Mint music

Mint Perform at UNA’s Beatles’ Night

From a world music/triphop/electronica inspired group, let’s go to this new one that I’m also a part of. It’s another addition to the my continuing music odyssey. You’d probably be thinking, how many bands that this guy have? Well as what I’ve mentioned last time, I wanted to be accessible to everyone and share my style of music as much as I can, so the number increases hehe.

Since I listen basically to all genres, from pop to rock to blues to jazz, there are certain ideas that come out in my head that may not fit to this band or that band, so I throw those stuffs on other groups and collaborate. Even if I play the same approach, somehow it would sound differently because of the diversity each brings on the table.

And that’s when I got to play for Mint as a guitar sideman and other instruments like harmonica (just a poser though). The band is relatively new but each members have been playing long with other projects.

Mint brings you the vibe of the old stuffs, the Beatlesque, psychedelic styles of the late 60s era with a li’l touch of today’s music. The band was formed as a trio of Glenn Mapue (vocals and guitar), Andrew Harder (bass), and Paolo Vivas (drums) and later on, JP Hernandez (percussion) and I joined them.

The band is currently on the process of recording an album and hopefully it will be released soon.

Here’s a show we played at a Beatles night event performing originals and covers from the fab four.

art event The Beatles

Come Together..The Beatlemania 2nd Reunion Exhibit

Filipino hardcore Beatle aficionados/artists gather at the 16th Graphic Expo SMX, Mall of Asia for the 2nd reunion exhibit of their art works inspired by the greatest band of all time, The Beatles. The group has been an inspiration to many of today’s famous musicians and has been very influential to the pop culture in all parts of the world.


The exhibit depicts the soulful images of John, Paul, George and Ringo and their songs in prints and canvas. Memorabilias like pins, old song books, posters are being displayed as well. I even got to see a ticket of their show held in Rizal Memorial Football Stadium, Philippines back in July ’66, and guess how much it costs? 30 pesos!! And that’s at ringside!! I have fifty bucks here and if only I can travel back time, I could have seen them perform live and would still have a 20 buck change \m/.

Met some of the artists at the exhibit like Rei Ayaton through Nat, and felt like “I’m not worthy!” – ala Wayne Campbell gesture. Sir Rei’s works are fantastic! You should see his compiled books, a biography of the Fab Four. It’s like a hard bound comic, complete with well-detailed illustrations. I was in complete awe when I saw it. And according to him, he still have other books which he didn’t bring.


These are amazing art works displayed by all the great artists. Filipino art at its finest.


The event also concides Sir Paul McCartney’s birthday which makes it extra special. So here’s a toast to Sir Paul! To the Fab Four! And to everyone!




Today I’m celebrating another year of my existence. Many many thanks to the Man Above for all these wonderful blessings. You’re the best! The greatest of all!!


Also, I’m greeting everyone else who’s celebrating their birthdays today and to all the June celebrants a Happy Birthday!!!

‘Cause it’s my birthday, your birthday, here’s a song tribute to rev up our day, a song by one of my favorite group, The Beatles…Rock On fellas!!!