Born in Sangre Grande and raised in the Royal Chartered Borough of Arima, Trinidad, Ian Anthony Alvarez better known as Bunji Garlin, is a Trinidadian artist and international soca royalty. He is affectionately known as "de girls dem darlin" (although now married to Faye-Ann Lyons, a fellow performer) and also "fireman" for his famous chant of "Fire!" during his performances. Garlin says he got his stage name from the bungee cord, which is flexible and Garlin is a type of gun with powerful shots. In his own words: "...no matter what they send at me, I will always bounce back."