The best of OPM in #LoveThrowback at the PICC
Turn back the clock and listen to some of the best OPM love songs in a concert headlined by eight hitmakers at the PICC Plenary Hall on Feb. 13, 8:30 p.m. Dubbed as #LoveThrowback, the show brings together Rico J. Puno, Marco Sison, Raymond Lauchengco, Gino Padilla, Chad Borja, Wency Cornejo, Roselle Nava and Nina.
#LoveThrowback does not only go down memory lane through music but also lets you recall every signifi - cant moment of your love life. There’s definitely a song, which you can relate to, a song which could even be the soundtrack of your love story.
Leading the all-star cast in the concert is Rico, whose smash hits are
Kapalaran, Buhat and Macho Gwapito, among others. He is also known as the singer who started the trend of incorporating Tagalog lyrics in English songs like his rendition of The Way We
Were, which was originally performed by Barbra Streisand.
One of Rico’s contemporaries is Marco. If Rico was noticed then by record producers as a performer in
folk houses and lounges, Marco got his career break after winning a singing contest on GMA 7’s noontime variety show Student
Canteen in the late ‘70s. His songs like My
Love Will See You Through, Make Believe and I’ll Face Tomorrow lorded over the airwaves making him one of the local singers to have captured the true vocal essence of OPM.
During the ‘80s, one of the hottest teen idols was Raymond. After his stints in musical theater, he joined mainstream show business and got his biggest break as one of the lead stars in the film Bagets. As a singeractor, some of Raymond’s hits are Saan
Darating Ang Umaga, So It’s You, Farewell and I Need You Back.
Another ‘80s music icon is Gino. He is the singer behind hits like Gusto Kita, Let The Love Begin, I Believe In You and Closer You and I, which won as Song of The Year in Awit Awards. Gino is also known as the artist who starred in a worldwide advertising campaign of a softdrink brand alongside singing superstar Tina Turner.
The ‘90s music scene was dominated by bands. And one of the most remarkable vocalists then is Wency of AfterImage. His distinct voice gave birth to hits like Habang May Buhay, Mangarap Ka, Next In Line and Hanggang, which reaped three major trophies in Awit Awards.
Band music dominated the live entertainment scene in the ‘90s but a song called
Ikaw Lang performed by Chad was able to pass through the eye of the needle. He became one of the most in-demand balladeers and was also a favorite duet partner of female singers. His album Show Me The Way churned out hits like Summer Without You and Kung Ako Lang Sana. Chad’s collaboration with Japanese pianist and composer Yutaka Yokokura in the song Yakap also became a hit.
The late ‘90s towards the early part of 2000 witnessed a new set of hitmakers. And one of them is Roselle, who started her career as part of the youth-oriented show
AngTV on ABS-CBN. Roselle’s career as a singer propelled after the success of her single titled Bakit Nga Ba Mahal Kita and Dahil Mahal Na Mahal Kita, both used as movie soundtracks. Her rendition of You, originally performed by Basil Valdez and composed by Gerry Paraiso, gave her the Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist in Awit Awards. Rounding up the line- up in # LoveThrowback is Nina, tagged as OPM’s Soul Siren. With 10 Awit Awards and the recognition as the first- ever female OPM singer with a Diamond Record Award, Nina deserves to be called as one of local music’s treasures. Her album titled Nina Live! became the benchmark in acoustic recording. Her hits include Someday and her cover of Love Moves In Mysterious Ways, Jealous and Through The Fire.
The powerhouse cast in #LoveThrowback guarantees the audience to give them a oncein-a-lifetime Valentine’s Day celebration.
Tickets are available at SM Tickets (4722222), Ticketnet (911-5555) and Ticketworld (891-9999). You can use your BDO debit/credit card to purchase tickets and get a 15-percent discount. For details and sponsorships, call Royale Chimes Concerts and Events, Inc. at 09184972121 or 0906-4180786.