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Thai Actor Gulf Kanawut set for a Manila Comeback this October

Thai actor Gulf Kanawut is set to return to Manila this October 2 for his first fan meeting.

Presented by Pulp Live World, the Thai heartthrob will be reunited with Filipino fans on Sunday, October 2 at the New Frontier Theater for Gulf: First Fan Meeting in Manila.

Fans may purchase tickets from any TicketNet outlets or online via TicketNet’s website, www.ticketnet.com.ph. There are five ticket tiers to choose from: Royalty, VIP A, VIP B, VIP C, and General Admission. Royalty, VIP A and some lucky VIP B and VIP C ticketholders will be able to participate to group photo-ops with Gulf. There will also be a raffle among Royalty and VIP A ticketholders for a chance to join the Thai actor in a solo photo-op. Other fan meeting benefits such as sending-off Gulf after the event and signed event posters will also be given to ticketholders depending on their ticket tier.

The upcoming fan meeting will not be Gulf’s first visit to the Philippines. A few years ago, he was the guest artist in “Thai Fans Day 2019”, an event that was held in Quezon City. In a video posted by Pulp Live World, Gulf said that he had been really missing his Filipino fans and he had been waiting for this comeback for three years. He also mentioned in the video that he had prepared some surprises for the show.

Gulf played the lead role of Type in Thailand’s most popular boys-love series of 2019, TharnType: The Series and its 2020 sequel, TharnType 2: 7 Years of Love. In the series, Gulf was partnered with another Thai idol Mew Suppasit, who played as Tharn. Both actors, together with some of their co-actors in TharnType: The Series, were supposed to hold a fan meeting in the Philippines in the first part of 2020. The event, however, was cancelled following the safety measures set to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Take Your Much Awaited Break: '2022 Jay B World Tour Tape: Press Pause in Manila'

Your much awaited break is near!

Singer-songwriter and Got7’s Leader Jay B is coming back to Manila this Saturday, October 1, 2022, for his first solo world tour entitled “2022 Jay B World Tour Tape: Press Pause in Manila”.  

The two-hour show promises to indulge you with good music and heart-stopping performances from his albums Somo: Fume and Be Yourself.

Turning Page : Get to Know Got7 Jay B

Jay B, also known as (Im Jaebeom) debuted in January 2014 as Got7 leader and the sexiest member “not cute but sexy” (as declared by him). Jay B started appearing in tv dramas and variety shows in 2012 with Dream High 2. It was then followed by ‘When a Man Falls in Love’ (2013), ‘Dream Knight’ (2015), and ‘Celebrity Bromance’ (2016).

He collaborated with some of his members as a unit group: JJ Project (Jay B and Jinyoung); and Jus2 (Jay B and Yugyeom). He was also part of R&B Soul Crew Offshore as Def.

Currently, he is doing his solo career as Jay B under H1ghr Music. He produces R&B music with a soulful vibe.

Showing Jay B that He is the Most Important Piece

Even though the Got7 show in Manila is not a group concert but an individual show, that doesn’t stop iGOT7 and Pulp Live World in working hard to show Jay B that he is the most important piece in GOT7 and iGOT7s heart. Fan projects are already in place, and Ahgabongs are already charged to be lit up on show day!


Jay B is the fifth member to perform in Manila following Youngjae, Yugyeom, Jackson and Bambam

Jay B ‘Wants U’ to be There!

Spend your time-off with the Got7 leader at the New Frontier Theater. Tickets are still on sale! You may get your tickets at TicketNet outlets nationwide and online via www.ticketnet.com.ph.

#JAYBinMANILA2022 is brought to you by CDNZA Records, Present, PULP Live World and Happee Hour.

Oh Wonder Comes Back to Manila with Electrifying Performance

Oh Wonder were happy to reunite with their Filipino fans for the last stop of their world tour by gracing the Filinvest Tent last September 27, 2022 with their dreamy tones and smooth vocals.

Paolo Sandejas opened the show for Oh Wonder and set the vibe for the night with a groovy cover of ‘Rock With You’ as well as his original songs ‘Sorry’, ‘Sway’, and an exclusive first performance of his new track ‘Liquid Courage’.

