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REIGNE... her first name says it all 

Reigne, one of the Bay Area’s Young Recording Artist who just launched her first Self-Titled Album - Reigne last June 7, 2019 at the Trianon Theater in downtown San Jose. She’s a very talented young artist from Wynnstar Production who can play multiple musical instruments like Ukulele, Piano and Guitar. One thing that makes her a star indeed is her passion to help the less fortunate children in the Philippines and possibly around the world. She’s currently the reigning Bay’s Got Talent 1st Prize winner of 2018.

Watch her perform at the upcoming MARTIN NIEVERA AND POPS FERNANDEZ "Two-Gether Again Part 2" Holiday Special 2019, Sun. Dec 15 2019 at the Pittsburg Creative Arts Building...

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JAY DURIAS... Filipino composer, singer, songwriter, arranger and frontman of SOUTH BORDER 

Jay Durias is the frontman of South Border, a pop and R&B band that traces its roots from Davao City. South Border came into national prominence in 1996 when they launched their first self-titled album, which included a Jimmy Antiporda song entitled "May Pag-Ibig Pa Kaya". They interpreted the song at the Metro Manila Pop Music Festival earlier that year. Their song "Kahit Kailan" was awarded 1996 Song of the Year by various radio stations; this gave them their first big hit. 

Before the end of 1997, the music of South Border was recognized by friends in the industry, especially when they won the most number of trophies at the 10th Awit Awards. Included in their awards were Best Performance by a New Duo or Group, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Produced Record of the Year for their hit song, "Kahit Kailan". By the end of 1997, their debut album had gone triple platinum. 

Jay Durias hosts a radio show every Wednesday entitled "Rock-a-bye-Jayd" at Wave 891, together with DJs Pam and H-Town. 

He also covered two songs by Eraserheads; "With a Smile" which appears on the 2005 compilation album, Ultraelectromagneticjam, and "Ang Huling El Bimbo" from the 2012 compilation album, The Reunion. 

He composed "Rainbow" for the film Crying Ladies and "Ikaw Nga" for the TV series Mulawin that was shown previously on GMA Network. 

He also appeared in Kalyeserye of Eat Bulaga! wherein he was the wedding singer of the second wedding of Divina and Frankie (YaKie), aired on August 22, 2015.

 

Catch Jay Durias along with the rest of his bandmates of SOUTH BORDER live at the Historic Bal Theatre on Saturday November 23 ,2019 7PM. 

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POPS FERNANDEZ... THE CONCERT QUEEN! LIVE in PITTSBURG,CA 

Pops Fernandez is a Filipina singer, entertainer, entrepreneur, TV host and actress. She began her music career at age 16 when she signed a contract with OctoArts Records in 1981. In 1982, Pops Fernandez released her first album and co-hosted the Philippine television series Penthouse Live! with Martin Nievera. She became a popular celebrity in the Philippines. She has appeared on the covers of several Philippine magazines. 

In 1995, Fernandez joined the cast of another television program, ASAP together with her former husband Martin Nievera, along with Dayanara Torres and Ariel Rivera. 

She was awarded the Best Female Musical Variety Show Host at the Philippine KBP Golden Dove Awards in 1999. She has also toured the United States, Japan, Hong Kong, Guam and Italy promoting her music to Philippine audiences. She also released her album Shindig Live in 2001. 

In 1998, Pops Fernandez did the hit tv drama Nagmamahal Pa Rin Sayo with Albert Martinez and Gary Estrada a mini tv series and the title of her hit album 

From 1999-2006, She  went back to acting this time without her husband Martin Nievera in 1999 she did the film Linlang with Richard Gomez and Joyce Jimenez which earned her much respected praise in 2001 she started in another Maryo J Delos Reyes Reyes Thriller and political Film “Gusto Ko Nang Lumigaya” in which the singer actress shed some skin for the role starring Albert Martinez Diether Ocampo and Bojo Molina and also Anton Bernardo under Viva Films in 2002 she did her first Star Cinema Movie Videoke King with Robin Padilla and in 2006 started in the superhero movie Zsa Zsa Zaturnah under Regal Entertainment 

 

 

In June 2007, She co-hosted a Philippine show with Kuh Ledesma in Las Vegas. She was preparing for her December concert at the Araneta Coliseum marking her 25th anniversary in the Philippine entertainment industry. In 2008, she performed with other Philippine singers such as Regine Velasquez, Kuh Ledesma and Zsa Zsa Padilla at the Araneta Coliseum called Divas 4 Divas. 

