ShunTai - Artiste
ShunTai is a Jamaiican Reggae Gospel Psalmist, singer, songwriter and Producer.
Christened Mark Tomlinson hails from Windsor, St. Elizabeth Jamaica, His mother Cynthia delivered him in August of 1961 a revolutionary period as Jamaica became an independent nation and Reggae Music began it’s transition from Ska.
Windsor was the like the Waterhouse of St. Elizabeth and the beat of Reggae music reverberated every week end, by the age of five ShunTai’s identity as a reggae music lover began to blossom.
At age six ShunTai relocated to Williams Field another town close by to live with his Grandparents, his grandfather had a record changer so the Beat of Reggae music was ever present in his life.
By age eight ShunTai knew Jesus Christ and began to learn of his teachings as is written in the New Testament and began attending St. Barnabas Anglican church where the knowledge, wisdom and understandings of Christian living was forever entrenched into his life; ShunTai is also influenced by the wisdom and teachings of the various Spiritual Elders of the nearby communities, and is very open to everyone’s religious identity.
In December of 2001 ShunTai attended a Reggae Gospel concert at Alpart in Jamaica and met legendary backup singer for Bob Marley, Judy Mowatt who performed that night and spoke for a few precious minutes thus began the influence towards the Reggae Gospel Music genre.
ShunTai performed for the first time in 1998 at the Orange County Convention center in Orlando doing cover songs from the Bob Marley’s repertoire.
Began exploration of producing music in 2005 through the influence of his friend Glen Floyd whose guitar riffs can be heard throughout the musical journey.
ShunTai has been performing extensively in the Eastern coast, Western and Central Florida bringing the message of Jesus Christ, averaging over ten performances per year since 2009 with other local and international Artists opening for the likes of Janet Lewis, Marlon Anderson, Bridget Blucher, Dr. Lt Stitchie, Sanchez, Judy Mowatt, DJ Nicholas and others.
In his most recent performances in 2012 he has opened for the likes of Marlan Anderson, Bridget
ShunTai currently resides in Oviedo, Florida, USA
Adhere's to the teachings of His Majesty Jesus Christ, The First.
A Musician of the digital age.
ShunTai writes, produces, sings and performs his own compositions
He continues to build on the foundations already laid down by great men of the reggae banner before him, seeking to use music as the medium to deliver the message of love, peace, unity, equality and justice for all mankind regardless of their race, color or creed, religious preferences or cultural differences.
ShunTai promotes the upliftment of the oppressed, the poor and the needy, promotes peace, not war, love and not hate.
Musical inspiration and aspirations is derived from the work and dedication of Bob Marley, keeping that vibe and mission alive is very important for the younger generation.
Released the first solo album “I Stand”, December 2007, remixing the popular ones from 2009-2011.
New singles such as, “Guide and Protect Dem Lord” appeared in November 2010
“Umoja Now I Say God’s Children”, released in Nov of 2011
Extended play (EP), “Umoja-The Spirit of Unity” released Sept 2012.