When creating and performing in the music world Mervin goes by the moniker Mervin Budram – MD or MD for short. MD performed at many events, most notably Belize Gospel Expo, Festival of Hope, YC Belize, Captivated Tour in Belize & Mexico, Giant Slayer Tour in Belize & Mexico, Reach Out Music Fest, Barbados Gospel Music Fest, Antigua & Barnadua Gospel Music Awards, Atlanta, and much more events.
Whether you’re hosting a youth conference, planning a concert, or having a party, Mervin is ready to add that musical enhancement to your event!
Mervin Budram – MD is not only a good friend of mine, but he’s a great artist and passionate ambassador of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He’s an incredible artist, singer, songwriter, and musician… yet rooted in humility with a servant’s heart. Through his incredible music (along with his band, The R1pple 3ffect), Merv’s on-point and on-fire lyrics, and preaching, they have set out to transform the nation of Belize and the rest of the world with the undiluted Good News of Christ. If you want someone that is going to deliver incredible music, a life-changing message, and do so with excellence and the highest level of energy, this is your best option! I highly recommend them for any event, conference, festival, church, or outreach.
Pastor Mark Mohr
Founder & lead vocalist of Christafari
Hi, I am Tim Robinson, director of Reach Out Music. We have a music festival here in Cortez Colorado. I want to give a shout-out to Mervin and say ‘THANK YOU’ for coming and playing our festival. What a blessing you were. I would highly recommend Mervin to anyone who’s looking for someone not only to come to play a great musical performance but just the heart of the community. People were drawn to him. He was a great addition to our festival and we look forward to having him back.
Director of Reach Out Music Festival - Colorado, USA
It was pure joy to have Mervin sing and speak during our PathLight virtual event. His passionate presentation held our audience captive, and his original musical performance made us “Jump for Belize” long after the event was over.
Mervin is dedicated to the things of God and seeing people come to know Jesus as their Lord & Savior. An awesome family man raising his three precious daughters to love the Lord. He does all this through his songs & music, worship is his life
Shelly Usher - Builders' Hardware Limited
Legacy Youth Movement, Belize
Mervin Budram – MD & The R1pple 3ffect Band are absolutely amazing! They are uniquely gifted and anointed to minister within the four walls of the church and far beyond. Reaching the unsaved and encouraging the body of Christ is what I’ve found to be the core of their mission and hearts. I strongly recommend this God-fearing ministry for any event that you are looking to have, positive, influential music that will shift the direction of this generation heavenward to God himself!
Artist / Worship Leader - Kentucky, USA
Live at Giant Slayer Tour (Belize City)
Mervin Budram – MD & R1pple 3ffect Band | Belize Gospel Soca/Reggae Recording Artist
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The Art Shack | Unit # 6 Shopping Center, E Ring Rd, Belmopan
The Art Box | 46 Miles Western Highway, Belmopan
Budram Solutions Limited | 1859 West Belmopan St Second Floor, Belmopan
Yes. Mervin married the love of his life, Ruth Budram, and together, they have three beautiful girls; Chloe, Grace & Iva.
MD stands for Musical Doctor. MD does freedom & healing music.
Mervin is based in Belmopan, Belize. Belize is located in Central America.
Mervin Budram – MD born ‘Mervin Budram Jr.’ is a Belizean producer, songwriter, gospel artist, and entrepreneur. He was born and raised in Belize, Central America. Mervin began singing, playing music, and producing at the early age of nine (9). Writing songs and arranging music was merely a hobby for him until 2002 when he pursued a music career at Shamax Studios as a 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 believes, God performed a miracle by forming a NEW heart, lungs & liver in his body.
Listen to him share about this experience below:
Mervin 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, Mervin was introduced to the art of drumming at the age of nine (9) where he played drums for Faith Assembly of God’s band ‘The 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 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, Mervin started up his own recording studio & recorded songs/ albums for artists such as Blessed Child, Spiritual Chef, Exodus, Rey de Reyes, Dennis Requena, Nigel, Bethany Ann, David Smith, Kudzae, Alida Sharp, 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 his 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 artists namely, Bethany Ann, David Smith, Kudzae, and Alida Sharp. Roots and Honor’s 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 internationally 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 outreach to Barbados and looking forward to every opportunity 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 www.mervinbudram.com and find out how you can be a part of this huge vision.
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.
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