WHO doesn’t love a Christmas party in January?
For busy souls like musicians, who would better off prefer to spend Yuletide season with family and immediate relatives, the first month of the year could be the best time to have a catch-up party with brothers and sisters in local music industry.
The one that unfurled last January 11 off Sonrisa Resort in Barangay Bayabas was another memorable get-together being shared by the old and young entertainers in the City of Gold.
Unusual as it may be, the day-long event quickly developed as more on dancing (tala magic?) than singing, though the portion that i like the most was the unabated flow of carefree conversation.
Of course, who would not love the surprise “pa-raffle” of donated items from fellow musikeros abroad most of them would rather hide their names under the cloak of anonymity.
Among those in attendance are members of New Range, Shandy, Rementizo band, The Epiphany, Audio Dynamicz, City Hall band, Mainstream band, Kagay and the Kungfu Pandas, