Sunday, March 07, 2010

Lutan Fyah set to blaze in 2010

WITH a good performance at last Saturday's Follow Di Arrow show held at James Bond Beach in Oracabessa, St Mary, Lutan Fyah set the pace for what can be expected of him in 2010.
The singer had to dig deep in his musical arsenal to entertain the vociferous dancehall enthusiasts who were in their element. He appeared on the stage at 2:40 am dressed in a green army jacket, blue jean pants, black turban and black sneakers. The audience roared with approval from the get-go, as he chanted, "Whole heap dem caan believe man say Rastafari now." He did a tight set which included hit songs such as Rasta Still Deh Bout, St Jago De la Vega, Save The Juvenile, Falling For You, Informer, Mightier Than Them All and the recently released Jail. He is getting heavy rotation on FM radio since the release of Jail, produced by Chester Walker and Mooni, and which documents his wrongful arrest, along with his subsequent exoneration in a Jamaican court. Looking Hot (Boops Rhythm) produced by Shane Brown, Mighty Mouth produced by DJ Neil, Give Thanks featuring I Wayne and One Life, also produced by Chester Walker are the other new songs by the artiste.
Born Anthony Martin, Lutan Fyah hails from the community of Thompson Pen, Spanish Town, St Catherine. A graduate of St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS), Martin juggled academics, music and sports. He has three passes at the CXC level and had set his sights on becoming an architect. He also played Manning Cup football for STATHS and in the National Premier League for Hazard United and Constant Spring.
Music has been an integral part of his life, which he first found through his grandfather's Black Universe sound system in Thompson Pen, where he got his early exposure. He first came to prominence with the song There Is No Peace In Spanish Town.
He has four number one singles to his credit, namely Rasta Still Deh Bout, done in tandem with Josie Mel, Save The Juvenile, St Jago De La Vega and, recently, Falling For You. His albums to date are Dem No Know Dem Self, Time and Place, Phantom War, Healthy Lifestyle and Africa.
Now surrounded by a competent management team, Lutan Fyah is set to dominate the music scene locally and to expand his fan base internationally. He recently returned from Gambia, Africa where he performed to sold-out venues and was well-received. He is booked to return later in the year.
The singer left the island on Wednesday for the United States, after which he moves to Europe, where he is scheduled to perform in Holland, France and Germany. A yet-to-be-named album will be released later this year.-The Observer