Monday, August 14, 2017

A1 MEMBER CHRISTIAN INGEBRIGTSEN RELEASES FIRST SOLO ALBUM IN 10 YEARS!

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«Got to be» is Christian’s first solo album in 10 years. Besides being a busy touring artist, he’s spent the last ten years mostly writing and producing for others. In the process, however, occasionally he’d stumble across a song that he liked so much, he decided to keep it for himself. This is a collection of such songs.


It contains everything from ideas he started working on back in the very beginning of his career, songwriting camps and sessions across the world, through his music today. In some ways it’s like a best of the unreleased songs. This is a collection of the songs I wasn’t able to give away or forget, and that have been on the tip of my heart for far too long. I haven’t tried to create an album that’s in keeping with the trends of today. I have simply collected the songs that I’ve written that have moved me the most over the last few years. My hope is that it can bring joy to
others, too» - says Christian about the release.

The musicians he’s brought on board for the album are some of the world’s finest, from Ash Soan to the Czech National Symphony Orchestra and band mate Mark Read. It’s produced by Christian himself and mixed by Bjørn Erik Pedersen in Whiteroom, with the exception of the song “Perfect day”, which is produced by his school friend from LIPA, Mads Hauge, who’s had great success as a producer and songwriter for artists like Pixie Lott, Lana Del Rey and Natasha Bedingfield.

Christian Ingebrigtsen studied music at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, and debuted as a recording artist as member of the British-Norwegian pop group a1 in 1999. In just five years they managed to reach the number one spot and have eight top ten singles in the UK singles charts. With songs like “Caught in the middle”, “Same old brand new you”, “Everytime” and a cover of Aha’s “Take on me”, they topped the charts all across the world, selling more than 10 million albums, winning both MTV awards and a Brit Award. They are, according the to
Guinness book of hit singles, among the 500 most successful artists in British chart history.

In 2003 Christian released his first solo album, which certified platinum in Norway. The single “Things are gonna change” topped the singles chart. As did the single “In love with an angel”, which he wrote and sang with Norwegian pop sweetheart Maria Arredondo. His Christmas album “Paint Christmas White” also certified gold, and laid the foundation for the many extensive Christmas tours he’s held each year since. In 2016 he toured 47 churches in Norway with his “Julenatt” tour. The latest album Christian released was “The truth about lies”. which came out in 2007. The single “Adorable” went in at number one in Norway, and became a radio hit.

During the preparations for his next solo project, he was offered one of the lead roles in the Norwegian west end production of Les Misérables, and did 98 shows as Marius in 2009. This led to Christian being offered more roles as an actor. He performs voice over for several Disney movies in Norwegian, among them Brother Bear and the voice of Flynn Rider in Tangled. The following year, a1 reunited, released two more albums, and toured heavily around Norway, Asia, and as part of the Big Reunion» on ITV, did an arena tour of the UK.

Christian is also a keynote speaker, active ambassador for Compassion, and a lecturer in songwriting at the NLA University College. With so many things going on, time doesn’t always add up. That’s the reason why this album Christian began as early as 2007 hasn’t seen the light of day until now. Finally it’s ready to be shared with the world.

Christian Ingebrigtsen’s latest album offering Got To Be includes the hit singles “Someone to live for”, “Still” and the endearing ballad “Break Me”, which is now enjoying massive airplay on the top radio stations in Metro Manila. It’s a break up song that many Pinoy music enthusiasts, especially the romantic types and those who are fond of “hugot’ lyrics love and can easily relate to. Break Me appeals primarily to the sentimental hearts of Christian’s fans in the Philippines. It is indeed a potential hit that is expected to climb up the charts in no time.

Got To Be is now available for download on all musical digital platforms released under Incicon Label.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Legendary Bands, Rock Icons Come Together for First Ever Pinoy Super Band Concert

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For the first time in the history of Original Pilipino Music (OPM), the biggest and most iconic names in Pinoy rock music will come together to put up a performance for the ages.


Presented by Rockfordproductions, Inc., Full Blast PinoySuper Bands gathers legendary and OPM rock icons in what is easily one of this year’s biggest and much-awaited musical events.

All set to rock music fans with their timeless and iconic anthems at this once-in-a-lifetime musical showcase are legendary Filipino rock bands including folk rock pioneer Lolita Carbon of  the Asin band and the boys , hit Pinoy rock band from the 70s, Maria Cafra, early 80s punk rock group The Wuds, and alternative  punk group The Youth ,pinoy hard rock band Razorback and Pinoy metal group Queso

Also set to electrify the stage are 90s rock icons and fan favorites Dong Abay, former frontman of Yano; Basti Artadi, lead vocalist of Wolfgang; and lastly the all time king and godfather of pinoy rock and roll Juan de la Cruz Band with its original members Mike Hanopol, Wally Gonzales and Pepe smith performing together after so many years in a big concert arena. Guaranteed to play all their hits! 

