KJ, A New Collaboration Band Featuring Kuya Kurt and Jyel

Illustration by: singer-songwriter Jong Sumangil A new collaborative project has emerged in the independent/underground scene here in Manila that features two of the most prominent advocates of independent music, Kuya Kurt (Sigwada Experiment) and Jyel (Sensitivo). Simply called as KJ, they started out with fun jams during sets of each group and in drinking sessions […]

Featured Song: Kimberly Collado and Lester Namocatcat’s Hibang

Whenever I hear someone says OPM is dead or songwriting is dead here in the Philippines, my initial reaction has always been, huh?! Is this person aware of the scene? Because if you will see the independent or underground circuit, we have abundant of talented songwriters and performers waiting to be heard and get played […]

Escape the C EP Launch

Being accessible to various artists, playing and collaborating with other bands, it feels great to share your stuffs and play nice tunes with them. It opens you up on all genres and allows to explore the things you haven’t done before. One of my latest main band projects is Escape the C, which released their […]

Memories on Two Strings

Music and arts go hand in hand. Last Saturday, I went to Conspiracy Garden Cafe to check out friends in an art exhibit and album launch. It was a great event that featured Sinag de Leon‘s art opening of her paper cut creations which was inspired by the music of her brother Diwa de Leon‘s […]

Impromptu Jam @ Songwriters’ Night, Sitting In With The Group X2M

Last night was another jam time at Songwriters’ Night in Conspiracy Garden Cafe at Visayas Ave. I was asked late by my friends to sit in to their group X2M, since they, the core members will not be there. So it’s another impromptu jam, and with the songs emailed to me before I went to […]