Showing posts with label Band. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Band. Show all posts

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Jay Justiniani Sings Again, Now with the Fireflies

6:44:00 AM

 

"Once an artist, always an artist," maybe this is a phrase that I could define Jay Justiniani, the former vocalist of Cueshe and now the lead vocals for the band "Fireflies." After seven (7) years and the onslaught of Covid19, Jay is back to singing, and this time he sings with the "Fireflies" band.

Early this September, a gig happened in Fiyo Bagi Restaurant and Bar. It is the relaunched of the "Fireflies" band together with a new set of band members. The current members of the group were composed of Junjie Dosdos, the keyboardist when he was in Cueshe, now Fireflies' songwriter and rhythm guitarist. JC Del Rosario IV is also a songwriter and bassist for the band. RM Tolentino, the drummer. Pat Galut, the lead guitarist. Of course, Jay Justiniani, Cueshe's former vocalist and now the lead vocals of the group "Fireflies."

Right after a few song performances of the group, which include pieces from the former band where everyone is familiar with Jay singing, a press conference was held together with some bloggers and media present. It was exclusive enough for a small number of individuals and platforms to cover print, TV, and online.


 
With so many questions to ask, I was more interested in the dynamics and process of how they create their songs for the new band, the Fireflies. According to Jay, "... luckily with this group nga, I'll tell you again, Junjie is a resolute writer, I also try to write songs and JC comes over there... that's a nice thing about it and then everybody is just everybody... hindi na-oofend... everybody comes to creating better songs." So, I can say that in this group they are more open and collaborative with the songs they make. It is indeed a good opportunity for a band.

With their songs, according to Junjie, who was from Cueshe, it is really hard not to sound like your former band because that's your style but they are striving not to make it the same as from their past song pieces.


A quick trivia about the band Fireflies, according to the band they named it Fireflies because they wanted to be that spark or a flicker of light, especially in dark times. The group is currently managed by Ms. Grace. To experience live band performance get in touch with them at 09923150106 or you can visit their FB page https://www.facebook.com/fireflies.ph for more info and updates on their gigs.

The night was great and being a person who loves to listen to music, especially live performances, it was a blast. And two other bands performed that night, the Rotom Olkis and Static Edge.
v Looking forward to Fireflies' music!

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Interesting, Ben&Ben teases fans with cryptic billboards across Metro Manila

11:07:00 AM

 

This is probably interesting. Cryptic billboards and posters around the Metro and its alluding to a new Ben&Ben release have recently appeared in strategic locations all over Metro Manila.


The material, which contains discarded film photos with texts exposing some personal thoughts, is said to be part of the lyrics of an upcoming Ben&Ben song to be released sometime next week.

A few days ago, the nine-piece Filipino collective tweeted what looks like a snippet of lyrics offering an intimate take on the painstaking process of letting go. Ben&Ben also dropped a performance video of “Stand By You,” featuring Indonesian superstar Pamungkas. The collaborative visuals, which were recorded earlier this month at SoundCheck Studio, have racked up more than 220,000 views as of press time.

Set to conquer the international stage with their first North American tour, the Paninindigan Kita music act will be performing in iconic and key venues across nine cities in the US and Canada—ahead of their send-off concert on September 3 at the CCP Open Grounds.

When Music Means Something Else: Checking some Lines in the Song Narda

10:12:00 AM

 

If you love listening to bands, specifically rock bands, then you've probably heard the group named Kamikazee. Originally, the term kamikaze was a Japanese term for Japanese Special Attack Units of military aviators who flew suicide attacks for the Empire of Japan against Allied naval vessels, which happened during the 2nd World War. And that's a fact that happened.

But, if you're pronouncing Kamikazee with a double letter "e" at the end it's a play of words that describes "kami kasi" or is translated as "it's because of us."

