AKAPELA: Our First A Cappella Concert Experience

We’ve been a big supporter of a cappella singers since the time we are asked to cover the Akapela Open led by Mr. Ryan Cayabyab. Since then, it’s been a great three-year experience working with the most amazing people in the music industry.

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We are glad to experience another first as the Philippine Contemporary A cappella Society beams with pride this year to present AKAPELA, a one-night-only contemporary a cappella concert featuring two of this generation’s most talented and in demand vocal acts in the country today — Pinopela and Baihana.

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A Nostalgic Night with the Music of Melissa Manchester and David Pomeranz

Music legends Melissa Manchester and David Pomeranz performed together in an enchanting night of love songs last April 6, 2016 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Melissa Manchester & David Pomeranz - VerJube (8)

Asia’s Mr. Crooner Arthur Manuntag opens the stage with some great classics and jazz. He sung different musical impressions from influential jazz personalities like Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Michael Bolton, Shirley Bassey and Ray Charles. Check out the performance below from this video courtesy of Arthur Manuntag.

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In Photos: Chicago Live in Manila

It’s great to work with my better half for this concert. It’s been a challenge for him to go back to shooting live music once again. Together we experienced that exhilarating moment upon seeing the blazing light show. Chicago’s show is one of the most challenging since the lights are on high intensity, as they’re are also composed of 9 members yet it helped these musicians to perform better.


Highlights for me were when they played their signature hits including the duet with Journey frontman Arnel Pineda. Video by Legato Music Magazine

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10 Great Local Concerts Worth Watching

Here is a glimpse of local concerts worth watching happened at the first half of the year and documented from our most favorite live music venues, MusicMuseum and Teatrino in Greenhills, San Juan. We’ve waited for these artists to take the stage again.


Ver and I had the usual conversations about the upcoming events and casual random scenes at work. What would they play? How would they sound in collaboration with other artists? Would we get some glances of their music and magic? Would there be an up close and personal moments happening after the show? Or would I like this artist eventually after watching them live?

If you noticed, we’re not posting much about comprehensive live music events recently. In exchange, we introduced to you our #VJPMusicRoll to provide us more music news and access to music. Nonetheless, even if live music photos and info have receded a bit, we promised you a moving forward music trend. You can always check our Facebook fan page, Twitter and Instagram for more of the music happenings.

Furthermore, we encourage live music involvement as it serves as a very effective tool of fan engagement. Catch your local artists’ live, support Filipino music and send us your views and desires if you come across our web blog. It’s not too late to explore and listen to these talented Filipino artists because their music might be life changing.

Here are our emerging top 10 great local concerts worth watching in no particular order:

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