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

Celebrating the Month of Love in Music

It’s the month of love and there’s no better way to celebrate love and all its forms but with music.

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This month, we’re celebrating love for music in one of the biggest events we look forward to every year – the Super Bowl Halftime show with performances from none less than the likes of Coldplay with special guests Beyonce and Bruno Mars, in what is dubbed as the celebration of the past half-century of pop music that highly influenced and inspired people and made histories.

There’s also the nostalgic kind of celebration as Asia’s premier vocal ensemble The CompanY commemorates their 30-year musical journey with a new album aptly called “Nostalgia.” For them, nostalgia is both looking into the past and letting it inspire them as they make their way to new boundaries in their career.

Just as the case of The CompanY, Journey’s Arnel Pineda continues to make waves as he recently signed a multi-deal for his solo projects and at the same time juggling tour schedules with his band.

The annual MYX Music Awards also celebrates and recognizes the Pinoy’s love of their own, as it rounds up the final list of nominated musicians and their songs that shaped and shook the OPM world this past year.

Surely not to miss as well is Justin Bieber’s applause-worthy comeback as he rises from scandals from the past two years, and proving to everyone that he’s learned his lessons quite well by coming up with back-to-back hits ever since revealing himself to the spotlight once again through his new album.

And finally, it’s also a celebration of lasting music legacy left by music icons David Bowie, Natalie Cole and Eagle’s Glenn Frey.

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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.

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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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VerJube Photographics Launches the VJP Music Roll to Provide More Music News

VerJube Photographics introduces #VJPMusicRoll – a monthly round-up of selected major news surrounding the OPM music circle and other relevant updates and developments in worldwide music.

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For our first release, we are tackling about a Filipino stage and singing icon set to make her Broadway comeback, a highly promising stage actress and singer making waves in London’s West End, a Korean-American songwriter/singer lending her voice for Studio Ghibli, anniversary concert celebration from Asia’s Premiere Vocal Ensemble, a bossa nova happy ending, and the newest songs to get addicted to from PhilPop 2015′s top 12.

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