Kamikazee band emerges during 2000, a Filipino rock band originally known all throughout its career as a quintet composed of Jay Contreras, Jomal Linao, Led Tuyay, Puto Astete, Bords Burdeos, Jian Lubiano, and Mikki Jill. Some of their albums are Kamikazee, Maharot, Long Time Noisy, and Romantico.


 
Anyway, we just introduced the band but the interesting part is one of their songs that made a hit in the airwaves, entitled "Narda." Especially now that the Darna series started.

Narda is the human character of the Superheroine, Darna, but for Kamikazee it is one of their songs under the Album "Maharot." A song themed about unrequited aspiration and love for the character Darna.

Though the song may have its wholesome image, there is a specific part of the song that is considered a double meaning. Taken from its album title "Marahot," which means playful or flirtatious, it probably has that notion to play with the idea.

The specific part gives reader a wild imagination on its meaning.

"Sa likod ng mga tala
Kahit sulyap lang, Darna"

If you're in your teens this has probably given away its meaning. Translated literally to fit what it deems to be the meaning, "Behind or beyond the stars, even just a glimpse, Darna." Does Darna fly beyond or behind the stars? Probably not, and what about the glimpse, can you really see Darna if she passes behind the stars? I think not again. So, what does the line means? If you're really an avid fan of Darna, what does she wear? She commonly wears a two-piece costume and if you're observant enough what design can you see on the upper piece of the costume? A "star," so if you do the math you'll land on what's behind the stars. It may sound perverted, obscene, or something else but that's what it intends if you have a playful mind. 

Not really sure if that particular line is intentionally created to give a double meaning or if it was just a random line. But if you're really drop-dead admiring Darna that would a thing to consider.

Again, the song is created under the album title "Maharot," so, it would be bad to think of flirtatious or kinky ideas with the song.

 

Well, will just have to find it out from the writer himself, if they thought of that in mind while writing the song. For now, let's make our minds go wild for a while.

The Darna series has started and Narda has shouted "Darna" and shows her first transformation. I think the song Narda of Kamikazee would not be applicable in this version of Darna because Ding is introduced as her sibling. 

If you have not heard of the song, I'm not sure where you are if you didn't, you'll definitely enjoy it. You can check it on youtube, spotify or other platforms.    

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Any Name’s Okay navigates the growing pains of adulthood in new EP, Leaving Home

6:28:00 AM

 

Filipino alternative pop band Any Names Okay has finally dropped their much-awaited sophomore EP, Leaving Home via Sony Music Philippines. Taking a huge step forward in terms of musical and creative direction, the 6-track release digs deeper into the journey of navigating adulthood and embracing the uncertainty that comes with the process.

“As a band, we’re maturing in our songwriting and the way that we operate as creatives,” shares the five-piece outfit. “We want to grow old with our listeners—which can be scary, but very exciting. A lot of those fears and joys can be found in this collection of songs.”

Lyrically, the band’s new EP, Leaving Home expands on introspective and existential themes—sometimes rendered in emotionally blunt details, but most of the time, exhibiting some of the growing pains that one has to go through in their transitional period towards maturity. The promising newcomer explains, “We’ve all been through the wringer the last few years, and this was a much-needed emotional release for everyone. We believe that a thorough listen of the EP, however, still shows that same heart, energy, and sincerity that people have come to know of us.”

Its focus track “Takbo” is one of the standout cuts in the EP as it tackles breaking free from the socio-economic fatigue that is burnout and hustle culture. According to the band, the song is all about running for running’s sake: playing with the imagery of aching muscles and exhausting activities, with its destination and goal to no avail. “While the song is an ode to the tired and tireless self, the reprise that it ends with is dedicated to hope— the hope that this is all for something, that you grow stronger the more you run,” Any Name’s Okay points out.

The release of the song comes with a visual that encapsulates the feeling of weightlessness in all that running. Helmed by Miko Reyes, the music video depicts “a person floating in and out of their world.”

The Yugto band adds, “Familiar to a lot of us, we can feel lost even in the happiest of places. Similar to the track itself, the end shows that there is a point to all the running; it just takes a bit of time to recognize it.”

