Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Top 6 Musical Influences of Ian Veneracion in His Concert Ian: In Color


One of the child actors who have grown much in the showbiz industry and has shown a colorful path from child actor to action star to award-winning heartthrob. Now, he'll be creating a new palette of colors in his singing career, as a legitimate concert performer.

Stephen Ian Lopez Veneracion, like his love for the arts and the outdoors, takes pride in constantly seeking new adventures to tackle and new subjects to portray. Though shy and not too confident about his talent, his passion for music goes way back. "Playing music has always been a huge part of my private life, but it's only recently that I've come to realize the possibility of other people enjoying my taste in music... in the way I approach it."

Just like his multitude of roles in the movie industry, he also manages to pitch in a wide diversity of song selections, he relates that "I try to play songs in a different light, influenced by my own musical tastes."


So what are his top 6 musical influences? Well, Ian Veneracion terms this as "old school". And these musical influences are what you will hear and see in the upcoming concert on July 11 and 12, 2019 at the Music Museum entitled "IAN: IN COLOR". The concert is a tell-all journey of his life, his moods and his thoughts through music. it will paint a picture of what Ian is in real life, baring his dressed down persona.

1. Sting or Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, is an English musician and actor. Before he went solo he was part of the rock band called The Police. He's been with the group from 1977 to 1984. On 1985 he launched and started his solo career. Some of his hits are Shape of My Heart, Englishman in New York, Fragile, and Fields of Gold. (reference Wikipedia.org)

2. U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin which was formed in 1976. The group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen, Jr. Some of their famous hits are With or Without You, One, and Beautiful Day.  (reference Wikipedia.org)

3. Eric Claption or Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He once been part of the Yardbirds and of Cream.  Some of his famous hits that still being revived and played are Wonderful Tonight, I Shot the Sheriff and Layla. (reference Wikipedia.org)

4. The Eagles are an American rock band from in Los Angeles in 1971. It's founding members were Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner. One of the controversial and yet well known song is the Hotel California. Some others ae Take It Easy and Lyin Eyes. (reference Wikipedia.org)

5. Peter Frampton or Peter Kenneth Frampton is an English rock musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist. He was also previously associated with the bands Humble Pie and The Herd.  If you know some of his songs, well some of them are Do You Feel Like We Do, Baby I Love Your Way, and Show Me The Way.

6. Fra Lippo Lippi is a Norwegian band that consists of Per Oystein Sorensen, Rune Kristoffersen, Morten, Sjoberg, Oyvind Kvalnes, and Bjorn Sorknes.  The band name is derived form Robert Browning's poem about the Renaissance painter Filippo Lippi. Some of their hits in the 80s are Shouldn't Have to Be Like That, Everytime I See You and Light and Shade.

This year's concert will have a totally different approach. He reveals that, "Since it will be in Music Museum, it will be more intimate, hence more interactive. Plus, the arrangements of the songs are something I would describe as musically more playful."

If you're aware, Ian has already released his own compositions on Spotify like "We're All Alone" and "I'll Miss You the Most". So, this means that he's really serious in taking his musical career. A new form of arts for him as his canvass.


He admits that as long as there are people interested in watching his shows, he is open to it, but explains, "but the main point of this new road is a realization that whether in front of a big crowd, or just jamming with friends, I've come to terms with the fact that I can't psychologically survive without music. Just like in other forms of art, music is its own reward. The music but got me!"

Jamming with Ian in his concert are Ogie Alcasid on July 11 and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid on July 12. Other surprise guests are also expected to come and join the jam!

"IAN: IN COLOR" is presented by A-Team and PLDT Home. Minor sponsors include Conzace, HMR, New ORder Urban Lounge Bar, Fernando's Bakery with Bealan Infinity Official. Media Partners are MOR 101.9, the Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, My Inquirer, InqPOP, Bandera, Libre.

Tickets are available at Ticketworld, music Museum or A-Team at 0906-2878049


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