Archive for February, 2008

The Pin Up Girls – Nilamon ng Gabi

Monday, February 25th, 2008

The Pin-Up Girls was formed back in 1996 by Mondo Castro (vocals, guitar), Pamela Aquino (vocals, guitar) and Jeng Tan (vocals, bass). They eventually added guitarist Ryan Nachura and drummer Noel Garcia and began performing New Wave covers at local clubs. The band has often been tagged as the first Philippine band to have been signed up under a foreign recording label.

On July 2003, the Pin-Up Girls made their American debut with the critically acclaimed five-track EP Taste Test. The limited edition CD quickly sold out, and the dreamy ballad “Caress” hit No. 1 on NU-107 in the Philippines and on “Flashback Alternatives” in New Jersey.

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Power to Unite

Monday, February 18th, 2008

This video, Power to Unite, was directed by Louie Ignacio and also recently won in the prestigious New York Festivals last February 1. The said music video won a Gold Medal Award under the entertainment category. The music video was produced and the song composed by Elvira Go of the National Bible Quiz, Inc., with Rene Martinez performing the song and Charo Unite providing the melody. This is also the first time for a Filipino to win in the entertainment category in the New York Festivals.

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Hale – Shooting Star

Monday, February 11th, 2008

The band Hale’s first single “Broken Sonnet” was an instant hit – the song’s sincerity instantly caught the attention of the Philippine youth and the rest was history.

All of the members from the southern part of Metro Manila and with vocalist Champ Lui-Pio, Hale is under EMI Philippines and continues to make hits since the 1st quarter of 2005.

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Freestyle – Before I Let You Go

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Before I Let You Go is a very lonely song about a person reminiscing the good old days when they were still together with their loved one. Unfortunately, things have to end and they must part ways. It’s a song saying how one feels losing someone you love, and things you wish you had done and said when you were still together, but everything is too late.

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