Mikey Chung

Mikey Chung
Chung, on tour with Peter Tosh (1978)
Background information
Birth nameMichael Chung
Also known asMao
OriginKingston, Jamaica
InstrumentsKeyboard, guitar
Associated actsInner Circle, Black Uhuru, Word, Sound and Power, Compass Point All Stars


Michael Chung (given birth to 1954) also called Mikey “Mao” Chung, is a key pad, acoustic guitar and percussion participant, arranger and record maker of Jamaican music. He spent some time working with several music artists from Jamaica and somewhere else, notably Lee Perry and Sly and Robbie.

Chung, of Chinese language Jamaican descent, was raised on Tewari Crescent in Jamaica, later on moving along with his family members towards the Vineyard City section of the town, going to St. George's University. He started his profession in music as the guitarist for the Mighty Mystics, The Virtues (1967–69), Era Gap, as well as the Federal government Studios house music group the Now Era Band, before using artists such as for example Jacob Miller and Internal Group in the 1970s. As an associate of Word, Audio and Power from 1978, along with Sly & Robbie, he supported Peter Tosh on Mystic Guy, Needed Dread and Alive, and Bush Doctor, playing acoustic guitar and synthesizer. He performed for Lee Perry's music group The Upsetters (?-1975?-?), as well as the Compass Stage All Celebrities (Island Information). He frequently followed Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare on the recordings and performed guitar for Dark Uhuru on the albums Crimson and RELAX.He spent some time working numerous Jamaican and international performers, including Maxi Priest, Elegance Jones, the Rolling Rocks, Serge Gainsbourg, Bette Midler, Big Hill, Art Outfit of Chicago, Wayne Dark brown, Garnett Silk, Joe Cocker and Sinéadvertisement O'Connor.He's the sibling of keyboardist/maker Geoffrey Chung. He offers one daughter.