Leaving Home is written and produced by Any Name’s Okay themselves, but with the help of their long-time pal, Luigi Del Rosario for one of their singles, “Limbo.” Frequent collaborator Tim Recla and Nick Azurin also mixed and mastered all the songs in the EP, respectively, giving it a more gossamer-sounding vibe.

Leaving Home Track list:
1.Yugto
2.Snooze
3.Limbo
4.Takbo
5.Today I Want To Live
6.Discovery

The EP launch happening on August 20, 2022 at Dirty Kitchen (Gravity Art Space), Quezon City is already sold out. But for those who would be joining the band as they perform the tracks from the EP live, you’re in for a treat.

“We’ve prepared some secret performances that you’ll just have to wait and see,” says Any Name’s Okay. “Showgoers will be getting first dibs on our brand-new merchandise, as well as get the chance to join our giveaways. We’re definitely doing our best to make the launch equally as exciting for everyone there!” Any Name’s Okay’s second EP, Leaving Home is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines. Watch the music video of its focus track “Takbo” here.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Liwanag Is the Official Name of Ben&Ben Fandom

6:27:00 AM

 Liwanag

The fame and existence of an artist is not just because of his or her works or artistry because of the people supporting the artist, these are the fans. Even the smallest artist in industry has its own fans that supports him or her all the way and because of them that artist does the best in every performance.

As for the band Ben&Ben, after considering the suggestions of their music fans and conducting a careful deliberation process with their management team, Ben&Ben have finally named their official fandom, “Liwanag.”  And would probably call their bashers and haters "Dilim."

The folk-pop outfit chose the Filipino equivalent of its previous fan club moniker, Lights as a reminder that “we can be bearers of hope in these dark times.”

The initiative also celebrates the community’s unwavering bayanihan spirit and optimism to advocate for meaningful change and unity through music, despite the challenges that the nation is currently facing.

Below is the official statement:

"Liwanag" is the new, official fandom name of Ben&Ben! We have heard your suggestions. We want to honor our Filipino heritage, at higit sa lahat, kayo ang Liwanag namin. #BenAndBenLiwanagFandom." 


Follow "Liwanag":
FB: https://www.facebook.com/BenAndBenLiwanag/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bb_liwanag
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benandbenliwanag/

Sunday, March 22, 2020

6cyclemind and Sony Music PH ink covers project

6:32:00 AM

Another interesting musical project from one of the known band in the country, 6cyclemind, will be doing their best and effort to show appreciation to the fans who have been through their musical journey, 6cyclemind recently teamed up with Sony Music Philippines for Sige I-Cover Mo Lang Project.

The initiative, which was supposed to be an independent project, encouraged fans to submit covers of their favorite songs from the band’s catalog.

“Throughout our career, we have been touring different parts of the country,” vocalist Tutti Caringal said. “We are lucky to witness how our audience, even from far flung areas, sing our songs with us. This is indeed a very magical feeling. Online, we can also view our fans cover our songs. This makes us feel that, somehow, through our music, we have touched their lives. This is the reason why we have decided to do this project.”

With number one singles, best-selling albums, and sold-out shows, 6cyclemind continues to gain foothold in the local music industry. Their latest project is a testament to their growing and respectable discography, a proof of their legacy as a band known for their heartfelt and rousing anthems.

Fan involvement

The five-piece pop-rock act did not set some specific criteria for the fan submissions, and accepted all entries—whether phone recordings, changed tempo or genre.

6cyclemind lead guitarist Herbert Hernandez added, “We gave them the freedom to interpret the song of their choice. While screening the entries, we followed our gut feel and looked for the cover that will move us. There were many entries that we really liked. It was difficult for the band to eliminate the other submissions because we had to limit it to just 3. Part 2, perhaps?”


