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Mike Elgar.. RIVERMAYA's longest serving guitarist 

Michael Maximino "Mike" C. Elgar (born May 8, 1976) is a Filipino musician currently performs as a guitarist and one of the lead vocalists for the band Rivermaya. He has been the band's longest serving guitarist, ever since he joined in May 2001

At the age of 10, he learned to play guitar. When he was 13 years old, he already formed a band and played his first gig and in 1992 (15 years old), he is already a national guitar champion. 

In 1999, he signed as a recording artist in the Jett Pangan Group and produce 1 Extended Play and 1 album before it was dissolved in 2001. 

In 2000, he formed the band 7 Foot Junior as its frontman and guitarist. 

He was later recruited by Rivermaya in May 2001 with Japs Sergio (from Daydream Cycle) and Kakoy Legaspi (from Mr. Crayon) after the departure of the original bassist Nathan Azarcon and session/touring guitarist J-John Valencia (who left by Summer of 2001). 

He has since then played with the band as lead guitarist and eventually became one of the lead vocalists of the band. He is also one of the songwriters in the band.

 

Watch & Meet Mike Elgar at  RIVERMAYA w/ Perf De Castro "Moving Forward, Giving Back" 2019 US TOUR 

September 6, 2019 - Los Angeles  www.BayanPromotions.com/SoCalRivermaya

September 7, 2019 - San Francisco www.BayanPromotions.com/Rivermaya2019

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Zeyonce... a young local singer from the bay area 

Zeyoncé Brown, 17 years old from Milpitas, CA. She started singing at the age of 6. Zeyoncé been performing in local communities, opening acts in famous singers from the Philippines like Sarah Geronimo, Vice Ganda, Gary Valenciano, Arnel Pineda, Lani Misalucha, Martin Nievera, Piolo Pascual and many more, Zeyoncé been performing in other States as well. 

On July 27, 2019. Zeyoncé will be Launching her First Single CD in  Ichiban Filipino Cuisine , Composed and written by Mr. Vehnee Saturno

Monumental by Far... local band making it big from the East Bay 

Monumental by Far, based out of San Francisco was founded and created by Ferdz Rafanan.  Influenced by genres such as New Wave, Punk, Alternative Pop with melodic hooks. The quintet strives to take you to a musical journey with their grungy riffs and memorable melodies. Monumental By Far means business with when it comes to live shows with their high energy performances along with their original sonic sound.  The band consists of Ferdz Rafanan the songwriter and vocalist, Marvin Bautista on lead guitar, Dennis Sarte on rhythm guitar, Dan Medina on bass and Howard Medina on Drums.  Monumental By Far are currently in the process of recording and releasing an album. 

Watch Monumental by Far at the upcoming concerts:

Aug 3, 2019 - PINOY ROCK REVUE returns to SAN FRANCISCO

Sept 7, 2019 - RIVERMAYA w/ PERF DE CASTRO "MOVING FORWARD, GIVING BACK" 2019 US TOUR in SAN FRANCISCO

 

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RIVERMAYA..... #BandaNgBayan  

RIVERMAYA, is a Filipino rock band. Formed in 1994, it is one of the several bands who spearheaded the 1990's Philippines alternative rock explosion. Rivermaya is currently composed of original members Mark Escueta and Nathan Azarcon, together with Mike Elgar. Former original members include Rico Blanco, who had been the original songwriter of the band, guitarist Perf De Castro and vocalist Bamboo Manalac, who later formed the band Bamboo and later went on his solo career. Rivermaya is listed in the top twenty-five biggest selling artists/act in the Philippines as of present.

Perfecto “Perf” De Castro is a multi-awarded Filipino musician, perhaps best known for having been a celebrated fixture in the Philippine alternative rock scene during the 1990’s. During the course of that decade, he was one of the original members of the alternative rock band Rivermaya, founded the band Triaxis, and also collaborated with the Filipino “master rapper” Francis Magalona and Filipino hard rock band Wolfgang.

 

Rivermaya + Perf De Castro rekindles the musical chemistry of of old school Rivermaya that OPM fans around the world initially loved and have been missing for over 2 decades.

