In 1971, Tinga joined the Boris Gardner Happening Band as the lead vocalist. The band toured the entire Island of Jamaica as well as many other Caribbean Islands, mainly on the Hotel/Tourism circuits. This stint lasted until 1973 when Tinga went solo again.
He immediately scored his second hit Funny Feeling, produced by Lloyd Campbell. His success continued with the 1974 winning Festival song, Play de Music written by Ernie Smith.