2020 version of “Biglaan”

From the pool of submissions, Bianca’s stripped-down version of “Biglaan” stood out the most. It earned a spot as one of the first among the three winners of the all-covers record. “Whenever I want to cover songs, I usually just search for the chords and let myself feel the music,” the budding artist said. “I was pretty melancholic during these times so my general approach was to make the song softer and downcast which is what I usually do to songs I usually sing.”

According to Bianca, the project “was such a great platform to thank the band’s fans and also give opportunities to artists” like her.

The sixteen-year-old singer-songwriter recorded the song at Backdoor Recording Studio, and it was produced by 6cyclemind.

Bianca’s rendition of “Biglaan” is now available on various music streaming/download platforms worldwide.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Fool by Upcoming Singapore Electro-pop/R&B Band In The Now Releases Their Debut un Umami Records

2:52:00 AM

It's always great to watch out for something new and something different. With music there are plenty of possibilities to hear new and outstanding music.  Now we're sharing one news about this upcoming Singapore Electro-pop/ R&B band called "IN THE NOW." Yes, I know it's quite unusual to have a name like that but hey that's what they choose. Anyway and accordingly, they just freshly released their Debut song entitled "Fool". So, read on and get to know the band.

“Fool” is a song about unrequited love, where our hero is in denial, constantly clinging to the hope that one day the subject of his infatuation will change her mind, even though he knows he should move on. Layers of dark melancholic synths and dreamy electronic pads build into a heartfelt chorus, and when words are not enough, culminates in an unexpected drop. Topped off with a sprinkling of trap and future bass elements, the innovative production on this cleverly crafted track entices the ears with something special.

“I wrote this song hoping it would touch others who relate to the same heartbreak I felt”, shares Alex of IN THE NOW. “We wanted the song to sound really different from what we normally do”, said Dan, the producer of the group, “we experimented with many different versions of the drop before we got something we were all happy with, bringing together the right amount of contrast and energetic release.”


A music video directed and produced by Singapore creative collective YungTauFoo and Homies accompanies the release of this single.

IN THE NOW are four teenage friends and schoolmates from Singapore comprised of producer and vocalist Dan Rafael, and vocalists Akmal Hussein, Rahmat Damansari and Alex Gryffin. They are currently working on an EP of 6 songs to be released in 2020, written and produced by themselves, whilst also completing their tertiary education.

“Fool” by IN THE NOW will be available everywhere from Friday, 28 February 2020 (and for pre-save before) at this link: https://ffm.to/in-the-now-fool

Click here to listen to a private preview of “Fool” by IN THE NOW.

Once you hear it, tell me what can you say about their song and their beat.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Ben&Ben’s Upcoming New Single and Music Videos

1:16:00 AM

Ben&Ben makes time fly so fast as their busy schedules makes them show on different venues for and event for the band. They are showing no signs of slowing down. In terms of consistency, the nine-piece outfit continues to break streaming records and dominate cultural conversation with releases that resonate with people from various walks of life.

Last January 2020 alone, the acclaimed folk-pop band won Wish FM’s Group of the Year and Urban Performance of the Year for their chart-topper “Pagtingin.” On top of this milestone, the band is currently at number one on Spotify Philippines Top 50, with their cover of “Make It With You.” With overwhelming support from music fans and industry peers, there is no doubt that Ben&Ben is simply defining the times that we live in : the band pours their energy in uplifting our fellow countrymen with their brand of accessible but well-crafted music. “It really boils down to the heart behind the song,” Miguel Benjamin, vocalist and guitarist points out. “When a song is written as a vessel to carry a message that is beyond ego or prideful intent, and simply mirrors the feelings, experiences and lessons that come from a higher place, then somehow it may find its way from the artist's soul to at least one other person's heart, and that is always enough. We fully know that it isn't up to us to produce these works out of our own will, but we are simply vessels for some greater message to fulfill itself through us.”



Striking a balance between relatability and raw honesty, the band has managed to push things forward with songs that not only capture an emotional spectrum, but also throb at the core moment of one’s personal experience.