The lights dim and the opening notes of ‘Better Now’ echo throughout the venue as Oh Wonder starts the set. The fans scream in excitement as Anthony and Josephine Vander West are illuminated, their melodic harmonies filling the room. 

This was what I would describe a perfect concert to be like. The crowd was hyped, extremely enthusiastic about the artist and the music but the chaos that a concert like this would typically have was nowhere to be found. Everyone was just vibing and having a great time. The connection of the fans with the music filled the air with electricity and life. You could also tell that the Philippines is a very special place to Oh Wonder which made for an exquisite atmosphere and connection between the fans and the performers. 

They pick things right back up with ‘Without You’ and the crowd sings along to every lyric with gusto. Keeping things upbeat, they follow it up with ‘I Wish I Never Met You’ and ‘Heavy’ as Josephine energetically jumps around onstage.

 “The pandemic has been weird for all of us, right? We almost broke up.” Josephine shares as she introduces the next song. She reassures that she and Anthony are doing well and what helped them mend their relationship was writing and making music about it which is what led to the creation of the next track, ‘Rollercoaster’.

Josephine lightens up the mood and produces a round of chuckles by introducing ‘Happy’ as a “song about Anthony’s ex”. They then follow it up and breeze through ‘Magnificent’ and a medley of ‘Body Gold’, ‘White Blood’, and ‘Plans’.

The crowd noticeably sings louder as fan favorites ‘Livewire’ and ‘Technicolor Beat’ are performed back-to-back. Both Josephine and Anthony are now jumping around onstage getting the crowd to participate for ‘Fuck It I Love You’ and the couple share a cute moment at the end of the song. They transition straight to ‘Ultralife’, keeping the crowd dancing.

‘Landslide’ is another crowd favorite with fans screaming the lyrics right along with the band. A beautiful song about reassuring and being there for someone who’s feeling alone. The song was also famously remixed and sampled by Lil Uzi and Nicki Minaj in ‘The Way Life Goes’.

’22 Break’ from their latest album came next followed by ‘Dinner’ and ‘Lose It’ as the finale to their set. 

Of course, the crowd could not let it end there and screamed for more. The band came right back out for their encore set with ‘All We Do’, ‘Drive’, and a banging ending getting the crowd to participate again for ‘Hallelujah’. 

Josephine mentions several times how special the Philippines is for her and Anthony. They visited the place last in 2019 and got engaged during their time in Boracay. They’ve waited a long time to be back in the Philippines just as the fans have waited for them with anticipation. This has absolutely made for an amazing show with a palpable love in the air for each other, the place, the music, and the fans. 

Words by 
Maria Eliza Pineda
Photos by Find Alyeska

Korean actor Hwang In Youp has a special place to his Filipino fans

We all know that Hwang In Youp has a very special place in our hearts. He became a student here in the Philippines for four years where he studied in Davao, loves our country, made friends with his Filipino classmates whom he still connected with until now and being just a simple guy who loves our very own Halo-halo. Who doesn't love Hwang In Youp then?

He visited the Philippines a few months before for a cosmetic brand and now he's back for his own fan meeting held at The New Frontier Theater last September 24, 2022.

Hwang In Youp is very happy to end the tour in the Philippines and here I am sharing with you some of the highlights from his fan meeting in Manila:

1. Hwang In Youp really loves Halo-halo


He actually had a halo-halo at Chowking in SM Megamall a night before his fan meeting. He put on a cap, sitting at the back of the restaurant and was hiding there and being a normal guy enjoying his halo-halo

2. He still remembers some of our holidays here in the Philippines


He was asked by Ms. Sam Oh with multiple choice questions that "Which of the following Philippine Holidays has the wrong name?" He chose the "May 1: Children's Day" as the wrong answer because he said "to my memory in the years that I've lived here, I don't think that we celebrated a Children's Day". I just love that he still remember this small details.

3. "Mahal Kita"

He recites some Filipino phrases like "Mahal mo ako", "Ang ganda mo", "Gusto kita" and "Mahal kita" while looking at the camera with feelings.