In 2009, Pops Fernandez performed in the US leg of her The Divas 4 Divas Tour together with Regine Velasquez, Kuh Ledesma and Zsa Zsa Padilla. She released a new album under MCA Universal entitled Hope, which is a collection of cover versions including a new version of her 1983 song "Little Star". 

After appearing in I Love Betty La Fea, Fernandez became a judge in GMA Network's Are You The Next Big Star?, a singing contest/reality show. She also did a major concert with ex-husband Martin Nievera, entitled Missing You held at the Araneta Coliseum. 

In 2010, Pops Fernandez and Martin Nievera reunited for a Valentine's Day concert entitled "One More Time "held at the SMX Convention Center. On Dec 15, 2019, They will reunited once more for a SPECIAL HOLIDAY CONCERT entitled MARTIN NIEVERA AND POP FERNANDEZ "TWO-GETHER AGAIN" Holiday Special 2019, It will be held at the CREATIVE ARTS BUILDING (Pittsburg High School) in Pittsburg, California.

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MARTIN NIEVERA... THE CONCERT KING LIVE! in PITTSBURG,CA 

MARTIN RAMON RAZON NIEVERA is a singer, songwriter, and actor from the Philippines. Currently, he is one of the main hosts of the musical variety show ASAP ROCKS, which is aired daily/weekly on ABS-CBN. 

Along with twin sister Victoria, Martin was born on February 5, 1962, in Manila, Philippines to Bert Nievera and Conchita Razon. Most of his childhood was spent in Hawaii, where his father sang with the group known as The Society of Seven. The Nievera family then took up residence in the Bay Area in California in the late ’70s. Martin graduated from Clayton Valley High School (Concord, California) in 1980.

Inspired by his father’s talent and success, Martin returned to the Philippines in 1982 to begin his own singing career and by June of the same year released his first LP, Martin...Take One. The album achieved platinum status in just five months, which was quite a feat for a newcomer in the industry.

Martin’s success in the field of music carried over to his career as an actor. He has appeared or starred in eleven movies and seven television series and specials. Martin After Dark, his television show on the GMA Network, which lasted for almost a decade (1988 – 1998), won Best Celebrity Talk Show and garnered for him Star Awards’ Best Celebrity Talk Show Host consecutively from 1989 to 1991 and then again in 1993, 1994, and 1996. 

In 2006, the Aliw Awards Foundation Hall of Fame distinguished Martin as Entertainer of the Year and Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Honolulu Adviser likewise named him Best Male Singer and Star of the Year in 1988. He also won at the Abu Golden Kite Awards in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as Best Interpreter for a Composition in 1990. 

His transfer to the ABS-CBN network in 1998 to 2002 gave the public Martin Late@Nite as well as a television show with Gary Valenciano in July 2010, Twist & Shout. Martin’s film credits include dramas, romance, science fiction, comedy, and action.

WATCH MARTIN NIEVERA PERFOM "TWO-GETHER AGAIN" WITH POPS FERNANDEZ as they give the Bay Area a Special Holiday Concert on Dec. 15, 2019 Sunday at the Creative Arts Building (Pittsburg High School) in Pittsburg, CA.

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SOUTHBORDER Live! @ The Historic Bal Theatre 

SOUTHBORDER is a FILIPINO POP and R&B band formed in the 1990'2 who gained recognition in the music scene in the late 1990's.

 

Originally formed in 1993, the band whose name is a tribute to their roots in Davao down south, first came into national prominence in 1996 when they launched their first self-titled album. It included a Jimmy Antiporda song entitled "May Pag-Ibig Pa Kaya" which they interpreted in the Metro Manila Pop Music Festival earlier that year. Another song, "Kahit Kailan" was awarded 1996 Song of the Year by various radio stations, thus giving them their first big hit.

