Two Local Artists Releases Respective debut Albums

Two Local Artists Releases Respective debut Albums

Band of Brothers The 12/21 launches Wish

Local Filipino Canadian Alternative Rock band The 12/21 will be launching its debut CD, titled Wish, on November 12, 2016, at Filipino Seniors Hall (49 Euclid Avenue). Entrance is free! You may buy your copy of the CD Wish at the gig itself.

The EP Wish is a solid collection of original songs written by the band: “Adventure,” “Larawan,” “Wish,” “Bakit Mo ’Ko Iniwan?”, and “Don’t Let Go.” The structural integrity of the songs, the vocal melodies and harmonies, and the polished quality of the instrumentation are simply a result of The 12/21’s years of hard work, perseverance, serious approach to their craft, and openness to various styles of music. Add to that, the band has been playing around the community prolifically for several years now, with the loving and active support of their parents.

The 12/21 is comprised by the Maceda brothers Roman (vocals/guitar) and twins Rico (bass/vocals) and Roque (drums).

The three really rock hard onstage; but as soon as they put their instruments down and leave the spotlight, they turn into these youthful, amiable, and humble spirits—a mark of true Rockstars, who are serious with their craft but who are grounded and acknowledging of their roots and beginnings. Photo credits: AJ Batac / CD picture by Katrina M. Relador

Proficient Singer Paul Ong Does Broadway

After years of hard work and determination, gracing many community events and staging his own shows, Chinese-Filipino Canadian Traditional Pop singer Paul Ong finally records his first solo oeuvre. Titled Broadway Classics, the album is a collection of fine classic ballads and upbeat songs that Ong has been rendering at his shows with superb vocal prowess and impressive and strong stage presence. Now, everything is on record! Grab your copy and enjoy it in the comforts of your own audio systems at home.

Ong will be launching Broadway Classics on November 26, 2016, at Portage Avenue Church (1420 Portage Avenue), with a live show titled “A Christmas Concert for a Cause.” General admission is $20. Copies of Ong’s album will be available to buy at the venue. This is the best way to support any artist—watching their shows and buying their albums.

After all, music is the lifeblood of every artist or band—the words and melodies that flow in their veins and pulsated by their hearts.

Photo credit: Mark Godilano