It will be the first and possibly the only time that these bands and music icons from different eras of Pinoy rock are coming together in one major concert. Music fans are in for an epic night of nothing but pure Pinoy rock and roll as these music royalties pay tribute and showcase the evolution of Original Pinoy Rock Music through their own respective sets.

Also set to perform at this one-night-only musical event as front acts are indie bands, Suicidal Genius, Banda ni Kleggy, Grace Note and reggae rock band The Chonkeys 

Full Blast Pinoy Super Band takes place this October 19 , 2017 at CUNETA ASTRODOME . Ticket prices are as follows:  VIP, P3500, Ring side P2500, lower box P1000 and Gen ad P500. Gates open at 5PM. Presented by Rockford Productions Inc.

Tickets to Full Blast Pinoy Super Bands will be available thru Ticketnet online and Ticketworld starting July 29 2017.

For ticket reservations,  please call 0916-6392291. For updates and more information, visit Rockfordproductions Facebook page at facebook.com/rockfordproductions.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Hardwell & Zedd To Headline Road to ULTRA Philippines

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Will Return to the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds

Tickets Now on Sale

The world's most international festival brand, ULTRA Worldwide, returns to Manila for the third annual edition of Road to ULTRA Philippines on September 15, as it reveals the all-star lineup for its 2017 edition.


Having last performed in the Philippines in 2014, Hardwell has been confirmed to headline the event, joined by German hitmaker, Zedd, who on his last visit to the capital city performed to an astonishing 12,000 people.

GetterREZZ and Sam Feldt will support the two headliners, with both Getter and REZZ, two of the fastest-rising stars in dance music, making their debuts in the Philippines. Local support for the event will be announced in the coming months.

Road to ULTRA Philippines will also be moving back outside to the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds on September 15, having moved indoors last year for one year. Previous iterations of Road to ULTRA Philippines have hosted some of the biggest electronic talents on earth including Alesso, A-Trak, Skrillex and Tiësto.

Having announced its lineup, tickets priced at P5500, 3500, 1500 are now on sale and available exclusively via smtickets.com and Ultraphilippines.com (1500 tickets are sold out). Produced by Blackwater and Ovation Productions. For VIP tables, call 532-8883 or email info@ultraphilippines.com. Sponsored by Sony Extra Bass.

Road to ULTRA Philippines is one of an incredible EIGHT events that ULTRA Worldwide are set to host in Asia throughout the month of September. For the full calendar of remaining ULTRA events in Asia, see below. For all ULTRA Worldwide dates, head to umfworldwide.com

Road to ULTRA India Mumbai – September 7
Road To ULTRA New Delhi – September 8
ULTRA China – September 9-10
Road To ULTRA Taiwan – September 10
ULTRA Beach Bali – September 14-15
Road To ULTRA Philippines – September 15
Road To ULTRA Hong Kong – September 16
ULTRA Japan – September 16-18

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Guest Experience at Power Mac Center Spotlight

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August ushers in a celebration of world class musical talent performance by acclaimed Filipino composer Nilo Alcala. He debuts original compositions for the Manila Symphony Orcherstra on August 6 at Power Mac Center Spotlight.

Simultaneously, Spanish composer, Edouard Lalo’s ‘Symphonie Espagnole’ (1874), will be performed by German-Indonesian guest violin soloist, Iskandar Widjaja. Joining this stellar pair of performers is bohemian composer Antonin Dvorak's 'Symphony No.8,' who will be under the baton of Singaporean conductor Darrell Ang. 

This officially marks the beginning of the 2017 to 2018 season of the Manila Symphony Orchestra. Tickets range from PHP1400, 1000, 900, 550, 350; available at all Ticketworld outlets

Monday, July 17, 2017

Christian Bautista To Release Second Single “Huling Harana” This July 28

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Having a multitude of accolades under his belt doesn’t stop Christian Bautista from pursuing new ventures. Last June, the City of Manila and Mayor Joseph Estrada presented Asia’s Romantic Balladeer with the “Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan” award for his contribution in the local and international music scene. Christian said in an interview that receiving the award felt “close to home” because the awardees were carefully chosen by “those within the [Manila] community” themselves. Aside from being a critically acclaimed icon in the music industry, the singer is also known for his character, Winston, in GMA-7’s hit television show “My Love From The Star” which airs from Monday to Friday and also stars Jennelyn Mercado and Gil Cuerva.

