One of the more exciting musical combos that will happen this year is that of Bamboo and Yeng Constantino. Both are already deep into preparations for the most requested and highly anticipated concert of the year tagged as “B/Y REQUEST : BAMBOO & YENG AT THE ARANETA COLISEUM” set on August 17, Saturday, 8 pm. The show will be the first time the two will pair off at length in a major show.
It’s one of those events that makes perfect sense that one wonders why it didn’t happen sooner, after all, Bamboo is a certified rock maestro, while Yeng is an established young pop rock icon.
The concept for the show came when the two were paired the first time for a production number cover of Eurythmics’ “Here Comes The Rain Again,” at the longest running Sunday musical variety show ASAP 18, where they are both regulars.
Suffice to say that it was quite a sight to see these young music icons sing together that Cornerstone Concerts, came up with the inspired idea of putting up of a show featuring the two. One Cornerstone executive said, “The more we thought about it, the more it made sense that these singers should do a show together. So we asked Bamboo if he would like to do it, and we all got excited when he said yes. What we actually saw was where the two artists are at this point in their careers”.
Since leaving his namesake band and going solo with his certified platinum album “No Water, No Moon,” Bamboo has embraced the mainstream more and even took on the coach’s role on the popular TV singing tilt “The Voice Of The Philippines.” Constantino meanwhile, has always been leaving a mark in the entertainment industry not only as a performer but as a songwriter as well. Her credible presence on local music was again proven by her latest all original set “Metamorphosis” carrying today’s radio and video smash hit “Chinito”. She was even recently hailed as ambassadress by the Academy Of Rock in Singapore.
The show in a sense will be a meeting point for Yeng and Bamboo, who it turns out are actually kindred spirits musically. The event also promises to be unique in that all the tunes the two will be performing are entirely by request, as suggested by music fans via Twitter.
“This one is special, I won’t be doing any of my stuff here and the setlist is totally determined by people who use social media,” said Bamboo. “Marami kaming hinahanda na bago sa paningin at panlasa ng mga tao. Nakakakaba pero mas excited. It’s very challenging for us both especially first time namin pareho on a major concert sa Big Dome” added Constantino. ROCK SUPERSTAR and POP ROCK PRINCESS together in concert and playing only the songs that you like? Now that’s really something to look forward to.
“B/Y REQUEST : BAMBOO & YENG AT THE ARANETA COLISEUM ” is produced by Cornerstone Concerts, under the musical direction of pianist / arranger Ria Osorio, guitar-whiz Jack Rufo, and helmed by director Paul Basinilio. Co presented by Globe Tattoo. Media partners include ABSCBN, ASAP 18, MYX – Your Choice Your Music, MOR 101.9 For Life, Manila Concert Scene and The Philippine Star. With Astroplus as retail partner. Special thanks to Samsung, Gold’s Gym and Plaza Ibarra.
Tickets are available at all Ticketnet outlets. For inquiries, call 911-5555 or log on to www.ticketnet.com.ph.