JM De Guzman's new album Tensionado

After the successful release of his debut album, ABS-CBN’s Prince of Drama, JM De Guzman, is here once again to captivate the hearts of fans with his newest album, “Tensionado”!

Released under Ivory Music & Video, Tensionado is a collection of JM De Guzman’s renditions of his favorite songs featuring “Have I Told You Lately” by Rod Stewart, “Lost In Space” by Lighthouse Family , “Don’t Give Up On Us” by David Soul and “Tensionado” by Soapdish. In addition, you surely wouldn’t want to miss JM’s collaboration with singer Jaq Dionisio of Kiss Jane in the hit Itchyworms song “Akin Ka Na Lang”, the track chosen to be the album’s carrier single. Acoustic Diva Suy also showcased her soulful and relaxing voice in her duet with the singing heartthrob in the special track “Terrified”.

JM De Guzman gets personal and bares it all as he includes two of his original compositions on this album. “Please define love for me. It’s the only thing I just can't live without.” “Warrior” is an acoustic ballad about searching for one’s self in this endless journey we call love. On the other hand, JM sings about unrequited love in “Stupidest”.

"Sana kung hindi ko man malampasan yung unang album, at least I did my effort para mapantayan dito sa bagong album," said JM in a recent interview with MYX.

1. Akin Ka Na Lang (ft. Jaq Dionisio of Kiss Jane)
2. Have I Told You Lately
3. Tensionado
4. Warrior
5. Terrified (ft. Suy)
6. Lost In Space
7. Stupidest
8. Don’t Give Up On Us

“Tensionado” under Ivory Music & Video is available in all music stores nationwide! Grab your copies as soon as you can!

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Lawson live in Manila on April 2013

Current pop rock London-based sensation Lawson is coming to town, ending speculation of such tickling possibility and turning it into a fan frenzy that promises a beautiful mayhem once the group meets their Filipino fans face-to-face.

Then group is confirmed arriving here on April 7 wherein two days after they’re scheduled to perform a much-anticipated gig at the Eastwood Mall Open Park in Libis, Quezon City. The venue may be intimate. But a heavy crowd of delirious fans are expected to flock the venue.

"It shall be a dream come true to do a couple of shows there. We want to go to as many places as we can and we heard Philippines is a very good scene music-wise," said 22-year old lead guitarist Joel Peat.
The statement came in a past interview when the chance of them coming to Manila was still being cooked and not yet finalized.

Now the dream for their multitude of young Filipino fans will finally become a reality.

The 'especially for Filipino fans' show happens on April 9 at 7 pm. The date is known locally as "Araw Ng Kagitingan" which commemorates the sacrifices of Filipino and American soldiers who fought for the country and suffered in the infamous "Death March" at the hands of enemy soldiers during the darkest days of World War II.

For Lawson fans here, that day can also mean a moment when they will be able to meet their heroes in flesh, alive and giving melodic music that inspires the heart and rocks the soul.

Lawson, its name paying tribute to a real-life doctor who saved the life of their vocalist Andy Brown from death scare, scored hit singles recently, namely, "When She Was Mine," (which immediately became high-rated on YouTube in just a week after being posted) "Taking Over Me," and "Standing In The Dark."
"Completing the band roster are bassist Ryan Fletcher, who has been jamming with Joel since they were 14, and drummer Adam Pitts.                                                                          

“I think the band is working under a perfect system where we got individual roles to fulfill and we're not bothered by it. It's cool that Andy is our singer-songwriter and he is the eldest," stated Fletcher.
 On that special April night, the air will be filled with great music and admirable rockers collectively called Lawson.  

LAWSON’S album "Chapman Square" is now seated comfortably high on the album charts, currently climbing the iTunes charts too in UK and Asia.

The band’s singles "Taking Over Me” and “STANDING IN THE DARK” are now certified hits and have both reached the Number 1 spot on Philippine Radio and Music Channels.

Grab a copy of LAWSON’S CHAPMAN SQUARE album available on CD at all Astroplus/ Astrovision and Odyssey and O Music and Video stores nationwide. The album is also available for download via iTunes Philippines:

For more details about LAWSON’S PHILIPPINE PROMO TOUR, please visit MCA Music’s
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Richard Poon joins Universal Records

Richard Poon has released multi-platinum albums over the years, making him the country’s premiere Big Band Crooner. This 2013, Richard has decided to make a bold move – to return to pop and join Universal Records, the country’s largest independent record label.

Richard joins Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Christian Bautista, Noel Cabangon, Billy Crawford, JayR in the elite roster of Universal Records of prime male singers.

Shown in the picture are album producer Ito Rapadas, UR General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go, Richard Poon, and Erickson Raymundo, talent manager of Richard.

 Richard’s first album with Universal Records will be out in a few weeks.