“Challenge Accepted” is the phrase that is quite applicable to Damian Marvay’s single ‘Survive The Weekend.’ Quite confident is he, that when challenged to indulge in Carnival he quickly accepted. Truth be told, only a fool would not accept, considering all the factors involved; women, music, costume, alcohol, partying and revelry. Marvay’s acceptance led to the most enjoyable weekend of his life and he now extends a challenge to you to ‘Survive The Weekend.’
The Barbados born singer/songwriter/performer is the encapsulation of a “full package”; talent, personality and charisma. With a career in music that stems from Reggae-Soul, Marvay is no novice in expressing himself through music. His debut in Soca during Crop Over 2015 couldn’t come any sooner after lending his vocals as background for the likes of Bunji Garlin, Rupee, Fadda Fox and Farmer Nappy, among others. His breakthrough was a well-received surprise with the track becoming the anthem of many.
Marvay’s relationship with production power duo De Red Boyz and songwriters 7th Wing was an unexpected one for him. It was during his performance at a popular night spot in Barbados that he was approached by Scott Galt of De Red Boyz, to do background vocals on one of Farmer Nappy’s tracks for Carnival 2014. Almost immediately he impressed all those present and was called in by De Red Boyz to discuss his career. The conversations that followed led to the recording of ‘Survive The Weekend.’
For a new comer in such a critical industry, Marvay has experienced a level of success that many have not been able to. The song title and various lines from the hit single became popular hashtags, it was used for two different advertising campaigns during the Crop Over season and he was recruited by Farmer Nappy for Farmer Nappy and De Red Boyz Band. Marvay has spent the last few months traveling with Farmer Nappy to perform an experience which he says is both humbling and entertaining.
The highlight of his performances with Farmer thus far was his debut performance in Canada for Virgin Mobile’s Indie Fridays finale in Toronto, Canada. Marvay is now officially under Farmer’s Management Company ‘Country Life Entertainment’ and is working on new material for release in coming months.