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Jazz up your day listening to The Crossover Cafe Volume 2 album

Jazz up your day by listening to the some rhythm and blues. As MCA Music Philippines released its 2-CD compilation from your favorite contemporary Jazz, Rhythm & Blues and Urbane Pop Hits with The Crossover Cafe Volume 2.

We've been listening to Norah Jones and Swing Out Sisters in our free time at work, this compilation album makes you feel relax and will definitely grab some copies of The Crossover Cafe Vol.2.

And if you are into jazz and love to unwind listening to it, this collection of crossover classics from only the finest big name musicians and artists of the genre including David Pack, Incognito, Spyro Gyra, Norah Jones, David Benoit, Sergio Mendes, Swing Out Sister, Stevie Wonder, Natalie Cole, Kenny Rankin, Diana Krall, Kem, Jamie Cullum, Jane Monheit, among others.

Grab your copy now at Astroplus and Odyssey Music for only P 495.00.

Get to know more about Brad Go and The Hush Project

It's the love month! Hey...have you met "The One"?

Filipino-American singer/songwriter Brad Go held his Social Media launch last February 5 for his album, The Hush Project. After he raised over $10,000 on a campaign thru Kickstarter, he travelled 8 cities around the world (Barcelona, Tokyo, Melbourne, Singapore, Palermo, Berlin, Manila, and Paris.), he documented it via Brad's YouTube channel. Upon his return to the country, he brought it with eight original composition for the said album.

The inspiration for the album while he was in New York, Brad met a girl on a rainy evening and offered his umbrella on September 2012. A brief romance sparked between the two of them which he started to write songs inspired by his love story. This was led to the creation of his blog, Have U Seen Her.

Hmmm....I'm getting an idea to share my love story to Brad. LOL! The Hush Project is released by MCA Music Philippines.

*Photo credit to Janina Espiritu

Beefed up with a jamming sesh with Jollibee's newest ambassador, Bamboo

Last January 21, the largest fast food chain in the Philippines, Jollibee announced the newest brand ambassador, The Voice Philippines coach Bamboo MaƱalac.

Bamboo was known for his rockin vibe when he was the former frontman of Rivermaya and also with a number of best-selling albums and sold-out concerts under his belt. I remembered when I saw him the first time in a music fest way back in 2005, he's awesome and such a cool guy.

“People always associate musicians with being cool or astig. They
think we’re unapproachable, but I’m really just a regular guy who enjoys the simple things
in life,” he said.

During the event that was held at Craft Pub and Grill, he did a jamming sesh with the bloggers. As they sang Halleluia, 214, Elesi and Tatsulok, it was a fantastic night.

How The 1975 makes our heart out during #The1975MNL

You have no idea what happened during the second visit of the lads from Manchester, The 1975 in Manila last January 24 at MOA Arena.

Last September, we anticipated the announcement of their concert...can't even imagine how ecstatic we are when we heard the news about it. Countdown began on our Instagram account during the first day of ticket sale. Co-founder Ayan got her ticket first in November; Ian's supposed tix got void by SM Tickets. Luckily, she finally held his tix few days before Christmas.

January 24: The big day that we waited for 3 months. Notifications from our social media channels blasted off when Matty, Adam, Ross and George arrived at the airport a day before the gig...and even months before the concert, a lot of The 1975 fans like us drool over their second visit in our country.

The moment the show started, the crowd went wild. Both seated in the VIP section, we stood in our seats and informal moshpit created by the concertgoers (mostly girls) got crazier when they started it with "The City".

21 songs from their awesome setlist. At the top of our lungs, can you imagine we sang Chocolate, Robbers, You, Girls and She Way Out in our seats? Upon playing "Heart Out", the crowd sang along as Matty flipped his curly hair, and walked barefoot on stage. A lot of us awaited "Sex"...suddenly the chant "We want sex!" echoed the entire arena.

Photo credit: Julia Labayen

One of the highlights of the magical evening with the lads was when frontman Healy told us to light up our mobile phones as they performed "Me". Matty announced that they will go straight to Manila after the release of their second album. We heard a lot of people cried during the "Me" part. As for Ayan, she cried during Me and Falling For You. Awesome setlist x superb performance by The 1975 = can't wait for their second album soon.

  • The City
  • Milk
  • Money
  • So Far
  • Talk
  • She Way Out
  • An Encounter
  • Settle Down
  • Heart Out
  • Pressure
  • Me
  • Falling For You
  • You
  • Menswear
  • Girls
  • Is There Somebody Who Can Watch You
  • Medicine
  • Robbers
  • Chocolate
  • Sex

1:43 pursued acting career; signed contract with Viva

AFTER three successful albums and a string of hit songs, the members of Filipino boy band 1:43 believe they ripe to pursue their acting careers, either as a group or individually.

Last week, the group composed of four stylish and talented young men Anjo Resureccion, Gold Aquino, Yuki Sakamoto, and Yheen Valero together with their founder and manager Chris Cahilig signed a co-management contract withViva Artists Agency (VAA) owned by Vic Del Rosario. The strategic move aims to fulfill 1:43’s long-term plan to become television and movie stars aside from being pop idols.
“While we will remain intact as a boy band, we feel that it’s the right time to take our showbiz careers to a higher level. We are thankful that Boss Vic (Del Rosario) readily and warmly welcomed us as Viva’s newest talents,” explains 1:43 spokesman Anjo.

“We hope to start doing commercial movies and television appearances as well as viral videos and short films anytime soon. We are confident that Viva will take care of us,” he adds.

1:43 popularized “Sa Isang Sulyap Mo,” the monster hit song that won the 2013 PMPC Star Award for Music “Song of the Year” and the “Most Promising Performing and Recording Group” in the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation’s 45th Box-Office Entertainment Awards. They are also behind hit songs “Ang Saya-Saya” which became the official theme song of GMA 7’s sitcom “Ismol Family” and the Youtube hit “Hayop Sa Ganda.”

New Member

The resignation of Argee Golding in early January paved the way to the entry of top ramp and commercial model and rapper Yheen to the pop group. Argee, an international taekwondo medalist from the University of Santo Tomas (UST), left the group with heavy heart to enroll in a school for pilots in Subic.

“Yheen is perhaps the most qualified person to take over Argee’s place in 1:43. He is exceptionally handsome and charismatic and has been trained to perform on stage by no other than the iconic choreographer Tita Geleen Eugenio in his former boy band,” relates Yuki.

“In fact, when we are being formed in 2010, our manager Uncle Chris offered him a slot in 1:43 which he declined due to his prior commitments. I think he is really meant to be with us,” jests Gold.

In such a short time, Yheen has already assimilated with the rest of 1:43 and has recorded two tracks for their upcoming album— the feel-good “Tara Na” which is expected to be released on radio this week, and a surprise electronic dance music (EDM) track where he showcased his rap skills.

1:43 is supported by McJim Classic Leather, BellaVita Land Corp., and Level Up! Interested parties may book 1:43 by sending an inquiry at [email protected] or by visiting the 1:43 Fan Page on Facebook.