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January 14, 2013
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Chuck Fender delivers brilliant performance at Magnum Galiday Bounce

Chuck Fenda

Rastafarian deejay Chuck Fender delivered a brilliant performance at Magnum Galiday Bounce that capped a successful Xmas season for the artiste.

Dressed in a full white jump suit with the words 'The Living Fire' emblazoned on the back, he entered the stage at 1:45 a.m. to a huge roar from the crowd. And he did not hesitate, delivering a medley of his older hits such as Gash Dem, I Swear and Cry for My People.

However, the highlight of his performance was when he performed his new hit Warning, that energised the crowd and fire rockets began to whiz across the sky. He pulled up the song, and performed it again, and the screams got louder. Then he launched into It Hard and by this time, members of the crowd began to sing along. He closed his set strongly with Bun Up and the crowd roared its approval. He was forced to perform that song three times, and exited with the crowd chanting 'more!'.

Chuck Fender was called back onstage by the MC at the audience's request. He performed the song Dedicated To Mama and made an impassioned plea for the authorities to free Buju Banton, and then performed Oh My Lord and the crowd held lighters aloft and rocked in the cool breeze to the spiritual vibe of his performance.

During the Christmas Season, Fender performed at the Fort Augusta Women's Prison on December 20, then at the Windward Road Sports Centre two day later. He was simply brilliant at GT Taylor Christmas Extravaganza on Christmas Day, at Sting 2012 at Jamworld on Boxing Day and wrapped up the season with an incendiary set at Magnum Galiday Bounce.

"I am pleased that the fans have responded so well to my performances, and they really love the new songs, Warning and It Hard which are just a reflection of the suffering and deprivation the people are facing at this time. I am the Poor People Defender, so I am speaking for them," Fender said.

It Hard is currently blowing up on the air waves locally and in Kenya, Africa, and is in high demand around the world.Warning peaked at #1 on the CVM Hitlist where it remained for three weeks, while It Hard peaked at #3 on CVM Hitlist as well. In the meantime, Chuck Fender's other new single Bun Up, produced by John John, is also enjoying excellent rotation on the nation's airwaves.

Now, he is ready for a fiery 2013, with several shows booked for North America, Europe and the Caribbean.

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