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Don't miss to watch RIVERMAYA #BandaNgBayan with Perf De Castro live in  San Francisco. On September 7, 2019 Saturday at the San Francisco Filipino Cultural Center. VIP Tickets: $80 w/ meet & greet. 

 

RockStallion... captured the hearts of fans and patrons in Los Angeles and Orange Counties 

RockStallion is a high energy, rock band in Los Angeles, CA, cranking out ROCK hits from Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple to AC/DC, Van Halen and Guns N’ Roses! 

RockStallion’s  sound is anchored around virtuoso guitarist and DiMarzio artist Perfecto De Castro’s expansive guitar style that encompasses both soulful and Bluesy classic rock and modern flashy, face-melting shred. Matching the guitar fireworks is frontman Raffy Mendoza’s soaring vocals that’s reminiscent of a grittier Steve Perry with a shot of Bon Scott. Laying the foundation for all the guitar and vocal pyrotechnics are Marc Yap’s grinding bass grooves and the thundering drums of John Medina. 

RockStallion has captured the hearts of fans and patrons in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, each one surrendering to the relentless Rock N’Roll onslaught of every RockStallion show. The band has performed in world famous venues such as the Whisky A Go Go, The Pasadena Rose, The Rock Yard at Fantasy Springs Casino and the CityWalk at Universal Studios Hollywood. RockStallion also holds residencies in some of the most popular hotspots in beach cities Long Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach and Huntington Beach.

 

 

RazorBack.... Filipino Hard Rock Band 

Razorback is a Filipino hard rock band formed in 1990. Originally known for being regulars at the now-defunct Kalye, a club in Makati, the band has performed at full-scale concerts and opened for Silverchair, Rage Against the Machine and Metallica.

Razorback first began performing covers of bands such as Led Zeppelin, Juan de la Cruz Band, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden. The group was put together by drummer Miguel Ortigas and guitarists Tirso Ripoll and David Aguirre. 

 

In 1982, Miguel Ortigas met Tirso Ripoll through Ripoll's cousin in LSGH. Ortigas first handled guitars then later moved on to drums. Ortigas also studied in Yamaha School of Music, under Benjie Zialcita, who also taught Tirso Ripoll, Louie Talan and David Aguirre. It was in 1988, when they would usually watch their idols Pepe Smith, Sampaguita, Billy Bonnevie, Edmund Fortuno, and many others, in Electra Bar, Makati, where they decided to create something better.

Members of Razorback and Wolfgang used to jam onstage billed as the 'Flaming Hemorrhoids. Five years later, the band, original vocalist Jose Mari Cuervo was replaced by Kevin Roy on vocals, alongside Ripoll and Aguirre on guitars, Ortigas on drums and Louie Talan on bass, released their debut album entitled Hebigat Sounds Volume One. ('Hebigat' is a portmanteau, created by fusing the words 'Hebi', a play on the English word 'heavy', and the Filipino word 'bigat', literally, 'heavy'.) The album contained such tracks as "Giyang", "Tabi ng Bulkan" ("Beside the Volcano") and "Pepe D' Hepe".

David Aguirre is now the lead guitarist for the Southern California-based band Pinoy Rock Revue. Manuel Legarda, also of Wolfgang, has taken over his guitar duties for Razorback. Brian Velasco, who was a drum instructor at RJ Guitar Center, later joined and replaced Miguel Ortigas on drums.

 

Don't miss to watch David Aguirre perform with the Southern California Based band PINOY ROCK REVUE..

May 25 - Manila Kusina Grill (Mission Viejo, CA)

Aug 3 - SF Filipino Cultural Center (San Francisco, CA)

 

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Odette Quesada... song writer 

Odette Quesada first gained fame when she won second place at the 1982 Metro Manila Pop Music Festival with the song “Give Me a Chance” as performed by Ric Segreto. The following year, 1983, saw her snagging first place with “Til I Met You” which was performed by the Philippines’ premier Diva at the time, Ms. Kuh Ledesma. 

