Chris Martin celebrates birthday at Big Yard
VP Records reggae recording artiste Christopher Martin celebrated his 29th birthday in style last Sunday night with specially invited guests including friends and industry players at Big Yard Studios on Westminster Road.
Among the guests were Big Yard boss Robert Livingston; Martin's manager, Lydon 'Kingy' Lettman; fellow recording artistes/entertainers Bling Dawg, Busy Signal, Tony Gold, Laden, Iceman, Nitty Kutchie, DMajor, former national 400-metre record holder Jermaine Gonzales and six-time Olympic gold medallist" Usain Bolt.
Alcohol flowed in abundance, food aplenty and, of course, there was music.
Following the usual birthday rituals and cutting of massive cakes, Martin and his fellow entertainers put on quite the show, performing samples of an upcoming project for friends and well-wishers in attendance, including rising industry mogul Shantell Hill and emerging roots-reggae singer Racquel Jones.
Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves but none more than that birthday boy himself.
"It was a great vibe, overall. All the people came out on short notice. So many artistes came out and performed as well. Awesome!" said the artiste who, a decade ago, won the Digicel Rising Star competition that helped propel his now successful recording career.
As it relates to Bolt's attendance, Martin said it would not have been as special had he not been there.
"He had to be there. He is my brother, like that, so once he is available and on the island, any pan a knock and Christopher Martin is involved you will see Usain Bolt there," he said.