The renowned hit-maker recently launched his latest single, Kapit, under Universal Records. The track, which Christian describes as one that speaks of “holding on” in the face of a relationship’s trials, is the theme song of GMA-7’s primetime Koreanovela, “Innocent Defendant”. The Korean TV drama is scheduled after “I Heart Davao” and before “Saksi” on the premier television network. The music video for the said song, shot in Solaire Resort and Casino, premiered last month as well. The carrier single served as a sneak peek for Christian’s upcoming album, which the sought-after vocalist reveals is a new phase and a kind of self-rediscovery.

The second single for the much-anticipated album is entitled Huling Harana, which Christian explains is a track that veers away from the typical Broadway vibe. The “hugot”-filled ballad, written by Banda Ni Kleggy’s Rye Sarmiento, is a follow-up to the successful carrier track,Kapit. It will be available digitally this July 28 on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon, and Spinnr.

Equipped with exemplary songwriting expertise and years of experience in the industry, Christian Bautista has scheduled his album—which he co-wrote and co-produced himself with the help of Universal Records—for release very soon. He is currently working on new materials for the upcoming record. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

COLDPLAY’S KALEIDOSCOPE EP OUT TODAY

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PLUS NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR ‘MIRACLES (SOMEONE SPECIAL)’

Coldplay’s new five-track Kaleidoscope EP is out to download and stream worldwide today (the CD and vinyl versions of the EP will follow on August 4). Click to listen on Spotify or Apple Music / iTunes.


The band have also just premiered a new lyric video for Miracles (Someone Special), a collaboration with Detroit rapper Big Sean, which you can watch now at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7atDQreame4

The EP was produced by the band’s long-term collaborators Rik Simpson and Daniel Green, together with Bill Rahko, and features a new live version of Coldplay’s hit single with The Chainsmokers, Something Just Like This, recorded in Tokyo in April. The full tracklisting is as follows:

1.         All I Can Think About Is You

2.         Miracles (Someone Special) - Coldplay & Big Sean

3.         A L I E N S

4.         Something Just Like This (Tokyo Remix) - Coldplay & The Chainsmokers

5.         Hypnotised


The EP is the sister release to the band’s acclaimed A Head Full Of Dreams album, which has sold more than 5 million copies since its December 2015 release. The four new songs were recorded in the band’s on-the-road studio during their A Head Full Of Dreams Tour, which reaches Paris this weekend for three sold out nights at the Stade de France.

The song A L I E N S was co-written by Brian Eno, and co-produced by Eno, Rik Simpson and Markus Dravs. All proceeds from A L I E N S will go to Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), an international NGO which rescues migrants and refugees in peril at sea in the Mediterranean. The band are patrons of the charity.

The A Head Full Of Dreams Tour continues to North America for dates in August, September and October, before culminating with newly-announced shows in Brazil and Argentina in November. More than 4.6 million tickets have now been sold for the tour. For the full list of upcoming concerts, go to coldplay.com/tour.

Monday, July 10, 2017

EXO Launched Official Twitter Account with Special Emoji

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11 Million Tweets were generated to welcome the leading K-Pop band on Twitter


10 July 2017, PHILIPPINES - Leading K-Pop band EXO, which is about to make its comeback in mid-July, opened its official Twitter account @weareoneEXO on 8 July and was welcomed with an extraordinary 11 million Tweets from fans around the world over the weekend. Soon after launching the account, the hashtags #EXO and #KoKoBop were trending globally on Twitter.

EXO are so loved by fans from all over the world that they have been generating an average of more than one million Tweets a day without having an official account on Twitter. Last year, EXO topped the list of Top Trending Artists on Twitter, winning top global artists.

Top Trending Artists in 2016 on Twitter:
1.     #Exo
2.     #Jimin
3.     #Prince
4.     #JustinBieber
5.     #DavidBowie
6.     #OneDirection
7.     #Bambam
8.     #Beyonce
9.     #Jin
10.  #Jungkook

Exo opened its official Twitter account (@weareoneEXO) at 9:26 pm PHT on 8 July and posted its first Tweet. The popular K-POP band used Twitter’s ‘Instant Unlock’ feature to unveil their new album teaser videos before the comeback. ‘Instant Unlock’ is a feature that allows people to view special videos and content by engaging with a Tweet.

At around midnight on the next day, 9 July, one of the EXO members, Kai's 15-second teaser video was unveiled and the Tweet volume once again jumped. Fans of EXO continued to talk on Twitter about hoping to release a teaser video for each member and 3.7 million Tweets were generated overnight.

