I have shot Kamikazee several times on different music festivals and big concerts but never on a small, intimate bar tour setting. This band has been known for their very energetic performances that seems to electrify the crowd. They always do the unexpected leaving their patrons at the edge of their seats.
The third leg of the KamiQuesoHoundz bar tour was held at 19th East bar. They also launched their newest video “Kunwari” in collaboration with Gloc9. A politically inclined song telling about the promises politicians always makes.
The band also sung “Huling Sayaw” with Denise Barcena (Gloc9’s Protege). The crowd surely made a worthwhile trip to the south, going home entertained.
I was invited by one of the organizer for the Azzaro DB Decibel launch at the Prive Luxury Club. Since they told me band will be playing I thought that it was an opportunity for me to test out Yoda (my new Canon 5D Mark III). I haven’t had the chance to shoot a music gig since I bought it.
The night was highlighted by free booze (yeah anyone likes free drinks), a Fashion show by up and coming designers here in the Philippines and Franco, a Filipino rock supergroup with members from different Filipino bands. The lineup consists of Franco Reyes (of InYo) on vocals, Gabby Alipe (of Urbandub) on guitar, Paolo “8” Toleran (of Queso) on guitar, Buwi Meneses (of Parokya ni Edgar) on bass guitar, and JanJan Mendoza (of Urbandub) on drums.
Here are some of the photos from that night.
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Being the past frontman for bands like Advent Call, P.O.T. and Kapatid, Karl Roy really knows how to rock the house. There was even a rumor that he was suppose to be Razorback’s lead vocalist (Kevin Roy, the Razorback’s current vocalist is Karl’s brother).
Karl Roy’s passing was announced by her sister Kathryn via a facebook post. He passed away last March 13, 2012
It is with deepest sadness that I share the news of Karl’s passing. He was called Home today at 1:01 a.m. Manila time (Tuesday, March 13th), surrounded by those who loved him most – mommy, Keith, Kevin, Krys, his daughter Arianna, and our cousin Jack (Roy-Duavit). Please continue to pray for Karl. He brought so much joy to others but, unfortunately, did not have enough of it in this life. He’s in a better place now, with Lolo Pepe, Lola Conching and Daddy.
- Kathryn Roy
Had the chance of meeting him on a surf trip a few years back, offering us a bottle of Red Horse beer and some happy stick when we arrived. He even joked that he knows a great spot to surf. “Ako meron alam na secret spot (I know a secret spot)” he said. When we asked where was it, he replied “Secret nga eh! (Its a secret!)”.
I had the pleasure of shooting some of the gigs he performed in. I have got to say, the camera loves him. I always find myself watching him sing rather than doing my job of shooting him (yes, i’m a fan!).
Dude manila rock scene won’t be the same without you. You will be missed dearly. Just in case you bump into John Lennon, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Francis M say hi to them for us. Show the heaven how to rock, pinoy style!!
Here are some pictures of Karl Roy from the last two major shows he performed. Thank you for the music bro! Surfs up!
Karl Roy at Tanduay 5 Rockfest 2011 (MOA Concert Grounds)
Karl Roy at Channel V Music Fest (Metrowalk Parking Lot)
I will be covering a gig on Saturday to show support for this cause. A group of friends (Team Anna) is holding a benefit concert to raise funds for Anna’s fight against Cancer.
I don’t personally know Anna, I was just amazed by her friend’s support. She is one luck gal to have them. Maybe HE will notice this gig and give one big MIRACLE for her.
So if you want to rock out on Saturday, come by Autonomy Bar and Resto around 8pm. Hope to see you guys there
Short info on Team Anna:
We are a group of friends out on a mission: to help our awesome friend and overall awesome person, Anna Alvarez WIN against cancer.
In 2009 Kristine Anne Ong Alvarez, or Anna to her family, friends, and colleagues, was diagnosed with stage 3 neuroendocrine tumor, a rare type of cancer that stemmed from her pancreas and has spread throughout the liver.
More about the Gig:
This is not your usual Gig!
One Night! Seven Bands! One Cause!
Pak Da Kanser! is a one night event of music and bands. This isnt going to be just a night of headbanging and fun. Pak Da Kanser is a fundraising event, a benefit concert handled by Team Anna in cooperation with Shoplifters United. All proceeds will be used in the medication and chemotherapy treatments of our Friend Anna, who is currently battling against Cancer. Help us Help Anna win this war by joining us on that same date.
*Note: I’m not that familiar with these bands, so I took the liberty of searching YouTube, lo and behold, I was hooked. I liked the way they sound. Take note of the band “Your Imaginary Friends” and “Top Junk (with Tuesday Vargas on vocals)”.
Ticket price: P150.00
Inclusive of One Bottle of Beer!
When: February 4, 2012 (Its Saturday Night everybody is free! Come on! Dress up and join the pahhteee!)
Where: Autonomy Bar Maria Clara Street Barangka Drive Mandaluyong City
How to get there? Check out the Map on this Album.
or click this to view the map:
For Tickets and Reservations contact the following numbers:
09235290036 look for Araxi Rei Xian
09284659084 look for Nikki
09286766311 look for Ahmad
09165959240 look for Vianca
Attire: Be at you best Look! 🙂
The REVOLUTION will take over the month of hearts as the finest music of today go hand in hand in raising the alarm for HIV AWARENESS. Prepare for a Bigger and Better RED REVOLUTION, February 9, 2012, Metrowalk Open Parking Lot, gates will open at 3pm. Let’s SPREAD the LOVE!
Don’t forget to do your part. Be aware, get informed. Sound the alarm. BLOW HARDER!
Get ready to rock it out on FEBRUARY 9, 2012 for the Red Revolution with these bands (in no particular order):
- Pepe Smith
- Moonstar 88
- Brownman Revival
- River Maya
- Grin Department
- General Luna
- Ebe Dancel
- Kiss Jane
- Tanya Markova
- Someday Dream
- 6cycle mind
- Radioactive Sago Project
- Silent Sanctuary
- Top Junk
- Blue Boy Bites Back
- Never the Strangers
- Letterday Story
- Banda ni Kleggy
- All for Patricia
- Karl Roy
- Urban Dub
Buy your tickets at:
- SM MOA
- SM North
- SM The Block
- SM Makati
- SM Megamall
- SM San Lazaro
- Shangri-la Plaza
- Gateway Mall
- Festival Mall Alabang
- Rockwell Powerplant Mall
- Robinsons Place Ermita
- Sta. Lucia East
Ticket price is Php 50.
(there will be no more P30 and P20 denominations but we will still accept the tickets purchased before.)
*You may also buy tickets to the show thru Channel [V] Philippines at email@example.com or call 0927-2404222.
You can also check www.facebook.com/eatshootrock
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of shooting for the biggest tattoo convention here in the Philippines dubbed “Dutdutan”. The event was held at the World Trade Center, Roxas Blvd. It was attended by both local and international artists, collectors (a guy/gal with tattoo), exhibitors.
One of the highlight of the event is the FHM Bikini Open participated by the FHM babes. I myself almost froze when i saw them but I have to resist so i can work (Who will not freeze when they threw their shirts on me #truestory).
My assignment for this event was to shoot the bands that performed during the event. It was a tiring two day event and I can’t wait for Dutdutan 12!!! Rock on!
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