caribbean culture in which he grew up but which are equally infused by his hypnotically bluesy folk acoustic compositions and vocalizations.
Mishka first emerged back in ‘99 on the independent music scene in London with his eponymously titled debut album put out by the influential Brit record label, Creation Records. Since then he has toured extensively throughout Europe, the Americas, Japan and Australia and has gone on to release 5 more full length studio albums, all of which have received worldwide critical acclaim. The most recent album, Roots Fidelity, was released in 2015 under Mishka’s own indie label Mishka Music and recorded and produced in Maui, Hawaii.
OF GOOD NATURE
Of Good Nature incites and unites listeners with a fusion-friendly approach to today’s music, uncovering a highly accessible sound that concentrates on lyrics, uplifting energy and musicianship, packed into a potent blend of alternative, pop, rock, soul, and reggae. Ever evolving, OGN incorporates different instruments, backgrounds, genres and styles, creating extraordinary and excitingly passionate music, expressed on the stage and on the record.
Of Good Nature recently supported Michael Franti & Spearhead on the Good Day For A Good Day World Tour in Fall 2021, performing in amphitheaters across the United States. In July 2021, the band joined the Dirty Heads Orlando Vacation lineup with Dirty Heads, Sublime With Rome, and Hirie. In November 2021, the band sailed on the first Soulshine At Sea supporting Michael Franti, Allen Stone, Fitz and The Tantrums, Niko Moon and more. OGN also has been invited three times to perform on Sail Across The Sun with headliner Train.
On July 30 2021, Of Good Nature released their “Cover EP”. The four cover songs innovate and pay tribute to classic hit sing-a-longs such as “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers, and “Valerie” originally by The Zutons, iconized by Amy Winehouse. OGN is commonly celebrated by fans for their unique style and sound, implemented by technical drumming, soulful vocal melodies, and brass trombone, and original to only this group of prolific songwriters and their creative process. Full length albums “Everything Turns Gold” (2020) and “Timeless” (2019) were recorded with A-list producer Danny Kalb (Beck, Ben Harper, Foster The People) at White Star Sound in Charlottesville, VA, and reached iTunes and Billboard Charts.
Additionally in 2020, the band was selected by Sierra Nevada as a featured artist for ‘Doing Big Things’ and partnered with RoofAbove Charity raising donations through live-stream performances to help the homeless in the band’s hometown of Charlotte NC. Of Good Nature’s band members include Cam Brown (guitar, vocals), Brandon Hucks (trombone), David Hamilton Jr. (drums), and Clifton Bundick (bass).
Jonathan Frith was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1970, to Bermudian parents. Consequently, he jockeyed back and forth from the gritty streets of New York, to the sublime ocean-country of Bermuda, which explains some of the duality of his songwriting perspective.
His father, Michael K. Frith, worked with Jim Henson and The Muppets as head of Art and Design, creating Miss Piggy and Fraggle Rock, among other characters and shows. By age 5, Jonathan was literally living in the unparalleled universe of the Muppets. Surrounded by Puppeteers, puppet-builders, writers, singers, artists, actors, and the over-arching presence of ground-breaking creative genius, Jonathan couldn’t help but be absorbed into the creative spirit. He started writing songs at age 13, and was soon recording and playing to living room audiences.
Originally intending to become a Political Cartoonist, Jonathan ultimately earned a BFA in film and video from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1993. He is the author of over 30 short stories (some award-winning), several volumes of poetry, and “The Wazoo Bowl”, a novel for children. He is also the illustrator of the “Sporty Little Field Guide To Bermuda.”