Today, we’re able to compile six (6) artists who performed their best at the Music Museum for this month’s #VJPMusicRoll. We are featuring TJ Monterde, Kaye Cal, Ylona Garcia, Iñigo Pascual, Aicelle Santos, and Jake Zyrus from their first ever solo concerts.
Time has flown so fast for all of us and it’s hard to believe that almost half of 2018 is gone. It’s been a good period for me to look back and tackle concerts that I haven’t featured here yet. It has been a pleasure to take a deeper look into these artists performing their concert spotlights.
You might have missed them during their debut concerts, but this list will serve as your guide about them so that you can keep track of their activities and upcoming releases; so you can catch them the next time they perform.
TJ MONTERDE: Ikaw At Ako
Singer-songwriter and pop balladeer TJ Monterde makes an energetic debut entitled “Ikaw at Ako”, named after his hit single from the first album. At the concert, he also launched and promoted his third compilation entitled “Kahit Kunwari”.
I have seen the audience cheering in recognition and they’re all singing to every song. One of the highlights of the night was when he performed with his girlfriend and Asia’s Soul Supreme, KZ Tandingan. We’re all screaming in “kilig” with their duet song “Ikaw at Ako Pa Rin”. Checkout the video below courtesy of Claudine Mae. Video by Claudine Mae.
On the setlist are among his most popular songs including “Tulad Mo,” Dating Tayo,” Mahika, “Kahit Kunwari,” “123,” “Sa Tuwina,” Imahinasyon,” “Kung Siya Man,” “Treat You Right,” “Kung Siya Man,” and “Ikaw at Ako.”
IN PHOTOS: TJ MONTERDE
All OPM with KAYE CAL
Acoustic soul artist Kaye Cal takes an all OPM line-up for her very first solo major concert entitled “Kaye Pop.” A former lead vocalist of Ezra Band, she has popularized tracks like “Isang Araw,” “Nyebe,” and a rendition of “Why Can’t It Be.”
Fans and supporters hovered at the intimate venue to listen to a long line-up of hits, both original and covers. We were able to see spectacular stage phenomena with an exuberant crowd.
The fast-rising star and her mentor, Nyoy Volante, even sang a duet that night with the song “Nasan Ka Na.” Video below by Lai Silva.
With her songs, the audience, including me dealt with arduous emotions. She sang songs like “Simpleng Tulad Mo,” “Ramdomantic,” “Dahil Sa Iyo,” “Hindi Ako Katulad Niya,” “Beautiful,” “Don’t Know What to Do, Don;t Know What to Say,” “Bintana ng Langit,” “Araw-Gabi,” “Laging Naroon Ka,” “Bakit Ba Ganyan,” “Awit Ko Na Nasulat Dahil Sa Kagandahan Mo,” among others.
IN PHOTOS: KAYE CAL
YLONA GARCIA’s Arrival
Filipino-Australian singer-actress Ylona Garcia’s first ever concert makes a landmark “Arrival”, making young fans come out to watch her showcase her prowess as a total performer. Her first hit titled “O Pag-ibig,” a collaboration with Bailey May was awarded as MOR’s “LSS Hit of the Year”.
She has arrived and landed on the live music scene since rising to fame in 2015 for her bubbly personality and great singing voice which viewers loved in ABS-CBN’s hit reality program Pinoy Big Brother 737.
We’ve seen a stunning and ravishing Ylona through her unforgettable song collaborations at the concert: “Paano Ba Ang Magmahal” with Iñigo Pascual; “Wag Ka Nang Umiyak” with Pop-Rock Princess Yeng Constantino; and a standing-ovation performance of “Sign of the Times” with Jake Zyrus. Video by John Anthony Luna.
On the setlist are a gorgeous mix of cover and original songs including “Dirrty,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Despacito,” “Kilometro,” “Run the World,” “Dear Future Husband,” “Hari Ng Sablay,” “Burnout,” “Too Good at Goodbyes,” “Dahan Dahan Dahan Lang,” “Fly Tonight,” “Don’t Say Goodbye,” among others.
