Known as “The Prince of Teleserye Theme Songs”, Bryan Termulo held his 2nd Bloggers' Conference at Insomia Bar in Centris last February 9, 2013 to introduce his upcoming 1st Major Concert entitled “Bryan XXV Termulo” The Birthday Concert! Yup it is his birthday, so this is his gift to his fans.
The night was filled with fun and laughter as Bryan Termulo answers questions from the bloggers. Gladly, Bryan Termulo was game with the session and most of the bloggers shoot their questions, though some of them were already known to many. Mommy Jo ask one question that made everyone listened to what would Bryan will answer. The question was “Tell us things that we don't know about you (Bryan Termulo)?” Well before that here's something about Bryan Termulo and his upcoming Birthday Concert.
When you're an industry newcomer, it helps that your name sounds familiar. Perhaps the fact that “Termulo” is actually an anagram of “tremulo” (a trembling in music) helped Bryan Termulo somehow ring in the heads of industry movers? Or maybe – most likely – he turned heads because of that soothing, balladeer extraordinaire swagger that got most looking.
It mght also be the good looks. But then again almost every artist out there – even those devoid of originality – has that. Good looks could only take you so far. But now, after just several years in the industry and finally getting his biggest break thus far by getting to sing the theme song of the phenomenal teleserye “Walang Hanggan”, Bryan, it seems, is just getting started.
Dubbed as “The Prince of Teleserye Theme Songs”, and aptly, after making hits one theme song after the otthr in primetime teleseryes on the Kapamilya network, the young balladeer is now crossing over yet again to another arena: concert performances.
“Pressured ako “coz I have less than two months to prepare. I should give all my best. It's my first concert. I'm thinking if the tickets will be sold, kung marmaing manonood, baka mamaya ma-sold out tickets pero wala namang nanonood,” Bryan candidly says of his fears, with his huge boy-next-door grin on.
After getting the runner-up plum back in 2007 for Pinoy Pop Superstar Year 3, most artist would probaby think they're not good enough. But was it just a trend that most contest runner-ups end up as great or even greater, superstars than the actual grand winners of singing contests?
Case in point, the “runner-up” success got Brgyan a slot in the weekend noontime show of the Kapuso network SOP where he stayed for three years, while juggling an acting career in “All My Life” playing the character Dino. In his third year with his former network, he launched his first album “Begin”, at the same time crossing over to his network's rival ABS-CBN.
With the Kapamilya network, he continued juggling acting and singing duties, as he became a mainstay in ASAP 2012, co-starred in Budoy, and sang three teleserye theme songs, “Bihag”, “Pagdating Ng Panahon”, “Hanggang Ngayon”, “Dadalhin”, and “Kailan” for the network's most successful teleseryes “Walang Hanggan”, “Dahil Sa Pag-ibig”, “Kung Ako's Iiwan Mo”, “100 Days to Heaven”, and “Ina, Kapatid, Anak”, respetively.
Untiring, he also releasedf his sophomore album “Hanggang Ngayon” last year while preparing for another whirlwind year as he sings “isang Sulyap Mo” yet another theme sing for upcoming teleserye “Juan Dela Cruz” top-billed by Coco Martin and Erich Gonzales.
Bryan is also juggling singing and acting throughout the year yet again as he is set to star in the upcoming teleserye “Against All Odds” starring Judy Ann Santos, KC Concepcion, Sam Milby, Jericho Rosales and Jessie Mendiola.
Obviously thankful for all the blessings thrown his way, he admits to still be into his first love, singing, “Singing is my first love and the reason why I'm in the industry. I'm known as a singer. Acting is just a bonus.” And even though the blessings are coming from all corners, the thinking artist knows he couldn't let his guard down, “I still want to finish studying so that if acting and singing do not work out, I'll have that to fall back to.”
Bryan says he is lucky to be doing that one thing he loves most while traveling thentire country.
“Mahilig kasi ako sa lakwatsa pero 'di ako mahilig sa night life. It's memorable having to travel for free – getting to places that I want to go to even though jus the airports,” the singeracotr says, laughing at the irony of it. “The fact that you can travel the entire Philippines because it's your profession is such a blessing,” he adds.
Busy as he is, he arms himself with a most obvious fan tool for artists like himself: social media. “Wala namang masama mag-'Hi' ka. Sometimes kumustahin mo sila (the fans). If you have a show by air or by sea, and then you see they're there, you have to be thankful for that.”
The thanks don't stop there though as he admits to loving the fan interactions, especially on stage.
“You an maximize your skills on the stage and you can really reach out unlike in the studio, you sing but when the people want to go to you, they can't do it,” he says acknowledging the importance of touching base with his fans.
Fans who are looking forward to Bryan's first solo concert should take hints at the fact that he's listening to a variety of artists like One Direction, Jason Mraz and Bruno Mars.
“I want the fas to see that this is not a typical balladeer concert. I'm preparing really well, we really chose the best songs, and the performance is not just singing only. I'm gonna give my best and I will sing with my mind and my heart,” Bryan teases.
Bryan's first concert coincidentally falls a day after his birth date, hence the title “Bryan XXV Termulo”. This only means one thing for the fans, it's going to be a party.
Right now, Bryan admits to being busy at all the prepartions, to the point of obsessing over the dos and don'ts with his production team. The balladeer is quick to point out though that trust plays an important part in his team where he listens to inputs as they do when he gives his.
“Sometimes I do suggest songs when I feel it would help. I'm very open naman if they say otherwise. I have my thoughts, I have my ideas, but if my team says otherwise, I'm okay,” he says.
From now until the date of the concert, as Bryan juggles with the usual singing and acting, there would be tons of preparations going on.
Right now, with eveything in place, Bryan admits to not being too complacent, as he whishes for the best in the upcoming concert – his first since he launched his dbut album in 2010. How does he cope with the pressure
“Practicce hard, pray hard and work hard so that the concert becomes a success,” Bryan divulges.
When Bryan entered the scene, all he had was the voice, the good looks and his tremulo that is supposedly enough to sen reverberations across the scene. As he nears his first major concert, Bryan is baking on this same tremulo, this time wishing it would be the fans quivering in shriekds and excitement.
His promise for the concert is simple: “Fun, Enjoy and at the same time, party.”
Catch “The Prince of Teleserye Theme Songs” Bryan Termulo at “Bryan XXV Termulo” The Birthday Concert on March 9, 2012 (Saturday) at Music Museum, 8PM! With special guests Liezel Garcia, KZ Tandingan, Bugoy Drilon and Melai Cantiveros. Ticket prices 2,000, 1,500, 1,200 and 800. For ticket inquires please call Ticketworld at 891-9999 or Music Museum: 721-0635 and Teatrino 721-6726. Php2,000 VIP ticket buyers will get a Limited Mini-Magazne of Bryan Termulo plus a Meet & Greet after the concert!
Bryan Termulo's sophomore album “Hanggang Ngayon” is still outon all record bars, nationwide.
Oh before I finish here are some of the things that we doesn't know about Bryan.
- He loves the bitter taste of Ampalaya. He doesn't eat it if it's not bitter.
- He does nailbiting.
- He's forgetful, especially with his cellphones.
- He's not a techie guy.
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