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.
Fil-Am acoustic singer-songwriter Gabe Bondoc has finally performed in Manila for the first time ever. The demand for tickets led him and organizers (MAS Presents and Sovereign Hill Records) to open a second date performance, in which both are sold-out! He was accompanied by X Factor Australia star Calvin Orosa alongside local artists like Keiko Necesario, Justin Vasquez, Blessie Pica and FMD Extreme. Filipino fans were mesmerized and overwhelmed with Gabe’s presence. Screaming was all over the venue and I think they’re one of the best crowds ever! Gabe and the fans’ music connection over the years were truly impressive and notable. Continue reading →
Concert photography is challenging yet very rewarding because of the colorful low light situations that photographers need to work with. Sometimes, you don’t need to equip yourself with good quality lenses. You can use fast lenses that works best in low light conditions because of its large maximum aperture. It is important to understand your camera settings as it might do the job for you.
Last week’s shoot of Karylle’s “A Different Playground (The Concert)” at Teatrino has given me the chance to use my latest camera, FUJIFILM X-A2, with its 16-50mm II kit lens. I never thought that it could give me a more natural creative setting in concerts. I’m amazed with the results!
Music comes in diverse forms, and this month’s local music scene round-up via Music Roll further illustrates the versatility of music.
We start with PhilPop 2016’s big bash celebration of Filipino musicality; the celebrated dream collaborations between Ely Buendia and Itchyworms in “Pariwara”; the indie music taking charge of this year’s first ever Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino; to memories worth recalling in Clara Benin’s songs while we wait for her return; in the never-ending cycle of love, denial, separation and finding new hope all together in new singles of Rico Blanco and Arnold Reyes; and for the ability to create free music in Josephine’s story and The Benchboys’ reunion for one last time.
Let’s always celebrate music in all its forms, with the old and new, with the happy and sad, with beginnings and farewells, but most of all for all its good and enduring memories.