VJP Music Roll: Guide to Upcoming Foreign Concerts in Manila

2017 is about to pass and you probably watched one or any of the great foreign artists who dropped by the country to this death-defying year of awesome concerts. This year, we were treated to the music of Bryan Adams, Goo Goo Dolls, Shawn Mendez, The Moffatts, Coldplay, James Taylor, David Guetta, Village People, Liam Gallagher, In the Mix, Dream Theater, Michael Learns to Rock and Britney Spears to name a few.

Celebrated concert organizers like Ovation Productions, Wilbros Live, Midas Promotions and MMI Live among others are continuously striving to get the best roster of music artists on stage as this industry thrives well.

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VJP Music Roll is fortunate enough to give you this three-part list. Manila is booming the whole year round with highly anticipated tours. We are grateful to Ms. Grace Foronda for keeping us posted on all her events. We want to make sure you know all about it so you won’t miss any of it.

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Christian Bautista grips relentless ballads on new record ‘Kapit’

Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista performs at the Music Museum recently for the launch of his latest album “Kapit.”Christian Bautista Kapit Launch (8)

For more than 15 songs, Christian had the audience singing earnestly with his timeless popular hits and covers including, “Colour Everywhere,” “Afraid for Love to Fade,” “Ngiti,” “I’m Already King,” and “The Way You Look at Me.”

With numerous critically-acclaimed hits and several acting stints, Christian has already made an incredible mark in the entertainment industry.

Kapit promises lyrical masterpieces, original melodic ballads, and a pristine voice only Christian Bautista can offer. “This album is a journey to find my next music path, a challenge to write more songs and to continue writing songs for others,” reveals Christian. Continue reading

David Pomeranz shares his timeless songs at Teatrino

Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter David Pomeranz is back in Manila for a 2-night concert at Teatrino’s intimate venue, and shared his timeless songs and unpretentious personality to his supporters. I’m pleased seeing his audience with a genuine love for an artist such as David Pomeranz. I love his good humor and distinctive timbre.David-Pomeranz-Up-Close-(17)

I’ve previously watched him perform with music legend Melissa Manchester at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum last April 2016. We were serenaded by vivid songs and life stories then. Over the years, David Pomeranz’s solo recordings and songs have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.

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Retracing the Passage of Sab

Sabrina has always received a lot of attention for precisely doing a lot of covers. Despite her status, she has come to be known as Asia’s Acoustic Sweetheart, recognized in ASEAN countries for her musical ability and acoustic style. Her “I Love Acoustic” series in 8 volumes to date has reached loads of Platinum successes. sab-2016-4

Setting aside her significant talents, as a performer and a recording artist, what makes Sabrina special are her three specific gifts: humility, love for supporters, and just importantly, her genuine perspective in song writing.

Over a span of eight years, Sabrina has performed a number of original songs written like “Again” (by Anj Sulit) and “Sa Bawat Paghinga” (by Toto Sorioso). Adding to her song treasury of originals are “One True Love,” “Over For Now But Not Forever,” “Oh Boy,” and “Paradise.”

As anticipated, she’s inspired to create songs from her own experiences and thoughts as she is extremely positive about releasing an all-original album. She probably didn’t spend a long time thinking about this dream, instead, she starts it with the first step of writing songs. She is focus to her goals no matter how bold and risky it may be. For her, this comes as a reinvention of herself.

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