 

The following year, the album reached gold, then platinum. South Border was all set for their first major concert at the Araneta Coliseum. As expected, thousands of their newfound fans trooped to fill the massive dome to the brim. Before the end of 1997, the exceptional talents of South Border was recognized by their peers in the industry when they won the most number of trophies at the 10th Awit Awards including Best Performance by a New Duo or Group, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Produced Record of the Year for their hit song, "Kahit Kailan". By the end of 1997, their debut album had gone triple platinum.

 

Not long after in the midst of a flourishing career, South Border found itself in the eye of a storm which called for a conspicuous change in their lineup. Luke Mejares replaced Brix Ferraris on lead vocals. But despite discouraging forecasts, South Border got back on their feet in no time. In a rush of creative adrenaline, the band doubled their efforts to finish their second album called Bump!. It featured "Sa ‘Yo", a haunting ballad that spoke of a heart’s yearning for a loved one and "Reborn", South Border’s first attempt at recording an instrumental piece reminiscent of their early jazz influences. In 1999, South Border once again caught the critical eye and received a total of 18 Katha Music awards including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Song, and Best R&B Song—all for the song "Sa ‘Yo". The following year, the band released its first live recording which was well received by their fans and drew rave reviews from critics. At the turn of the new millennium, the band once again made waves with the success of "Habang Atin ang Gabi", the theme song from La Vida Rosa, a Rosanna Roces-Diether Ocampo film produced by Star Cinema, and later from Misibis Bay, a Ritz Azul drama series on TV5. The lyrics were written by scriptwriter Armando Lao and the music was composed by Jay Durias, who considers this song to be one of his best compositions and arrangements to date. 

The same song became the carrier single for their fourth album, The Way We Do, released in 2001. In November of the same year, South Border staged their biggest major show at the 30,000-seater PSC Track and Field Oval. But in the final quarter of 2002, another surprise jolted South Border’s avid followers—the announcement that Mejares was leaving the band to go solo. The search for his replacement was going to be another grueling task.

 

Having gone through another major change in their lead vocals lineup, the band scored a major win when they got not one but two astonishing vocal talents in Vince Alaras and Duncan Ramos. Twenty-six-year-old Alaras was a member of La Salle Green Hills’s Kundirana and was then known as "the boy who sounded like Brian McKnight". The younger Ramos on the other hand was a child prodigy — a singing and dancing wonder boy who often accompanied Gary Valenciano on his shows and tours all over the country. 

The two new talents who danced as well as they sang provided a fresh and youthful take on South Border, which has since then came up with hits such as "Rainbow" which first hit the airwaves in 2003 for the promotion of Sharon Cuneta’s Metro Manila Film Festival entry, Crying Ladies. South Border’s music even dominated television with their song "Ikaw Nga"—the love theme from the hit TV series Mulawin. In 2004, the band released their first album under their own independent label. Episode III was a big commercial success that included the hits "The Show" and "Brown Hand Smash" — two songs that gave the group an edgier, danceable R&B sound. 

On August 2007, the band officially announced the departure of its two vocalist, Duncan Ramos and Vince Alaras. The band reportedly claimed that the two wanted to pursue solo careers in the future. Both left on good terms with the band. Durias then took responsibility over most of the lead vocals until Kell Gatdula came over on the same year. Months later, the rest of the band members sought permanent residence in the United States along with their families. Gatdula left in 2010. 

Currently, Jay Durias is the only remaining original member of the band after Ric Junasa left the band sometime in 2012-2013. On the other hand, Vince Alaras briefly reunited with the band between 2013-2014. 

In 2014, the band signed up with Curve Entertainment Inc, spearheaded by Mr. Narciso Chan of Sony BMG. It also marked the year that Kell Gatdula reunited with South Border.

 

CATCH SOUTHBORDER  LIVE! at the Historic Ball Theatre in San Leandro, CA. on Nov 23, 2019 Saturday 8PM(doors will open at 7PM)

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Buwi Meneses... on Tour 

Buhawi "Buwi" Meneses,  is a Filipino bassist for the band Parokya ni Edgar. Buwi is the second of the four children and only son of activist Danny Meneses and the late Rosa Francia-Meneses. He took Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines Diliman. Not long after, Buwi joined his childhood friends to form Parokya ni Edgar and pursue a music career. 

