If Charice and Arnel Pineda (of the band Journey) made it in the US, another Pinay is making waves in Europe, particularly in Switzerland. She is none other than Lica, the 14 year old Swiss based Filipina singing sensation.
Lica was hand-picked by Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy award winning music legend Phil Collins to be part of his “Little Dreams Foundation” where she is trained. She has performed before the President of Switzerland as well as various United Nations gathering like the annual United Nations Women’s Guild Bazaar. Aside from Collins, Lica has collaborated with Canadian pop sensation Bryan Adams and their version of “Everything I Do” was a huge hit in Switzerland. She has also shared the stage with international artists like Laura Pausini, Jermaine Jackson and Mike Rutherford and impressed Lara Fabian during a performance in a Swiss TV show “Reves.”
She has released her debut album “All I Want To Be” (out in the Philippines under MCA Music) featuring the carrier single “All I Wanna Be”, a duet with the Philippines’ multi-awarded crooner Richard Poon. He flew all the way to London to record the track and shoot the music video with her. It also includes the new single “I’m Your Friend”, a pop track that will sure be a radio hit. Other tracks in the album are: “The Magic”, “Bagong Umaga”, “One More Time”, “Summer Party”, “Ray of Sunshine”, Sound of Silence”, “Star Fantasy”, “All I Wanna Be (solo version)”, “New Day” and “Christmas Song”.
Watch Lica as she is home to conquer her homeland for a Philippine Tour this Saturday, July 30 at SM North EDSA The Block with special guest—OPM boyband 1:43, August 6 (Saturday) at SM Manila and August 7 (Sunday) at SM San Lazaro with special guest- sibling pop duo The Lamars. All shows start at 5pm.
Lica “All I Want To Be” The Philippine Tour is presented by SM Supermalls and MCA Music in cooperation with Business Mirror and Red Box. Check out www.facebook.com/mcamusic for more updates on the LICA: The Philippine Promo Tour. Text LICA to 3456 to download her songs.