A group of music lovers resurrected the past by forming a tight knit community of underground musicians spreading love of new wave & alternative rock. started in
SAN FRANCISCO: 2010
Managing Director: Winston “Stone” Bautista
Director: Francis “Franz” Hizon which brought back the 80’s new wave era.
BANDS: JULIE PLUG, GOLDA+GUNS, PAGES
Managing Director: Bienvenido “King” Gonzalez
BAND: IDENTITY CRISIS
Managing Director: Edgardo “Monx” Moncayo
Directors: Deo Virtucio Jonas Brizuela, Ped Pamintuan & Jowee Stariray
BANDS: CAJOOTERS, NOLI ME TANGGERO, CELLORYTHMIC BAND, XGF & local band PULSE
I’ve met Deo, Jonas & Ped with John Ferrer & Jef Calayo (Arcts/Photographers) in a Photoshoot they’ve organized. and it turned up really well. http://vimeo.com/57368844
This would probably be the first gig i saw, and the most memorable one. I was actually just accompanying a good friend of mine to see BASTI at Beerhouse, Bali Lane when I bumped into Deo. We were asked to join them to a gig they’ve organized at Blu Jaz, Bali Lane just a couple of steps away. Typical me were I would just stay at one corner and listen. Up to my surprise when they’ve announced that a member of the Orange & Lemons – Clemen Castro would be performing that night… Oh I was a huge fan! back to back with this rising band from Cebu “Shiela and the Insects” whoa what a combo!
After that gig we headed back to Beerhouse and these amazing artists continued on playing for us beautiful songs while sipping to a mug of beer, everybody were smiling, laughing, giggling. Everyone’s just so hyper. We surely had a blast! And this is were I became part of their family.
The next gig I went to was “Ebe Dancel”
Everyone’s way too excited for this event. The night before we had some drinks with his beautiful wife “Nikita Dancel”
all of us girls were just stunned how pretty she was. We could almost stare at her the whole time. The following day would be the gig at O’learys Sports Bar & Restaurant, Singapore Flyer. We had a fantastic crowd that almost occupied the whole space of the venue. Everyone was so alive! And every girl were supah ‘Kilig’ while Ebe serenades.
Brisom + Carlos Castano Blu Jaz Cafe Bali Lane Mar 2013
This was the first time I’ve met these Cool Hot Guys: Carlos Castano & Brian aka Brisom. Just listen to their individual music you’ll get hooked on how they play with it. Carlos even made a video for their album Carlos Castaño – “Back to Color”: http://youtu.be/epbiNGyMI6E, were everyone from that gig were part of it. How cool was that!
Gorgeous models just popped out from the audience and was given each a “BRISOM SHIRT” oh I got one too! lucky me hehe.
Since the crowd has been growing as the RRSG family continues to organize events with bringing awesome talents, performers, amazing bands well why not make it to a really big venue such as the Powerhouse St James Powerstation, Sentosa. Yeah it’s crazy! A night full of alcohol boosts, raps, head banging, and the very famous “flips”, to gorgeous ladies handling the Brgy Tibay/Medisina Merchandising, to an awesome crowd, a full packed venue and unstoppable, cool and wild bands/ front acts. It’s madness!
If your opt for a more chillax, soulful vibe you should check out these bands – Lotlot and friends and Lupa and the Superstars and experience a magically enchanting sounds coming from various musical intruments and you’ll find yourself singing and dancing to the tunes of “SESAME STREET” 🙂
Once again Clem’s back reviving and reliving the songs from the Beatles. There’s this part were I even went up on stage and had the chance to jam with him while oddly this time he plays the drums. All I ever could remember was that ray of spotlight, a blushing cheeks and a very happy me 😀
Up Dharma Down (UDD) post, experimental, electronic, pop rock Filipino Band with eclectic kind of music.
Once again were back to Powerhouse St James Powerstation, from a long queue of avid fans across Asia, a full house venue, to a cheerful crowd wanting for more… they’re definitely coming back to Singapore again SOON!
Azkals a representative to the international football, our national football team.
This is definetely were aside from Famous Bands, Celebrities comes out. Who would have resisted such an opportunity like this to meet hunk celebrities such as the very charming ‘Younghusbands’. Yes you’ve guessed it right this would be the part wherein all the ‘single ladies’ pops out. A day of Athletes, Football, Pools and boosts.