To give back to the community responsible for contributing to the group’s unrelenting success, the award-winning ensemble is releasing two new music videos from the best-selling full-length album, Limasawa Street and a brand new single this month, under Sony Music Philippines. “We just really wanted to put out new material that reflects the blissful and bittersweet experiences we've been through over the past few months, both visually and sonically,” Miguel Benjamin stresses. “All these we want to do for our fans, in the hopes that they get through whatever rough patch they are in. It was a spur of the moment decision, really. We felt that we owe it to them, cos they have been pouring out so much love for us in the past few months.”

In the next few weeks, Ben&Ben is set to debut the music videos of their hit songs “Fall” and “Masyado Pang Maaga”—directed by filmmakers Raymond Dacones and Jorel Lising, respectively. According to Miguel, the treatment for “Fall” represents them “as a band and the themes and moods” their art stands for, while “Masyado Pang Maaga,” depicts “a real story that most of us have found ourselves in at one point of our lives.” The talented musician-performer adds, “Both of them aim to paint a visual universe that is uniquely Ben&Ben, with whatever sabaw ideas we've come up with so far.”


As finale for the string of releases this month, Ben&Ben will be dropping the new single “Sa Susunod Na Habangbuhay” very soon. The Sindikato-managed outfit debuted a performance of the highly anticipated tune at the Samsung Awesome Concert last February 5, 2020, which trended on Twitter Philippines for several hours. “We don't want to say much about it yet, but it's our most personal, painful song so far,” says Paolo, the other half of the Benjamin brothers. “Miguel wrote and sung it, and we're playing it in our live shows. We've heard that lots of videos of the live version are going around, and we find that super cool.”

Expect more surprises from Ben&Ben after February’s wave of releases. As Paolo puts it, “everything is outward at this point, and whatever outpour of energy we give out is not because we want the love to be given back, but because ours overflows.”

Saturday, February 8, 2020

JOSE CARLITO Band To Debuts Music Video of BIG WHITE WALL Under DNA MUSIC

12:33:00 AM

Emerging Filipino band Jose Carlito shakes up the OPM band scene with the upcoming release of the music video to “Big White Wall”—the band’s newest record—this February.

Directed by Peewee Gonzales with Daniel Padilla a.k.a. Johnny Moonlight as producer and assistant director, the music video utilized a unique treatment with the use of fisheye lens and visual distortions.

"Lots of pre-prods and meeting were held before it was finalized. They just told me, 'This is going to be cool and different!' The shoot itself was easy but they all got sunburnt," Direk Peewee shared.


Jose Carlito is an alternative rock group comprised of JC Padilla, Katsumi Kabe, and Seth Gothico with new member, JZ Lorenzo.

One of the pioneer bands under DNA Music, Jose Carlito released “Big White Wall” as a single late last year, months after debuting the song, “My Generation.”


"We were just 13-year-olds when we wrote the song, that's why we treasure it so much. We thought it's the right time to release it since there's already an opportunity. That how much we love the song, we didn't think about whether it would be a hit or miss," JC said.

The group is just one of the talented musicians under DNA Music, a record label under ABS-CBN Music, which seeks to elevate the local bands industry and help rock and alternative artists shine.


Watch out for the release of Jose Carlito’s “Big White Wall” on February 21 (Friday), 8PM at the 70s Bistro and on February 22 (Saturday) on MYX and ABS-CBN Star Music’s YouTube channel. For updates, follow DNA Music @dnamusicph on Facebook and Instagram.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Agsunta From Covers To Mainstream With All Original EP on "Feels Strip"

11:49:00 AM

One of the rising OPM bands that I have been following from their cover songs, Pinoy pop-rock band Agsunta, has finally brought something new to the music industry as they drop all of their original songs in their EP titled "Feels Trip". This EP is under DNA Music.

“The six songs of the EP will evoke lots of "feels." It's like a rollercoaster ride of emotions—there's sadness, joy, and anger,” the band said.

