Tonight at 7.30 pm, The Bungalow, located on Rust Street, St Clair, will be the venue for the launch party of the Happy Riddim launch party.
The main players are Jesse “College Boy Jesse” Stewart and Steve Sealy Jnr and they will be supported by popular artistes Raymond Ramnarine, Turner, Wadiki and 3rd Bass.
Having both made their debut for T&T’s National Senior Football team as University students, Sealy Jr and Stewart are proving that they continue to be Trinbago ambassadors and Soca Warriors; not on the field but out of the recording studio.
The pair have both hung up their boots and have similarly turned to music to wean themselves off their first love.
Sealy Jnr’s football dreams fell apart when he was diagnosed with stage four cancer, while Jesse endured a knee injury. Sealy Jnr successfully fought his cancer battle crediting a positive mental state for his triumph.
For Stewart, music has seen him through his career path changes too, his latest move led him from leaving the corporate world, to pursue his passion as an artiste.
His love of the stage brings him true happiness.
The pair has teamed up to spread happiness in a time when the nation seems to need it most and though many say happiness is an inside job, no one will protest music that inspires it.
The lead single off the riddim (Happy Song) is performed by College Boy Jesse, and includes a music video produced and directed by Renaldo M0atamoro of RM Visuals. The video was shot on the streets of Port-of-Spain, highlighting the vibrant energy of “the Happy Capital of the world.” The video is meant to evoke happiness and help listeners to rediscover the happiness within.
The song writing was a collaborative effort from College Boy Jesse, Curleen Stewart and Steve Sealy.
The Happy Song is produced by Steve Sealy of Ghostwriters Records and with this song, Sealy hopes to add to his list of iconic soca release including Big People Party, performed by Farmer Nappy; Machel Montano’s Life Of The Party; Denise Belfon’s Whining Queen; Drupatee and Machel Montano’s Indian Gyal; and, 5 Star Akil’s Partier to name a few.
For College Boy Jesse, the writer behind hits for the likes of Machel Montano, Skinny Fabulous, Alison Hinds, Lyrikal, Teddyson John, Aaron Duncan and Rikki Jai to name a few, performing throughout the globe pales in comparison to the hope of sharing a song that transcends geographical limitations, reaching every corner of this twin-island state he loves.
This project is now available at all radio stations and the Happy Song official video can be seen on digital platforms and local media houses.