Frequently Asked Questions

Start the journey of getting to know reggae soca singer Mervin Budram – MD and how to get him at your event through the question below. Don’t see you’re question? Contact MD directly at Kindly allow two (2) business days for him to reply.

How can I book Mervin Budram - MD & The R1pple 3ffect Band?

To book Mervin Budarm – MD & The R1pple 3ffect Band simple send an email to and include the dates, venue & important details for the event.

Does Mervin Budram - MD perform without the band?

Yes Mervin performs without the band using soundtracks. As much as possible he prefers performing with the band but understands there are instance he simply cannot.

Does MD only do reggae, soca & caribbean style?

No. MD also does contemporary & Caribbean worship & praise.

Where can I find MD's Music?

Mervin Budram – MD’s music is available on most online store including Itunes, Amazon MP3, CD Baby, Spotify to name a few. You can also get MD’s music on or at Positive Belize Music local store in Belize. The store is located in Belmopan at 17 Garbutt Creek Street, 501-623-3683,

Is Mervin Budram - MD Married?

Yes. MD married the love of his life, Ruth Budram and they have two beautiful girls; Chloe & Grace.

What does the MD stands for?

In short, MD stands for Merv Douglas, Mervin Budram’s initial artist name.

Where is MD located?

MD is located in Belmopan, Belize. Belize is located in Central America.

What is MD's Story?

Mervin Budram – MD is a Belizean producer/songwriter/ Gospel Artist born, raised, and based in Belize, Central America. MD began singing, playing music and producing at an early age. Writing songs and arranging music was merely a hobby for him until 2002 when he pursued a music career at Shamax Studios as producer & engineer. Mervin started to collaborate with other artists but it wasn’t until 2009 when he won the national carnival song competition with his song ‘Jump for Belize,’ that he started to embrace his journey as an entertainer and performer.

He was born March 16th 1983 to Mervin & Juanita Budram and immediately had to fight for his life as the doctor gave him up to die. He believe, the God of the Bible performed a miracle by forming a NEW heart, lungs & liver in his body. Listen to him share about this experience below:

MD grew up loving music and often walked around the house singing at the top of his lungs. Their devotion times in the house were a big festivity; banging sounds of bottles, bath pan and home maid shaker from a fork and grater filled their family living room.

In 1993, MD was introduced to art of drumming at the age of nine (9) where he played drums for a church band ‘Conquers’ which later became New Beginnings Gospel Band. He was also very active in the worship team at Faith Assembly of God church which propelled him to learn guitar & keyboard.

In 2002, He pursued his passion for music & got a job a Shamax studios in Belmopan where he had the privilege of working with some of the best local artists within Belize such as the late Andy Palacio, Supa G, Jacob Diggz, MessNjah, Mikal, Lady Indie, D-Revelation, Louis Wade Jr. & many more.

In 2008, MD started up his own recording studio & recorded songs/ albums for artists such as Blessed Child, Spiritual Chef, Exodus, Rey de Reyes, Dennis Requena, Nigel & Ensi & many more.

In 2009, MD entered the Belize September Carnival Competition and walked away with first place. He toured the song across Belize and made his first music video to the hit song, “Jump for Belize.” This single is available on Itunes for sale. []

In 2011, MD along with childhood friend, Brian Lopez, started R1ppe 3ffect Band – a vibrant Caribbean band that brings a positive message of hope to Belize and the nations of the earth through the musical art form of soca, reggae, dance hall, dance pop, & worship.

In 2012 MD married the love of his life Ruth and started his family.

In 2013, MD started up his own record Label, Roots and Honor Records with the help of his business partner and friend, Andy Lin. They have signed 4 artist namely, Bethany Ann, David Smith, Kudzae and Alida Sharp. Roots and Honor vision is to “Change the World… One song at a time”

In 2014 MD started to produce his first solo album, launched his website, and performed international at the Reach Out Music Festival.

In 2015 MD release his first music video and single off his debut album titled ‘Giant Slayer.’ MD along with the R1pple 3ffect and friends toured the country of Belize and hosted FREE evangelistic throughout Belize.

In 2016, MD released his debut album Break Free in April. He is taking an outreach to Barbados and looking forward to every opportunities to share the love of God & make a lasting impact on the world. He wants to change the world through everything he does and make it better than how found it. Visit and find out how you can be a part of this huge vision.

On his free time, he serve on the board of Legacy Youth Movement as director & worship leader. He also co-own and manage TAS Belize [], which is his “Day Job.”

YES MD is passionate about Music but if you would ask him he would tell you that the passion for music in his life is fueled by the greater passion for his Savior and King Jesus Christ.

How can I meet MD?

Meet MD at an event near you. Go to our events page to find out when MD will be in your area.