• Big People Party 2016


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    The Prince of Soca

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    Martin Jay

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    Big Pappy


Martin Jay began his radio career on September 30th 1990 at 8pm on Choice FM radio. He used this platform to become a household name within the Caribbean community as The UK Prince of Soca.

In July 1997 Martin embarked upon a new stage in his commercial career when he became co-presenter of the flagship breakfast show, one of the most coveted slots for any DJ due to extensive audience figures that could be reached daily. He spent 14 amazing years waking up London with music, interviews, laughter and his own special and unique style.

Martin aka Big Pappy considers himself a Caribbean Music specialist and has interviewed a vast number of Caribbean artists including Sparrow, Machel Montano, David Rudder and the late Arrow. Creating a platform to showcase the immense talent, beauty and fun that he knows lie in the Caribbean. He has been involved in the creation of some of London's biggest soca parties including Cocoyea, Soca City and Colours.

Martin has also branched out into other dynamic forms of Media dabbling in print media by hosting a column in The Voice Newspaper and more recently by creating and running an online TV channel www.socavision.com together with his son Duane Jay and step-daughter Rochelle B. Bringing a visual aspect to what he enjoys most, celebrating the beauties of the Caribbean.

This year will mark his 25th Anniversary of The Caribbean Affair, which can still be heard every Sunday evening on www.bakahnalradio.com from 6pm - 8pm

He has recently launched a website www.djmartinjay.com that consolidates all his ongoing projects and promotions.


Some 33 years ago my cousin Ian Sweetness and I decided that music was going to be a part of our lives and we started to buy music regularly. I dont think either of us believed that music would be such a big part of our lives. Friday 4th November THE BIG PEOPLE"S BOATRIDE will cruise down the Thames to the awesome sounds of Martin Jay and Ian Sweetness of Satisfaxion Sounds and it will be hosted by my younger brother Vinny Ranks. THE MV ROYALTY FESTIVAL PIER 8.30PM - 12.30AM. £30 Tickets are inclusive of a welcome rum punch as you board and a hot Caribbean meal. Soca meets Revival meets Rare Groove The Big People's Boat Ride