Azzaro Launch Featuring Franco

Posted By Marlon De Jesus / June, 7, 2012 / 2 comments

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.

More photos on EatShootRock’s Facebook Page

Karl Roy: Passed Away, Rest In Peace

Posted By Marlon De Jesus / March, 13, 2012 / 0 comments

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)






Pak Da Kanser! (A Benefit Concert)

Posted By Marlon De Jesus / January, 31, 2012 / 4 comments

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.


Your Imaginary Friends
The Camerawalls
Mom’s Cake
Puny Earthlings
Top Junk
Musical O

*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! 🙂



Dutdutan 11 Event Shoot

Posted By Marlon De Jesus / August, 31, 2011 / 3 comments

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!

More photos at EatShootRock Facebook Page

Dutdutan 11 Performers and FHM Bikini Open Photo set

Dutdutan 11 Tattoo Photo set

Dutdutan Tattoo Convention 2011

Posted By Marlon De Jesus / August, 24, 2011 / 0 comments


To ensure that you have everything that you need, do this at least a day before the shoot. Unforeseen events always happens (Ex. unexpected emergencies, equipment failures and sometimes.. Oversleeping.. #guilty #truestory)

Below is a list of things I usually do prior to my shoot.

  • Charge batteries (flash and camera batteries)
  • Format all memory cards
  • Test all equipment to make sure that its working perfectly.
  • Dust off dirt from your cameras and lenses. You may use those rocket blowers and lens cloths to remove those dusts.
  • Pack camera, lenses, chargers, flash, monopod (Its is very useful in stabilizing shots on music gigs. Especially on low light scenarios) and other lighting equipments.
  • Bring extra shirts.
  • Bring a couple of trash bags (No you won’t be cleaning up the hall after the shoot. You can use this to wrap your bag just in case a monsoon decides to drop by the venue).
  • Bring calling cards.
  • Bring water and a couple of energy bar
  • Pack several SMILES (It comes a long way, I promise. )

What to do on the day of the shoot?

Come in at least an hour early to scout the area. This will also make an impression that you are professional and you mean business.  Talk to the organizers about what kind of shots they want since they may be using your photos on their post event press releases. Shoot around to test your settings.

Make sure that you already ate before going to your shoot. You need to be energized for a whole day event.


Dutdutan Tattoo Convention 2011

Philippine’s premier Tattoo Expo and Convention presented by Tribal Streetwear and Skinworkz.


I’m not part of the organizing committee, I will just have the honor of shooting for the event. I got the info below from their official FB Account (Dutdutan Convention 11). You can also visit their website for more info.

Dutdutan info and list of activities

  1. Dates: Aug 26-27, 2011
  2. World Trade Center Hall B & C
  3. Open gates at 12noon
  4. Program from 1pm to 2am per day
  5. 1 day ticket is P250 & 2 days ticket is P450
  6. Event shirt is P350
  7. Tickets and shirts available during the event & on Tribal boutiques
  8. URCC on Aug 26
  9. Bikini & Drum Duel on Aug 27
  10. Bands, Tattoo Convention & Tattoo Competition on both days (different bands and tattoo categories per day)
  11. You can bring DLSR, video camera
  12. 90 Tattoo booths – foreign and local
  13. Surprise international guests from Tribal Crew
  14. Hourly raffle draw (Don’t forget to drop your raffle stub at the entrance)
  15. Freebies from sponsors during the event

Official band lineup of Dutdutan ’11!

Aug 26:
Kadangyan, Budoy, Talahib, Republika de Lata, Kwadro, The Chongkeys, Batas, Sinosikat, Kamikazee, Tanya Markova, General Luna, Intolerant, Maplesyrup, Lolita Carbon of Asin, Valley of Chrome, Chilidogs, Reklamo

Aug 27:
Grandslam Tambulan, Krazykyle & Rapskallion, Dcoy Mizz Snapper & Wika Artists, Franco, The Breed, Gandharva, Grin Department, FINALVOW, Papadom & Powerpuffcorn, Arcadia, Chicosci, Hijo, WUDS, The Dawn, Dahong Palay