Rakrakan 4 Relief: Habagat 07.Sept.2013 CJ’s Bar Sentosa de
RRSG also organized relief events such as the RakRakan 4 Relief: Habagat – wrath of the moonsoon, encouraging new filipino/ local bands to perform live for a good cause. All proceeds of such events would go to the families of the victims.
A fun reunion of fresh new bands in the making sharing their talents/ craft. Pinoy’s were definitely so talented! Rock on! \m/
RRSG is open too to Local bands… So watch out for each one of them, you might have seen them on the limelight SOON!
RRSG also had back to back’s with other organizations – MOE who brings celebrities and had a chance to take their photo on a themed shoot.
Johnoy Danao frontman of the defunct band “Bridge” (2000), went as a solo artist performing originals and cover songs.
Album: “Dapit Hapon”
A night full of Love.
Kate Torralba + Rizza Cabrera
Kate Torralba a fashion designer/ singer/ songwriter from Cebu.
Album: “Long Overdue”
A classic, sassy, fun night… enchantingly beautiful. Fashionista’s rule! A splash of PINK for a pop of color that best describes the very bubbly Kate. Just like Ebe Dancel she also sang my all time favorite “Moon River”
Dave Elkins vocalist for both Mae and Schematic.
Album: “Sky’s the Limit”
Such a privilege to have met this wonderful guy together with his wife during his Asian Tour back to back with Brisom.
Once again Carlos Castano is back for the finale of his Series: “City Lights – the End” with celebrity guest Bangs who joined him on stage and several amazing front acts.
Back to back with the Philippine Embassy in Singapore in preparation for a relief operation in welcoming the Holidays for those Victims of Typhoons in the Philippines… Hand in Hand Bands and Models were united for a good cause.
a Birthday gig was set to welcome once again Clemen Castro aka Clementine, to take us back to his music from Orange & Lemons, The Camerawalls, The Beatles, The Smiths and a peek to his upcoming debut solo as “Dragonfly Collector”
Franco another Cebu’s finest rock band (2008), alternative, post grunge, metal, rock band.
A night of hunk artist such as ‘Islaw’, headbanging, rocking lady vocalists and their breathless notes, to shirtless performers and their gorgeous yummy abs!, heart stopping Front Acts, to Ed Avelino’s signature group Selfie.
Sexy celebrity guest audience such as Sheree (Viva Hot Babes) and Epi Quizon.
Kevin Roy filipino lead singer of the rock band “Razorback” (1990)
From Dusk til Dawn, never ending boost of alcohol, an acoustic night were he covers from rock, to any type of genre including Britney Spears songs. They even made a short tribute to RRSG.
Lee Grane 05.Jul.2014 Blu Jaz Cafe Bali Lane
Lee Grane filipina singer from makati, a contestant from the first season of “The Voice Philippines”
another soulful performer from the Philippines which brought us back to our country.
RRSG also supports other bands initiatives/ programs – Big guys with their Ukelele was such a highlight.
Color It Red filipino alternative/ pop/ rock band (1990)
Album: “The Best of Color It Red”
Taking us back to the 90’s when the lead singer Cookie Chua sang us “Paglisan”.
Vienna Teng Sept 2014 Blu Jaz Cafe Bali Lane
Vienna Teng Taiwanese American Pianist and singer- songwriter based in Detroit Michigan, folk, pop, classical piano and a capella.
She was on tour unexpectedly and exciting the venue almost didn’t accommodate the huge crowd and endless fans coming up to the last minute to see her perform. Magically Beautiful!
RRSG back to back with RR Phils had a sweet reunion in Manila – Pinoy Artists they’ve brought here in Singapore.
I’m pretty sure it was Epic.
Before the year ends RRSG brought back FRANCO joined by these amazing FRONT ACTS “Ulinggang & Castego” from the breathtaking vocalists, to the wild and sexy bassists/ guitarists, to the fascinating jaw dropping drummers.
The event haven’t yet ended I was already been totally drunk, and didn’t manage to watch the rest of the performance.
Luckily there were so many such good souls who did manage to help me recover. Thanks to Ed Avelino my boyfriend, his friends & mine as well and his band Ulinggang. They were totally my life savers that night.
Since it’s a Holiday Season there’s nothing more exciting than having REUNIONS. Monx back again on cajon. Cajooters on stage again with Ann Coyoca. RRSG and their family and kids. Just an open night for everyone to simply relax and enjoy the night.
…to be continued