DJ FATHER TISH

DJ FATHER TISH AKA RUPERT LEWIS HAS BEEN DEE JAYING FOR MANY YEARS AND IT ALL STARTED IN JAMAICA WHERE AN OBSESSION FOR PLAYING REGGAE MUSIC AND SELECTING THE WICKEDEST TUNES GAVE HIM A SIGNATURE STYLE WHEN SPINNING AT ANY HOUSE PARTY OR CLUB.  HIS MISSION IS TO BRING THE WORLD AN EXPOSURE TO GREAT MUSIC, FUSING REGGAE, HIP HOP, R&B AND SOCA BUT ALSO INTRODUCING YOU TO THE VERY BEST IN REGGAE MUSIC.   

 

FATHER TISH GOT HIS START PLAYING MUSIC AT HOUSE PARTIES IN JAMAICA IN THE LATE 70s AND TOOK THIS PASSION FOR MUSIC WITH HIM TO AMERICA.  HIS COLLECTION OF VINYL AND CDS IS SECOND TO NONE IN NEW ENGLAND. FROM HIS IMPRESSIVE AND UNIQUE COLLECTION OF RECORDS HE WAS ABLE TO HELP KICK START THE FIRST REGGAE SHOW (POSITIVE VIBRATIONS) IN PORTLAND, MAINE AT WMPG COLLEGE RADIO.

 

BECAUSE OF HIS EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF MUSIC (ALL GENRES) HE WAS ABLE TO PROVIDE DJ SERVICES FOR THE COLLEGE PARTIES, SUMMER REGGAE SHOWS AND LOCAL BARS IN PORTLAND, MAINE.   DJ FATHER TISH BECAME THE FIRST REGGAE DJ TO GET A RESIDENCE NIGHT IN PORTLAND, MAINE AT THE FAMOUS “MOON NIGHTCLUB”. FROM THERE HE SPREAD HIS WINGS TO PLAY EXTENSIVELY AT MULTIPLE NIGHT CLUBS IN PORTLAND, MAINE DURING THE 90s.  

 

DJ FATHER TISH CAN BE SEEN SPINNING LIVE AT THE PORTHOLE DURING THE SUMMERS AND IS A RESIDENT DJ FOR PROFENNO’S BAR IN WESTBROOK.  HE CONTINUES TO BRING THE MASSIVE THE BEST BLEND OF REGGAE, HIP HOP AND SOCA AND TRAVELS THE NORTH EAST (NEW ENGLAND) FOR CORPORATE AND SPECIAL EVENTS.  UNLIKE MOST YOUNG DJS FATHER TISH AKA CMB SOUND CAN PROVIDE YOUR VENUE WITH THE BEST SOUND QUALITY EXPERIENCE IN PORTLAND, MAINE.

I have done numerous live shows in places like Portland, ME, Boston, MA, New York, Miami, FL, Seattle, WA, Atlanta, GA, and Las Vegas; djing alongside artists including Beres Hammond, Buju Banton, Luciano, Beenie Man, Alpha Blondy, Cocoa Tea, Fat Joe, Yellow Man, Mr. Vegas, Spragga Benz, Kevin Little, Akon, Sizzla, Capleton, Elephant Man, and many more. I moved to Oregon in 2016 and connected with KBOO radio,niceupradio, and Ras Danny Fallon for a gig as a special guest DJ. I’ve djed shows, parties and clubs side by side with various Portland DJ’s: YT Small Axe, Trinity Sound, Shortchange, Solo, Selecter Margo, Piz, Nayiram, Mo, Valan Primus, Dj  Brain Bnick,Dj Short Change, Dj Panaflex, Charles Y2Ksound, Djmo, Selecter Babo, Ron Napkin, Dj Prashant Kakad. I have organized community events such the Portland Somalian Festival. I was also hired to DJ at the Pan Afriacn Festival in 2018. I own CMB Sound System LLC and provide speaker rentals as well as engineering services. You can catch me live every Sunday 11am-1pm on Nice up Radio. I ensure that professionalism has been attained and delivery of the music has been achieved 100%. Let I, DJ Smokie, take you to an international mix of music!

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