The EP, which includes six original tracks namely, “Bagong Umaga,” “Alas Dose,” “Kung ‘Di Na Ako,” “Liwanag,” “Lokomotor,” and “Hayskul Hits”—came after the band signed with the record label last year, after a brief hiatus from the limelight.

Last December 27, Agsunta released “Haykul Hits,” a nostalgia-filled track which takes listeners down memory lane, from forgotten friendships to wistful young loves, the song that finally concluded the all-original EP.

The OPM band also staged their first major concert last year, “Agsunta Feels Trip,” where they performed their “hugot” songs as well as their acoustic hits.


This Saturday (January 25), they are set to perform on a gig for the benefit of the Taal volcano eruption victims together with other OPM artists like SUD and Mayonnaise. The benefit show will be held at the Jesus Our Hope International Assemblies in Cubao, Quezon City

Set to work on another EP this 2020, Agsunta is just one of the promising OPM artists under DNA Music, a record label under ABS-CBN Music committed to support the local bands' industry and shine a spotlight on the talent of rock and alternative artists.

Download the “Feels Trip” EP, now available in various music streaming sites, and watch out for the upcoming projects of Agsunta this 2020! For updates, follow DNA Music @dnamusicph on Facebook and Instagram.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

BEN&BEN Brings New Flavor to Bread's "Make It With You"

2:53:00 PM


Indie folk-pop band Ben&Ben brings in a different flavor, a unique musicality, and a spirited rendition of the song “Make It With You,” which will be used as the official theme song of Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil’s return to television in 2020.

Originally sung by American soft rock band Bread, “Make It With You” reflects on the freshness and beauty of finding someone that you want to be with despite the uncertainty of love. It also evokes hope of togetherness, of wanting to be with a special person through thick and thin.

The band members were obviously thrilled to announce the new project under Star Music, writing “ma, may teleserye theme song na kami huhu,” on their Facebook page.

YouTube subscribers were also ecstatic with the single’s release. “Bread fan here, Ben&Ben gave justice to this song, hope they could make more Bread covers,” Morris Isla posted as comment on the “Make It With You” lyric video, which is currently trending on the video streaming platform.

Meanwhile, LizQuen fans hailed the band’s beautiful rendition. “Ang gandaaaa,” LizQuen TFC Global posted on Twitter.

Ben&Ben rose to fame through popular hits such as “Kathang Isip,” “Leaves,” “Pagtingin” and “Maybe The Night.” Just recently, the nine-member group was also named as one of the most streamed artists on Spotify in the Philippines for 2019.

Meanwhile, the LizQuen-starrer series “Make It With You” is set for an early 2020 airing on ABS-CBN. The story revolves around an OFW working in Croatia—where some of the show’s scenes have been shot—and a young man finding joy in his life.

Listen to Ben&Ben’s “Make It With You” on Spotify and on ABS-CBN Star Music’s YouTube channel.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

5 Reasons Why You Need to Be in THE SCRIPT Live in Manila on April 14, 2018 at Mall of Asia Arena

9:54:00 AM

One of the world's most successful bands that anyone would really want to see them perform live, the Script, will be here in Manila on April 14, 2018 at the Mall of Asia Arena. This is their 4th time to be here in Manila and this is their one of the favorite tour destination.