The rest of the 80s was filled with her music - most sang by the era‘s superstars. “Don‘t Know What To Do, Don‘t Know What To Say” was, and by reasons of validity, still is, a monster hit performed by the late Ric Segreto. “I Need You Back” and “Farewell” were back to back hits for then teen star Raymond Lauchengco, who appeared in the movie “Bagets” which had for its theme song another of Odette’s hit songs - “Growing Up”, as performed by Gary Valenciano. “To Love Again” was a theme song sung by Sharon Cuneta for her movie of the same title. And while Odette started out as a songwriter for other artists, it didn’t take long for her to embark on her own career as a singer with much success. Songs like “Friend of Mine”, “You’re My Home”, “Dito Lang” and “Wala Nang Nasa Isip” were hits that featured the songwriter’s unique voice and singing style. But her career was not limited to the obviously popular sector of the arts.

 

 

 Odette is also a very successful jingle writer - writing corporate jingles and scores for products like Magnolia Chocolait, McDonalds, Tide Detergent and Johnson’s baby products, to name a few. Which means that when people weren’t listening to Odette, they were still listening to Odette.

 

Watch her perform with David Pomeranz at their concert entitled "Songs From The Heart", on July 6, 2019 at the Performing Arts Center at the El Cerrito High School. Get your ticket now! For Tickets Click below

 

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David Pomeranz... Singer, Composer and Lyricist 

David Pomeranz, is an American singer, composer, lyricist, and writer for musical theatre. He is also known as ambassador for Operation Smile. Born and raised on Long Island, Pomeranz expressed interest in music from an early age, singing in the synagogue choir, learning to play the piano, guitar and drums, and writing and recording songs by the age of fourteen

 

Pomeranz's songs include "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again" and "The Old Songs", both recorded by Barry Manilow; and "It's in Every One of Us", which was featured in the TV specials John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together and A Muppet Family Christmas, the Dave Clark musical Time, the film Big, and at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea. His work has been performed by artists as diverse as Bette Midler, Phoebe Snow, Freddie Mercury, Richie Sambora, Missy Elliott, The Carpenters, Harry Belafonte, Andrea Marcovicci, Donna Summer, Lillias White, The Hollies and Cliff Richard, and his various songwriting projects have amassed a total of twenty-two platinum and eighteen gold albums.

 

Watch David Pomeranz & Odette Quesada live at The Performing Arts Center at El Cerrito High School on July 6, 2019 7PM

 

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Teeth... Alternative Rock & Grunge 

TEETH, Pinoy rock band formed in 1993, The band is currently composed of Glenn Jacinto on Vocals, Jerome Velasco on guitars, Pedz Varvaja on Bass, Mike DIzon on drums abd Dok Sergio on guitars. Their music style is a mix of Alternative rck and grunge, The band is well known for the hits, "LAKLAK", "PRINCESA", and "SHOOTING STAR".

 

 

On May 15, 2014, the band reunited after 10 years of hiatus. For the first time, the band brought back Pedz Narvaja as bassist while Dok Sergio switched to guitars, thus making a five-piece line up. They performed a reunion concert at Metro Tent in Pasig City. They later went on to perform several reunion shows in 2015. As of 2016, the band continued their other ventures as Jacinto and Narvaja are currently based in the United States, while Sergio and Velasco performs with Pupil and Dizon still plays drums with Sandwich and Pedicab.

 

Don't miss Glenn Jacinto as he joins PINOY ROCK REVUE on Saturday May 25, 2019 7PM in Mission Viejo, CA at the Manila Kusina Grill. As they pay tribute to PINOY ROCK legend like Mike Hanopol, Pepe Smith Sampaguita and much much more.

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Raffy Mendoza... RockStallion lead vocal 


Raffy Mendoza is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter from Iloilo City, Philippines. After moving to Los Angeles in 1992, he has been playing in various events and local clubs with Filipino-American bands. Raffy is the ‘hired gun’ for great Filipino artists like Piolo Pascaul and Bamboo. He is the current keyboardist and backup vocalist for Arnel Pineda’s solo tour in the U.S. and Canada. Raffy is a founding member of the L.A. based classic rock cover band RockStallion. Playing his role as the lead singer and keyboardist of the band, RockStallion makes a ‘rock buzz’ every weekend in  the beach clubs and bars of L.A.