September 2017 Projects


Bamboo “The Oven” US Tour

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2. Orchestration of “AIPA Hymn” for the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly



November 2017 Projects

November 2017 Projects

1. Transcriptions for Himig Handog 2017. Doing 4 songs.

Happy to be transcribing / adapting music for one of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the Philippines. Thank you Jonathan Manalo, Himig Handog’s over-all producer and my very good friend.

I love the song entries for this year! It’s truly a good time for Original Pilipino Music. Lots of fresh and clever ideas in the songs.

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2. An arrangement for Aiza Seguerra (original composition) for her friend’s upcoming wedding.

5. Keyboardist for Bamboo’s shows on:

November 5 - New World Hotel
November 11 - Vista Mall Sta. Rosa
November 18 - Vista Mall Daang Hari
November 19 - Vista Mall Taguig


August to September Updates

These days, one of the best ways to tell that an arranger/composer/keyboardist is too happily swamped with projects is that she fails to update her blog.

Seriously, August and September has been somewhat whirlwind months for me.

BY Request - Bamboo and Yeng concert

As a musical director/arranger, taking care of two headliners in a show is a difficult but deeply satisfying task. Collaborating with guitar whiz Jack Rufo for the show, we were able to come up with arrangements that showcased both artists’ strengths.

The video mapping was such a musical/visual feast.

Click here to watch the opening number


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While deep in the preparations for BY Request, I got a call to be the collaborating musical director for Aiza and Charice’s Power of Two, together with Charice’s musical director from LA, Mr. Troy Laureta.


Indeed, it turned out to be a powerful and moving show.


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In the midst of these, I was also fortunate to have been handpicked by Mr. Martin Nievera and Louie Ocampo to do some orchestra arrangements for Martin Nievera’s 3D concert.. his 30th anniversary concert. Did two new arrangements for the show - the opening number (a new version of Feeling Good), Robin Nievera’s Stay Strong (one of the songs that really moved me), a version of Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin which I did in 2008 for Martin’s 25th anniversary concert, and Maging Sino Ka Man, an arrangement I did for the Juan de La Cruz Superhero TV series.


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These months were also sprinkled with my assignments for The Voice of the Philippines. Among those songs which I had a hand in were Myk Perez’s Give Me Love, Baby I Love Your Way, and Paolo Onesa’s Elesi. You can purchase these songs in iTunes.

Myk Perez iTunes
Paolo Onesa iTunes

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Haven’t posted anything since June! I’ll try to summarize the highlights from the months that passed.

- was busy with album arrangements for Juris, Erik Santos, Kate Torralba, and Bamboo. Here’s the first single from Juris’s album, “Forevermore” (produced by Jonathan Manalo)


- rehearsals and more arrangements for Bamboo’s first album as a solo artist
- finalized the arrangements for Erik Santos’s album. I arranged the first single too, “Kulang Ako Kung Wala Ka”

- my trip to Sydney! I was crazy busy working on the arrangements for Sitti’s upcoming major concert, but I’m glad I made the trip to Sydney to be with my relatives, and to sing and play for my cousin Trisha’s wedding. It was a really really awesome 10 days.

I brought work there...

Had fun rehearsing with Paolo for the wedding.

Went around the city


It was a lovely wedding!




- I was Music Director for Sitti’s 10th anniversary all-OPM show at the Music Museum. Did most of the arrangements (17 numbers including medleys). Had so much fun. Props to Sitti for spearheading a brilliant show - and an excellent performance of the songs that we played around with. Won’t post the details here, as there are plans of a repeat.


My arrangement for Aiza Seguerra’s Rock Rizal track came out

Aiza Seguerra (feat. Radha) - "Lupang Pinangako" by Rock Ed Philippines

That’s it for now! October updates coming up this week.