Here are 5 reasons why you need to be in THE SCRIPT live concert in Manila.
  1. If you're a total fan I'm you know the feeling of seeing them up close and personal or rather that much close but live performance is live performance you cannot repeat that. You may watch time and time but the thrill of being in that crowd is extraordinary. 
  2. This is their fourth time in Manila but each of their visit is different so the experience would different. 
  3. You'll get to hear songs from their latest album Freedom Child. 
  4. Perhaps you're the only one from your barkadas who won't be there in THE SCRIPT live concert, so you be able to get along with their stories on the next day. 
  5. It's vacation already and what else you'll be doing that time. So spend that one night enjoying the concert and the songs of The SCRIPT.
Some short info about the band.
  • THE SCRIPT have sold over 29 million records.
  • The Irish three-piece have scored 3 multi-platinum albums already and all of which were #1 in the UK.
  • In the USA they have 4 platinum selling singles.
  • One of the biggest live bands and having sold over 1.4 million tickets across 203 headline shows and they sold out the legendary Croke Park stadium in Dublin Ireland in a matter of minutes.
  • In the Philippines, three of their songs are charting in the Spotify Philippines Top 200. 
  • Their first single from the album Freedom Child, Rain was immediately added to playlists around the world and stormed into the top 10 on iTunes UK. 
  • The music video for Rain has been viewed over 18 million times on YouTube since it's release on July 14.
The concert will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on April 14th, 2018.

Tickets prices are as follows (excluding ticket charges):

VIP Experience: P12,000
VIP: P8,500
Patron: P7,500
Lower Box A: P6,000
 Lower Box B: P4,000
Upper Box: P2,500 GA: P1,000

The VIP Experience Includes:

Top price seated ticket Exclusive 2018 tour VIP gift The Script 2018 tour VIP tote bag Signed 2018 tour programme Commemorative VIP laminate & custom lanyard.


Friday, August 11, 2017

The SOLABROS.COM, New Band, Same Blood, Children of Jerome Abalos

1:56:00 AM


New breed, new band but same blood, these are Jerome Abalos children, the SOLABROS.COM. Brothers who are born and raised in the urban neighborhood of Mandaluyong City, Philippines. In case you forgot who Jerome Abalos is, he is just one of the many multi-talented and multi-awarded musician in the country and he is well known for the monster hit song "Larawang Kupas".  And for those who favors the thrash metal sound, he is the co-founder and frontman of the band "Death By Stereo" and the progressive rock band "Majesty."

Jerome Abalos released 3 solo albums and 2 studio albums with his band. Death by Stereo’s self titled debut album was certified gold record while his solo self-titled debut album featuring the monster hit song, LARAWANG KUPAS, was a certified platinum.

Nurtured by music from the moment they were conceived, Sean, Zack, and Shane grew up with the melodic sound of the keyboards, the ripping sound of heavy metal guitar solos, and the thunder-like beat of drums and percussions. Raised and mentored by a multi-talented, multi genre musical artist of a father and fueled by their mutual interest in rock and roll, heavy metal, progressive rock, and alternative rock,Solabros.com can be considered as one of the rising stars in the Philippines, be it local or in international music scene.

The band was formed in 2015 by singer, songwriter, and keyboard player Sean Abalos and his younger brother, lead guitarist and singer Zachary Jeymz. From the moment Sean and Zack held their instruments and started playing, it was clear that they had a future in the local and international music scene. The band was soon joined by the band’s drummer Shane Steven, the youngest of the Abalos brothers, who gave the band his powerful Lars Ulrich-like drumming style. “Initially, we just wanted to be a band,” recalled Sean. “But when Shane officially joined us and started making all those power beats and double basses, our paradigm shifted and our aspiration changed overnight.We now wanted, not just to be any band, we now wanted to be among the best bands locally and overseas.”

Though with different personalities, Sean, Zack, and Shane’s talents blended and clicked. In 2016, Solabros.com joined their first “Battle of the Bands,” their first public appearance. Since then, the trio had regular gigs in several bars in Manila and Luzon.
Sean Francis Abalos (vocals, keyboards) He is currently finishing his bachelor’s degree at Jose Rizal University in Mandaluyong City. After harnessing his God-given singing talent, Sean was trained on keyboards and has been loving his new skill ever since.
Shane Steven Abalos (drums, vocals) the youngest of the Abalos brothers. At 14 years old, Shane is currently a freshman in high school. With his passion for drums and percussion, Shane was initially trained to play the drums by his father. Shane focused with his training and has dramatically improved his drums and vocals skills. At only 14 years old and only a year of playing, Shane can now be considered a drummer par excellence.
Zachary Jeymz Abalos (guitars, vocals) He was exposed to musical at a very young age. He is a currently in junior high school. With the encouragement of his dad, Zack trained himself to play the guitar, starting with acoustic, he leveled up almost overnight and has since mastered the electric guitar. At only 16 years old, and only a year of playing, Zack has become a guitar phenom. His skills were way beyond his years.