Twitter is celebrating the opening of EXO’s official account and has set up a special emoji to help fans around the world cheer for the comeback. EXO’s special emojis will appear on all Tweets using the official hashtags: #EXO#엑소#TheWarEXO,#KoKoBop starting 8 July until 8 August 2017.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Liam Gallagher Debut solo album ‘As You Were’ out October 6th

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SHARES NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR ‘CHINATOWN’

Debut solo album ‘As You Were’ out October 6th on Warner Bros. Records

“Everything you’d want from a solo Liam Gallagher: big tunes, great singing, plenty of attitude.” – Q

“Arguably the greatest frontman of his generation.” – NME

“The very essence of a rock’n’roll star.” – The Times

“Music needs him more than ever.” – ES Mag

The return of Liam Gallagher gathered pace with a sensational show at GlastonburyNME described it as “a swaggering, emotional moment”“worth the hype” and “one of Glastonbury’s finest moments” before concluding “never underestimate the man, he was made for moments like this.” Between Glastonbury, his recent sold-out underplay tour and an emotional performance at One Love ManchesterLiam Gallagher has demonstrated that he’s back to his very best.


Now Liam continues to build anticipation for the October 6th release of his debut solo album ‘As You Were’ by sharing the new lyric video for his latest track ‘Chinatown’.

In contrast to the punchy ‘Wall Of Glass’‘Chinatown’ is an atmospheric psychedelic slowburner in which Liamutilises the more tender side of his inimitable vocal stylings. As a pairing, the two tracks hint at what to expect from‘As You Were’ with Liam adding a modern sheen to his passion for a wide-range of influences from the 60s and 70s.

‘Chinatown’ was produced and written by Andrew Wyatt, the frontman of the band Miike Snow, whose previous credits include collaborations with the likes of Florence + The Machine. In addition to his work on ‘Chinatown’Wyatt also co-wrote four other tracks on ‘As You Were’ in the shape of ‘Wall Of Glass’‘Paper Crown’‘Come Back To Me’ and ‘Doesn’t Have To Be That Way’

After Liam ignited the album’s writing process with the heavy duty soul-rock of ‘Bold’‘As You Were’ was recorded in two locations. Greg Kurstin performed all of the instruments on the four songs that he produced (‘Wall Of Glass’‘Paper Crown’‘Come Back To Me’ and the psychedelic whoosh of ‘It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way’), while Dan Grech-Marguerat produced the remainder of the album at Snap! Studios in London.

“I didn’t want to be reinventing anything or going off on a space jazz odyssey,” says Liam“It’s the Lennon ‘Cold Turkey’ vibe, The Stones, the classics. But done my way, now.”

One of the most striking aspects of ‘As You Were’ is that all the songs have a purpose. There’s no flab, nothing to cut. They all feel directed at something or someone, setting the record straight or getting his side of the story over, be that the swinging, Bo Diddley-like ‘Greedy Soul’, which incinerates someone who’s the “ungrateful dead” or the mega-ballad ‘For What It’s Worth’ which serves up the album’s biggest chorus.

The tracklisting for ‘As You Were’ is:

1.     ‘Wall Of Glass’
2.     ‘Bold’
3.     ‘Greedy Soul’
4.     ‘Paper Crown’
5.     ‘For What It’s Worth’
6.     ‘When I’m In Need’
7.     ‘You Better Run’
8.     ‘I Get By’
9.     ‘Chinatown’
10.  ‘Come Back To Me’
11.  ‘Universal Gleam’
12.  ‘I've All I Need’

Bonus tracks on deluxe editions of the album

13.  ‘Doesn’t Have To Be That Way’
14.  ‘All My People / All Mankind’
15.  ‘I Never Wanna Be Like You’

The ‘As You Were’ cover features an iconic new portrait of Liam which was taken by the influential photographer, fashion designer and creative director Hedi Slimane.

‘As You Were’ is now available to pre-order from https://l-gx.com/lg_asyouwere with ‘Wall Of Glass’ and ‘Chinatown’ provided as an instant download. It will be released on digital (standard and deluxe), CD (standard and deluxe) and vinyl (standard 12” and limited edition coloured 12” formats).

A special boxset is also available from https://wbr.ec/lg-store-dlxboxset. It compiles a coloured 12” vinyl of the album, an exclusive 7” format of ‘For What It’s Worth’, a print designed by Klaus Voorman (the artist behind TheBeatles’ ‘Revolver’ album cover) and additional collectors’ items.