4. He wants to visit Davao again

Hwang In Youp is planning on having a secret trip to Davao before the year ends.

5. Princess Hours is the most famous K-drama when he was still living in the Philippines

He wanted to play a role like royalty in the future because they are wearing a traditional costume just like the prince in Princess Hours and he also shared that he experienced wearing a "barong" (Philippines' traditional costume) before in a competition and he actually won.

6. His friends in the Philippines wanted him to be a Korean actor when he goes back to Korea


Hwang In Youp was very happy that his K-drama "True Beauty" is very popular in the Philippines and he remembered his friends and wondered if his friends were also watching his drama.

7. Okey Dokey


The fan meeting will not be complete without doing the "okey dokey" dance live! He also asked the audience to stand up and dance with him.

8. "Salamat sa pagmamahal niyo" - Han Seo Jun

As Han Seo Jun (his character in True Beauty), He was asked by Ms. Sam Oh to give a message to his Filipino fans and instead of saying it in Korean he says his message in Tagalog. He was very happy that Filipino fans love his character in True Beauty.

9. HIY Game

Four fans got lucky to play games with Hwang In Youp on stage such as "Staring Fight", "Clapping Game" and "Arm Wrestle".

10. Young Actor's Retreat

We all know that Hwang In Youp is part of this reality show and he shared that what you see on this show was the real Hwang In Youp. He hopes that no one is getting disappointed by his actions throughout the show. But everyone yelled "No". Seeing In Youp as a normal guy and just being comfortable being his true self is all we need!

11. He walked around the New Frontier Theater and everyone got to see him up close from the "Hi/ hello"

He surprised the fans from walking around the theatre before he went to the stage for the second part of his fan meeting. This is the most close encounter we had from him aside from the usual "hi/hello". Imagine Hwang In Youp is walking just a few inches away from you.

What a memorable night with Hwang In Youp. I feel very connected to him maybe because he knows a lot from the Philippines. He can really relate and connect to the audience easily. He's a Filipino by heart.

Thank you so much Hwang In Youp for always coming to your home. Thank you Ovation Production, Applewood KR and Keyeast for this successful event.

Photo and words: Caren Gudiaga

5 Seconds of Summer released fifth studio, 5SOS5; dropped new single, Bad Omens

Multi-platinum selling pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer release their highly anticipated fifth studio album, 5SOS5. With 5SOS5, the band has ascended to the next level musically. The 19-track album showcases the band’s multi-faceted artistry and growth over their 10-year career, highlighting their dynamic pop-punk sound paired with reflective and intimate lyrics, with the majority of the new album written by the band and Michael Clifford leading on production.

The release of 5SOS5 includes their brand new single “Bad Omens’’ as well as previously released tracks “Blender”, “Take My Hand”, & “Me, Myself & I”, which gave fans an eagerly awaited preview of what to expect from the album. On Vulture’s list of most anticipated fall albums, they write: “Early singles ‘Complete Mess’ and ‘Me Myself & I’ promise more of the group’s signature power-pop sound, while adding a little synth-pop flair.”

5SOS5 also includes the band’s smash hit “COMPLETE MESS”, an anthemic single that took airwaves by storm as the #2 most added at Top 40 Radio with 100+ stations in the first week. The single was hailed by critics, with Rolling Stone (Australia) writing: “its nascent arrival showcase[es] the group’s evolved sound as they balance an expansive vibe with contemporary pop sensibilities … considered compositions and mature sound showcase a new version of 5 Seconds of Summer, but not one that is so far removed from what made them icons in the first place.”

In celebration of the release of 5SOS5, 5 Seconds of Summer played an exclusive global livestream “The Feeling of Falling Upwards” last night from the world-famous Royal Albert Hall in London. The band performed a set of reimagined versions of songs from their 11-year catalogue, plus brand-new songs from the new album, accompanied by an orchestra and choir. Watch the band’s live performance of brand new single “Bad Omens” HERE.

5SOS5 is the band’s first album to be released independently via BMG. The deluxe CD and digital versions of the album include 19 tracks with cassette and vinyl formats also available. Complete track listing is below.

