July 2018 I played a FUN show with Rivermaya at 12 Monkeys in Manila and it was so good that we decided to take it on the road! This September 2019, we're playing select cities in the US and will be performing all the beloved Rivermaya hits spawned from the band's 25-year long career. We'll be sneaking in some few surprise songs that will be a treat to the audience!
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And here's a couple of videos for a taste of what to expect from these shows:
PINOY ROCK REVUE is a collective that I put together that pays tribute to our Pinoy Rock heroes. We perform Pinoy Rock songs that are rarely heard these days as well as certified Pinoy Rock hits, making this show a must-see event for all Filipino music lovers.
Here is the winner announcement of the Omega Drive Giveaway. Big thanks to all who joined and I hope all of you enjoyed this whole process. Watch the entire video until the end for other exciting news!
If you have a guitar player friend/sibling/spouse/significant other, chances are you're having a hard time getting them gifts this Holiday Season. Here are my 5 gift recommendations that you can easily get on Amazon that won't break the bank.
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Picks - Chicken Picks are currently my picks of choice. Great tone and introduces playing ease that is immediately felt when compared to regular picks. The link below is a sampler pack for guitarists to try out all the models and eventually pick the one they like best.
Guitar Strap - every guitarist needs a nice strap. The DiMarzio Cheetah strap looks great on stage and pairs with more guitar colors.
If faux animal print isn't an option, then this stealth Gruv Gear Solostrap Neo is a great choice
Mini Guitar Amp - the BlackStar Fly 3 Mini Bluetooth amp is a great gift for the guitarist on the go. Small and easy to carry yet sounds great enough to practice with.. plus it doubles as a Bluetooth speaker! Click here to watch my review of this mini-amp
Strings - my strings of choice are Curt Mangan Strings: they feel good, sound great and last for a long time! I've been using them for over a decade now and they're the only strings I recommend for both electric and acoustic guitars.
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECTO - every guitar player needs a motivational T-shirt!
I hope this post gives you gift ideas for that guitar payer in your life. For more recommendations, please visit my Amazon Storefront
Last weekend, I got together with some good friends and colleagues to rehearse for our upcoming show in the SF Bay Area . The show is called PINOY ROCK REVUE and on vocals we have Basti Artadi (Wolfgang) and Raffy Mendoza (RockStallion), David Aguirre (Razorback) and myself on guitars, Paco Arespacochaga (Introvoys) on drums and Marc Yap (RockStallion) on bass.
We met up at my house and and after setting things up in my garage it hit me that this is exactly how we all started out when we were kids; no fancy rehearsal studio.... just friends rocking out in a garage until the neighbors complain!