About

Thomas, known to everyone as Tommy, Cowan was born on 6 April 1946 in Newmarket in the rural parish of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. He joined a group called The Merricoles which became The Jamaicans. Tommy began to branch out in 1974 and, with Byron Lee’s full support, started releasing records on his own Starapple label and he set up the Talent Corporation (Now the Talent Inc) the following year along with Gayman Alberga and his colleague from Dynamic Warwick Lyn.

Tommy became more involved with Bob Marley & the Wailers and toured Europe with them in 1979, then travelled with them to Africa where he was compere for the now legendary Zimbabwe Independence Day Concert at Salisbury. Talent Corporation’s services had been promoting live performances since the early seventies; Tommy was originally involved in the conceptualization of Reggae Sunsplash and Sting although he would eventually become the Master of Ceremonies and the representative for these now legendary outdoor reggae concerts until today. Talent Corporation had distributed Bunny Wailer’s and Peter Tosh’s first solo albums, and Bob Marley’s ‘Natty Dread’ single. In 1982, he released an album, The King’s Music, credited to Tommy Cowan & Thunder, and featuring musicians such as Willie Lindo, Robbie Lyn, Lloyd Parks, Bongo Herman, and Dean Fraser, with backing vocals from his wife Carlene Davis, and Beres Hammond.

After many years as a devout Rastafarian Tommy returned to the Christian faith in 1996, and he has established Jamaica’s leading gospel music organization, Glory Music . He is married to Carlene Davis. In recent years the Talent Corporation is renamed to The Talent Inc and is operated by his son Nathan Cowan. Nathan is a legend in the making as one of the youngest, successful entertainment business managers to come out of Jamaica. His broad experience in the entertainment world is unmatched when compared to others in his generation. He has attained an associate’s degree in Entertainment Business Management from Trebas in Toronto Canada and graduated from the University of the West Indies with a degree in Tourism Management in Kingston Jamaica.

Experience (PRESENT)

C.E.O at The Twin Cities Reggae Festival

June 2012 – Present :Minneapolis, Minnesota USA: The First Annual Twin Cities Reggae Festival Founded by C.E.O Nathan Cowan. Staged for the first time in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA at the Metropolitan

Ball Room. Produced by Nathan Cowan. On June 6th 2012 which featured Reggae Soul Train Award winning Artist Gyptian, Mo$ion and DJ Flabba Dabba from Kingston Jamaica.

C.E.O at The Talent Inc Artist and Athlete Booking Agency

April 2011 – Present : Kingston Jamaica The Talent Inc Artist/Athlete Bookings, Dub plates and Management Agency.

Director of Films at 13thTribe Multimedia/Caribbean Films

January 2008 – Present: Kingston, Jamaica Caribbean Films Television Commercials, Music Videos and Photo Shoots. Directed 30 Music Videos in all Genres of Music. Directed 2 International

Music Videos

Miami Florida Usa for artist Tafari “Rude Bwoy” and Carlene Davis “Blue Waters” George Town, Grenada

West Indies. Directed and Conceptualized 3 TV Commercials .Co Directed alongside Photographer

Tiffany Lue Album Photo Shoot for Gospel Artist Carlene Davis Album Entitled “True Worship” 2008

Promotions Manager/Booking Agent at Glory Music

2003 – Present : Glory Music Conceptualization of Festivals and Promotion .Christian Artist Show

Booking and Management.

Co-Producer for The Fun In The Son Christian Music Festival

March 2002 –present: Kingston, Jamaica, Port -au-Prince Haiti and New York , USA . Glory Music’s

Fun In The Son Christian Music Festival the largest festival of this kind in the Caribbean attracting over

100,000 people yearly. Co-producer of the Fun In The Son Festival in Kingston Jamaica , Port-au-Prince

Haiti and New York, Usa. As a Producer I initiate projects and oversee it from the conceptual stage through completion. www.funinthesonjam.com

EXPERENCE (PAST)

Co Host and Locations Manager for Tempo Caribbean Television

February 2008 – February 2008 (1 month)Kingston , Jamaica : Tempo Caribbean Television “Tempo

In de Streets Jamaica Edition” As the location manager I was responsible for the finding and securing

locations to be used and coordinating the logistics involved for the production to successfully complete

its necessary work in Jamaica.

Road Manager for Damian “Jr Gong” Marley at Bob Marley Group of

Companies /Ghetto Youths International

January 2006 – March 2007 (1 year 3 months) Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area: Bob Marley Group of

Companies /Ghetto Youths International. Responsible for the Management of Reggae Grammy Award

winner Damian “Jr Gong” Marley .Show Bookings, Branding, and personal Management.