To get more updates, learn more about the brothers and about the bands shows, events, and tours join the Solabros.Com's email list. Also follow their social media accounts, facebook, twitter, and Instagram.

SOLABROS.COM
Featuring JEROME ABALOS
Facebook : www.facebook.com/solabros/
                  www.facebook.com/jeromeabalosdbs/
Twitter : @solabros
Instagram : @solabros_com
YouTube : www.youtube.com/c/jeromeabalos

Monday, July 18, 2016

Binibini Sa MRT by The Juans

6:47:00 PM



Philpop 2016 finalists are really making a very good music and one of my favorite that I want to share with you guys is this music sung by "The Juans" entitled 'Binibini Sa MRT'. According to what listeners said this song is one of the most infectious tunes in the line of songs for this year's Philpop.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Never The Strangers Releases New Album, Screenburn

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After four years, Never The Strangers returns to the local record industry with the release of their new album “Screenburn,” their first album with Universal Records.

The release of this album also marks the introduction of its new members. Never The Strangers is now composed of original members vocalist and keyboard player Ace Libre, guitarist JP Del Mundo, and new members bassist Gab Palanca and drummer Nash Ignacio.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Get Ready for The Script - Live in Manila 2015

7:13:00 AM

Okay we just remembered that we did feature The Script before on Kwento Ni Toto their latest album entitled No Sound Without Silence with their single "Superheroes". So, this time we will be sharing what's an upcoming for The Script Philippine fans on 2015, what else but their concert. Yes, The Script will be having their Manila concert next year. The Script fans save this date and venue...

Monday, June 9, 2014

Silent Sanctuary Releases New Single "Sa'Yo" and The Music Video Soon

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For all Silent Sanctuary fans out there, Kwento Ni Toto shares another release from the group.  After the success of their first 2 singles from their album “Monodramatic”, Silent Sanctuary returns to their roots of bittersweet melodies with the release of their new single “Sa’Yo”. The 4-minute song, according to songwriter Sarkie Sarangay, was inspired by a friend’s story of being uncertain in this thing called love. It has two versions in the album, the full band and the orchestral version.

Here's an interview made with the group to know more about the new single and video.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Ultrablessed, Sponge Cola's Latest Release

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If you're an avid fan of this group then perhaps a little time to read Kwento Ni Toto will give you an insight of what's with their latest release.  Yes this group, the diamond-recording band Sponge Cola releases their newest album entitled "Ultrablessed" which reflects the band’s fun journey as musicians.  Composed of 10 new songs, the album gives people a glimpse of the more than a decade of friendship between the members of the band.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Mixing Music & Skates at Circuit Fest 2013

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Band music fans and skateboarders here's an event you'll definitely get into grooving.  Circuit Makati ushers the first ever international festival in the Philippines that fuses the intensity of music and the culture of skate with the staging of Circuitfest 2013: Music and Skate.

Nine world-class performers, a sensational Glee star, and who skating legends will unfurl the curtains of CircuitFest happening today, May 25, Saturday, at the Globe circuit Event Grounds in Circuit Makati, Ayala Land's rising premier destination for entertainment.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Oktaves With Their Debut Album

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If you have been missing the member of the famous rock band before then perhaps you'll his company with his new group as they rock your world once more with their music.  Get the details below.

MCA Music’s latest superband The Oktaves successfully launched their self-titled debut album last Feb. 17 at the Glorietta New Activity Center. The event was presented by MCA Music, Ayala Malls, Glorietta in cooperation with Red Box, Astroplus, Businessworld and Herword.com.



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