IN PHOTOS:YLONA GARCIA
IÑIGO PASCUAL’s Thanksgiving Concert
It’s awesome to see the roaring crowd of Iñigo Pascual at his Thanksgiving Concert. His anticipated followers feel young again as Inigo demonstrated his finest strengths and musicality.
At the concert, Iñigo expressed his gratitude for his fans and shared his thoughts over the success of the song “Dahil Sa’Yo.” It reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Philippines charts.
• “ASAP” Jambayan acoustic number with his co-members Zia Quizon, Kaye Cal, and Migz Haleco
• #MarNigo kilig prod with Maris Racal
• “Havana” rendition with Soul Supreme KZ Tandingan
IN PHOTOS: INIGO PASCUAL
Aicelle Santos: Awit Na Aicelle
Soul Flair Songstress Aicelle Santos honors her exceptional musical journey is a surreal concert entitled “Awit Na Aicelle – a spectacle of specially selected songs from the GMA artist singer.
Musical memories were revisited and revealed through songs from “Katy The Musical,” “Rak of Aegis” and “Maynila, Sa Mga Kuko Ng Liwanag – The Musical.”
It’s the best way to experience her most beloved tunes, her low-key humility, and grand performance.
Sharing you four (4) of the evening’s most beautiful collaborations:
• “Kalawakan” duet with Quest
• “Awit Ng Barkada” duet with Bullet Dumas
• “Jambalaya” a capella with The Company & Myke Salomon
• “Wag Ka Nang Umiyak” duet with Gary Valenciano (Video by LionhearTV.)
Aicelle exceptionally gives her best to put on a powerful performance and makes it even better because of its intimate venue. Awit Na Aicelle is something marvelously contemporary yet stunningly theatrical performance.
Run Away Baby / That’s What I Like
Locked Out of Heaven
Ikaw Pa Rin
Hindi Kita Malimot
Bakit Nga Ba Mahal Kita
Dahil Sa ‘Yo
Awit ng Barkada
Kapangyarihan ng Pag-ibig
Gawin Mo Akong Sining
Nasaan ang Hustisya
I Have Nothing
Didn’t We Almost Have it All
Say That You’ll Love Me
Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala
Wag Ka Nang Umiyak
Mga Kababayan / Liwanag sa Dilim
IN PHOTOS: AWIT NA AICELLE
I am Jake Zyrus
Jake Zyrus, the singer formerly known as Charice, mounts her first concert using her new screen name reflecting her new male gender identity. The concert is a celebration of a new life and a dedication to those who continue to show love, respect, and support towards the now of Jake Zyrus.
Thriving on being true to herself with a rare kind of confidence and ability to reveal first of many, like delivering a long-awaited concert that has proven satisfying performances to fans. Armed with a polished soul voice of a pop star that definitely stands her own, she sings relentlessly and dares to dream.
It turns out, we all had a good time watching total performances from her. Two of our most favorite parts of the show:
• Her video duet with her former self in the song “Before It Explodes”
• A duet with Soul Supreme KZ Tandingan with their version of Linkin Park’s “In the End”
Due to the overwhelming support she’s getting, she couldn’t help but feel emotional during the show.
“I Am Jake Zyrus” is indeed a triumphant night of songs and stories that framed her new identity.
I’ll Show You
That’s What I Like
Bakit Nga Ba Mahal Kita
I Can’t Make You Love Me
Miss Kita Kung Christmas/ Pasko Na Sinta Ko
Wala Na Talaga
Kung Mawawala Ka
Lay Me Down
Before It Explodes
Black Hole Sun
Killing Myself To Sleep
In The End
Theres Nothing Holding Me Back
I’m The One
Make You Feel My Love
Your Body Is A Wonderfuland
I’ll Never Go
This I Promise You
I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing
Keep U 4Ever
Maghintay Ka Lamang
I Won’T Let Go
IN PHOTOS: I AM JAKE ZYRUS
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