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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The 2016 Concert Recap

2016 has been a tough year but fantastic at the same time, in terms of music experience. We are extremely grateful for it. And every year, it is an achievement as we look back on a full and rich musical moments captured through photos with all-time artistic legends.

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To discover new music, listen to artists’ powerful vocals and just be at the moment with the beat is truly life-changing. It has transformed us to be a super fan, as we become inspired and celebrate music through any circumstances and battles that we may have in life.

Taking pictures of them has been a knock-down challenge to our creativity, freedom of expression and artistry. It has been an eventful and interesting 2016 with every act brought to us by Wilbros Live, Ovation Productions, Midas Promotions, Royale Chimes Concerts & Events and Concert Republic, through one of the country’s best PR specialist, Grace Foronda (GLF Events Management Services). Without them, it won’t be easy and all these won’t be possible. We really appreciate their extreme generosity to include us to their roster of media team.

Take a peek into our 2016 coverage, a pretty perfect summary of the #concertfeels that we have had, featuring renowned international artists with their exceptional musical genres. In fact, we actually haven’t gotten over these just yet.

Most of them are artists we grew up with, proving Filipinos’ eclectic musical tastes and passion for any kind of music. Their songs saved our lives musically and lyrically. We will remember them for the rest of our lives.

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Kenny Rogers and The Stylistics: A Walk Down Memory Lane

Writing is tough. It’s been hard to stay motivated when you can’t think of the right words to tell about things. I’ve been waiting for the right time for my brain to function well and get into this mindset again, when I need to get the job done even if I have no free time in my head. Words will come as I positively think.

I’ve been eager to sum up the story about legendary artists Kenny Rogers and The Stylistics since last week. I posted some things and pictures about them on our Facebook:

I feel like I can’t go on anymore after watching these icons onstage. I feel like I have not moved on. Kenny Rogers ending his music career and Stylistics performing anything that you could’ve wanted in a classic soul and RNB concert were sort of an off-the-roof experience.

I ask myself again, what I should share about these recent concert happenings, which left us sentimentality for the past few weeks. Both concerts were brought to us by Ovation Productions, one of the biggest concert promoters in the Philippines owned by the passionate and hardworking power couple Celinda and Rene De Guia. We’re all thankful for them for bringing us the music of all these world-renowned foreign artists to the country.

Kenny Roger’s Goodbye Concert

We have the fond memories of watching the iconic, Kenny Rogers. He bids farewell to his Filipino fans as we are all fascinated with his life stories, charisma and wit.

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Charming as he is, that’s what I’ve seen through my lens. I’ve seen lines of wisdom, stories behind his eyes, put there by love, personal battles and lifelong music. And that I heard the most beautiful, calming and touching songs that I usually hear on air.

We are moved by Kenny Roger’s bravery to perform his world tour despite how he looks fragile onstage, but grateful at the same time for this chance to catch him live once more to perfect this final world tour.

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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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