He won the "Bassist of the Year" award at the NU Rock Award in 1999 and also wrote the top seller Parokya ni Edgar song "Mr. Suave" in their 2003 album entitled "Bigotilyo"

 

Watch Buwi Meneses perform live along with Dodong Cruz of "The Youth", Noel Palomo of "Siakol", and Paco Arespacochaga of "INTRoVOYS" at the following dates: 

Oct 25, 2019 - Murrieta. Ca (click picture for more info)


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Oct 26 - Los Angeles, California (click picture below for more info)

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Oct 27 - San Diego, Ca (click picture below for more info)

LEGACI... getting back to the scene! 

Del, Chris and Micah are Bay Area natives known all over the world collectively as LEGACI.  The share a passion to make music that moves people through R&B and authentic soul.  They are also one of YouTube's original music artist, producing multiple homemade videos in their living rooms and gaining a loyal following on the platform throughout the years.
 

Featured on the front page of The New York Times who called them "the most visible yet invisible pop figures in the entire world",  LEGACI has had the opportunity to tour with JUSTIN BIEBER as his official backing vocal group.  Alongside Bieber, they performed in over 30 countries and approximately 300 cities for the first world tour.

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They have also appeared in major media outlets including American Idol, Oprah, Saturday Night Live, The Winner Is and America's Got Talent just to name a few.  Shortly after releasing their last EP, "Driven", Legaci chose to take a break from the grind so they could raise families and enjoy fatherhood.

 

                    

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Watch them perform at the RIVERMAYA w/ Perf De Castro "Moving Forward, Giving Back" 2019 US TOUR in San Francisco. On September 7, 2019 at the San Francisco Filipino Cultural Center (814 Mission Street, SF, CA.)

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Divo Bayer... international singer, soaring new heights in the US 

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Divo Bayer, represented the Philippines internationally in a singing competition in Shanghai Asia Music Festival where he garnered the recognition as the BEST MALE PERFORMER of the YEAR after singing his winning piece "Go the Distance" from the Disney Movie "Hercules".

 

Watch him perform at the RIVERMAYA w/ PERF DE CASTRO 2019 US TOUR in San Francisco, on Sept 7, 2019 at the San Francisco Filipino Cultural Center.

 

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Hyacinth Callado.... making headlines at the Martin and Pops Concert 

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Hyacinth Callado, is a young artist who goes to Oakland School for the Arts, She was a member of the renowned and five-time grammy award winning San Francisco Girls Chorus.  Won a National High School acappella sing off competition at Bend, Oregon.  In 2017, when she was in Encore, the advanced middle school acapella ensemble at Oakland School of the Arts.

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Her career as a singer was launched during the Morrisette, INTRoVOYS & HBOM On the Go Concert in San Francisco last May 12, 2019. As she performs for the first time in front of a 1,500 capacity crowd. The crowd was amazed of her mesmerising voice, which she owes it to her voice coach, the timeless diva Ms. Miriam Pantig.  

 

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Please support her at the upcoming MARTIN NIEVERA & POPS FERNANDEZ "TWO-GETHER AGAIN Part 2" Holiday Special 2019 on Sunday December 15, 2019 at Pittsburg Creative Arts Building (Pittsburg High School) 

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Louielyn Bautista... born with a talent to play music 

Louielyn Bautista,  21 years old Pinay singer from the Bay Area. From the start, music has been a big part of her life.  The first instrument she played was the piano at age 5, then guitar and ukulele at age 10.  At age 11, she started professional singing lesson with the amazing vocal instructor and composer, Ms. Cecille Azarcon.

Throughout the years, Louielyn has performed as front act for several different concerts in the Bay Area.  But she is not only passionate in music, but also in caring for others.  She is pursuing her dream of becoming a nurse at Cal State East Bay.  Once graduated, she wants to also give back to her community in the Philippines by participating in a medical mission.

Show your support for out local home grown talent from the Bay Area. Watch her perform at the upcoming RIVERMAYA w/ PERF DE CASTRO "Moving Forward, Giving Back" 2019 US TOUR in San Francisco.  On Sept 7, 2019, Saturday 6:30pm at the San Francisco Filipino Cultural Center. 

 

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