Engelbert Humperdinck, he’s still got it

Growing up in a middle income suburb, my siblings and I had everything growing kids would need. Like so many households in America, the front living room of your house was off limits for children, that’s where our parents kept the good stuff. Only allowed to enter for special events or if we had some special…

Sam Tsui & Kurt Hugo Schneider…

Sam Tsui was up next, accompanied by Kurt Hugo Schneider on the piano for most of the set. Kurt also accompanied Tiffany for one song but took center stage when Sam took a break. His stripped-down version of Kina Grannis’ “Where You Are” was impressive – just him and a guitar, highlighting his vocal talents. Sam also has an elaborately animated…

Max Schneider, energy with a capital E.

Max Schneider, perhaps my favourite for the evening, this guy can sing. Matched with a charisma on stage that you don’t see often. He had the crowd amped up from almost the get go, his on-stage energy is contagious. He moved about in an explosive and flamboyant fashion with a vocal prowess to match. He…

Tiffany Alvord, live in Manila…

Tiffany Alvord then took the stage, the homegrown darling of YouTube with an astounding 2.8 million subscribers. She’s performed in the Philippines before with an equally impressive performance. She delivered a solid segment, picking up the acoustic guitar for a few songs. I enjoyed her medley of cover songs which were incorporated to tell a story of sorts, like…

Lynk, live in Manila…

Lynk, formerly know as At Sunset, a band hailing from Australia, and who performed here before, opening for Boyce Avenue. This band recently changed their name, after one of their members decided to go the solo route. Currently at its core are 3 brothers: Harrison Kantarias, Andrew Kantarias, Matthew Kantarias, and there’s nothing that matches their vocal…

Bebe Rexha, MTV Music Evolution Manila

Bebe Rexha an American singer songwriter, whose parents are of Albanian decent, hence the unusual name, hit the stage next and energetically told the crowd “I’m from Brooklyn, New York City.”   Certainly not a household name but no stranger the industry, she has written music for other artists, names you’d recognise, like Eminem, Nicki Minaj or Rihanna. Not…