Yumi Zouma. Charming dream-pop with a polished sound.

Yumi who? Certainly not a household name, for the uninitiated a brief history may be in order. The band name is pronounced as it appears, “You-me Zoo-mah”. The group met each other as friends, where they used to share a house together in Christchurch, NewZealand. Then taking a cue from a devastating earthquake there in…

Lucy Rose with an intimate concert in Manila

Lucy Rose, the singer/songwriter hailing from the UK on her Worldwide Cinema Tour. The title derives from the added bonus of a film screening of her new documentary called “Something’s Changing” which chronicles the unconventional plan of marketing live shows. Thinking out of the box, she asks all of her fans to plan and book…

PHOENIX. The whole is mightier than it’s parts…

People often ask me, what makes an outstanding lead vocalist, an inspirational guitar player or a drummer that is just out of this world? Sure, it takes a certain level of skill, that is often the result of years of dedication and practice. And arguably, an inherent genetic trait, a gift from a higher power…

Britney Spears, live in Manila…

What impressed me here was the absolute spectacle of the massive production itself. Vocally, yes Britney Spears lip-synced her songs for the night, but it really didn’t matter. It can be controversial for many concert-goers, if they expect to view a live performance but the audience here couldn’t have cared less. The full house was…

Switchfoot, second times a charm…

On Easter Sunday, as part of Church Simplified celebrations at the BGC Ampitheater, this five-piece rock band hailing from San Diego performed for an enthusiastic crowd for the second year in a row. “We sing these songs, because we believe hope deserves an anthem.” Jon Foreman emphatically pronounced to the substantial crowd of thousands. Show…

The Temper Trap at Wanderland Festival 2017

No stranger to the festival circuit, this was not The Temper Trap’s first rodeo – they’ve performed here previously at the inaugural Wanderland festival in 2013, with an abundance of fans anticipating their return. They certainly didn’t disappoint this time around. A 4-piece unit, hailing from Australia but now based in London, they blasted into…