Richard Poon Album Launch Series at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls jazzes up the summer nights with romantic serenades coming no less from the country’s premier big band crooner Richard Poon, who is set to launch his much-awaited new album this April.

The multi-platinum-selling singer and homegrown talent of Eastwood City will be unveiling his new album “Legends” via a grand launch series that music fans can exclusively catch only at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls.

Poon will be giving a special sneak preview of his debut record under his new label Universal Records through a pair of live performances at Eastwood Mall Open Park on April 26 and at the Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio on April 28. Poon will also be taking his album launch tour at Lucky Chinatown in Binondo on May 12.

Fans of the award-winning singer can be among the very firsts to grab a copy of Poon’s new album, which will also entitle them to free VIP seats at the venues. Those who will buy CDs will also have the chance to meet the dashing singer up close and have their albums signed in a special autograph signing session happening after the show.

As part of the many exclusive perks and privileges of getting the new Megaworld Citibank Card, cardholders will get to enjoy Poon’s upcoming shows absolutely free. They just need to show their card at the venue registration so they can get inside the venue along with one companion.

Known for his signature refreshing take on timeless romantic hits and classic love songs, Poon proudly showcases this time contemporary renditions of a great variety of unforgettable hits from music legends such as Barry Manilow, Barbara Streisand, Lionel Richie, Whitney Houston, Madonna and Michael Jackson.

Among the tracks to look forward to in “Legends”, Poon’s sixth album since his 2007 platinum debut record “I’ll Take Care of You”, include “Borderline”, “If I Keep My Heart Out Of Sight”, “A Song For You,” “All At Once,” “Ready To Take A Chance Again,” “The Girl Is Mine,” “Evergreen,” “And I Love Her” and “Truly.”

Enjoy the bright side of life this summer only at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls! For more information on Richard Poon’s album launch series at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, please call the Concierge at 709-9888, 709-0888, 0917-8380111 or visit

Isabelle De Leon Album Launch at Eastwood Central Plaza

Eastwood City invites everyone to another exciting musical showcase this April as it plays host
to the much-awaited album launch of up and coming singer, Isabelle De Leon.

The former child star makes her debut as a full-blown singer and performer with a live
performance at the Eastwood Central Plaza on April 14, 7pm, where she also promises to give
music fans a closer peek on her first record Love Zone.

Music fans looking to get to know more of Isabelle’s music and singing prowess can buy a
copy of her new album, which will also entitle them to free admission to the musical showcase.
Those who will buy CDs will also have the chance to meet the singer-songwriter up close and
have their albums signed in a special autograph signing session happening after the show.

Good news to all Megaworld Citibank cardholders, they can enjoy the Isabelle’s upcoming debut
performance absolutely free. They just need to show their card at the venue registration so
they can get inside the venue along with one companion.

Popularly known as Duday in the now defunct sitcom Daddy Didodu of GMA-7, Isabelle proudly
showcases her innate singing flair and songwriting talent in her 6-track debut album under Poly
East Records.

Love Zone, which has been receiving favorable reviews from music critics and fans alike,
features an impressive lineup of original compositions about love and emotions, songs that are
sure to appeal to the young ones and even the young-at-hearts.

Among the can’t-miss tracks in the album is the carrier single ‘1 Week To Move On’, a breakup
song Isabelle wrote for her friend and the funky and feel-good track about young love,
‘Feelingero’. Other tracks to look forward to in the album are ‘Pag-ibig Ko’y Sa’Yo’ and 'Sa Yakap

For more information on Isabelle De Leon’s album launch at Eastwood Central Plaza, please
call the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at 709-9888, 709-0888, 0917-8380111 or visit

Franco: from supergroup to power solo

Fans saddened by the decision of Franco’s big-name members to part ways have enough reason to smile after all. Besides, the acknowledged heart and soul of the group, Franco Reyes, decided to go on with the adventure, only that he’s gone doing it solo.

That however does not mean he’s lost the momentum that glittered the original set-up of the band. In fact, he’s all the more fired-up considering he has something to prove now that his famous mates are no longer in the same stage playing with him.

“Life goes on. Franco was never a superband. It was just a label that people gave us. We we're just another band from different bands who wanted to jam,” downplays the singer-songwriter.

And prove something he just did, with the release of the 17-track “Soul Adventurer,” which is being counted as the band’s sophomore album. Here, he recorded with a back-up band, no all-star line-up but which kept that artistic credibility that flavored Franco’s self-titled album.

Giant label MCA Music is supporting Franco’s latest set of recordings for a number of reasons. Most important is the fact it believes in the music of the artist, regardless of who’s on board.

Franco is now supported by musicians Paul Canada, Victor Guison and Dave Elfin. He shares, “Paul was an old friend who I jammed with for a long time now. Victor and Dave were recommended by friends of mine. It's still the same music but only with a different line up. It’s more concrete in a sense of having intact and permanent members.”

In 2010, Franco’s original line-up won an Awit award for Best Performance by a Group for their song “Castaway.” The band dominated that year’s NU Awards after winning “Artist of the Year,” “Album of the Year” and “Song of the Year” for the song “This Gathering.” Franco himself was nominated for “Guitarist of the Year.”

The new album contains tracks with meaningful titles relative to what happened like “What Is To Be Must Be”, “Renewal,” “A Beautiful Diversion,” and “Better Days.” For Franco the second track “To Survive” best represents the mood of the album.

He explained, “That song talks about life experiences that everyone can relate to and how we can make everything positive despite the negativity we encounter daily, on how we can find inner peace and finding our true selves and true purpose in the midst of chaos, and that is to spread love, peace and harmony with everything around us. ‘Soul adventurer’ is like a self-journey to finding what the meaning of our lives and finding inner peace.”

Sound-wise, reggae, rock, alternative and R&B turned out heavily reflected all over the album.

Franco’s “Soul Adventurer” is now out digitally on iTunes- and on CDs at leading record stores nationwide under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines).

Catch FRANCO…Soul Adventurer…The Solo Concert happening on April 6, 2013, 9pm at the Music Museum. Tickets are available at:

SM TICKETS – 4702222 –
TICKETWORLD – 8919999 –