Easy For You To Say
Bad Omens
Me Myself & I
Take My Hand
You Don’t Go To Parties
Best Friends
Red Line

Alesso set to visit Manila on December 17, 2020 at SMDC Festival

Ovation Productions, promoter in the Philippines of the ROAD TO ULTRA the premier electronic music festival presents world famous DJ Alesso on December 17, 2022 at the SMDC Festival Grounds.

 Hailing from Stockholm, Alesso won over his country from the very start of his career. His second single as the lead artist, 2012’s “Calling (Losing My Mind)” with the legendary Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso and Grammy award-winning OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, was certified 2x Platinum in Sweden while also reaching no. 1 on Billboard’s US Hot Dance Club Songs. 


Alesso’s Remix to “Pressure” by Nadia Ali, Starkillers, and Alex Kenji was named the “tune of 2011” by Kaskade enroute to a nomination for Best Progressive Track at the International Dance Music Awards. In 2013, he released “If I Lose Myself” with OneRepublic which was certified 4x Platinum in Sweden and “Under Control” with Calvin Harris featuring Hurts which was certified Gold in the United States. 


Alesso’s ascension was sped up with the success of 2014’s “Heroes (We Could Be)” featuring Tove Lo. With his production genius and honest songwriting on full display, the track became a worldwide hit. Again, he reached no. 1 on Billboard’s US Dance Club Songs and no. 11 on the Top 40. It was certified Platinum in the US. 


With his music and visuals, Alesso creates experiences that have made him one of the genre’s most celebrated performers. In 2012, he joined Madonna as the opener during her MDNA tour. He’s also moved fans at the biggest festivals that music has to offer like Coachella, EDC, Ultra, and Tomorrowland. 


In recent years, he has produced several crossover pop records including a collaboration Hailee Steinfeld released “Let Me Go” with Florida Georgia Line and Watt; reaching no. 9 on the US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and cracked the US Billboard Hot 100. His collaboration with Anitta, “Is That For Me,” cracked the Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs’ top 25. Thesong earned a Radio Disney Music Award nomination. 


In 2018 he joined Good Morning America on August 31st for a special performance that wrapped up the iconic show’s Summer Concert Series, performing “REMEDY” live for the first time. “REMEDY” became another hit for Alesso, reaching no. 1 on the US Dance Airplay chart. 


Alesso was featured on Vai Anitta, a Netflix original docu-series. His work on the “Is That For Me” record and video shoot was highlighted. He alsoreleased “Tilted Towers” an ambitious crossover, blending the Dance music world with the gaming community. He debuted his song on a Twitch livestream with Ninja, the gaming world’s biggest star, premiering it for nearly 50k fans at once. 


In February 2019, Alesso performed at Venezuela Aid Live in CĂșcuta, Colombia for over 250,000 attendees that we’re there in support for Humanitarian Aid for Venezuela. 


Shortly after Alesso returned to his roots in March 2019 with the release of a three-track progressive house Mixtape titled “PROGRESSO VOLUME 1.” Followed by a progressive remix of yet another pop collaboration with TINI titled “Sad Song”.


Continuing a big year of critically-praised releases, the Swedish progressive powerhouse collaborated with the fast-risingmystery producer SUMR CAMP to deliver a high energy deep house Dance track “In The Middle” Ready for clubs round the world. Garnering 27 NMF worldwide and instant radio adds, the track is already becoming a fan favorite.


In 2020 Alesso started the year with live performances surrounding events such as X Games Aspen, NY Fashion Week, and Super Bowl LIV. Starting the year with a progressive house anothem “One Last Time” he and collaborators Dubvision garnered top spins at dance radio on various channels. 


In April, Alesso and Liam Payne formerly of One Direction, connected to release “Midnight” an uplifting ballad speaking to the times. The pair received worldwide attention with guest performances/appearances on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Good Morning Britain.


Alesso at SMDC Festival Grounds is presented by Ovation Productions in partnership with Spade Empire Events and TAPGO TV. Tickets out soon via OVATIONTICKETS.COM and SMTICKETS.COM.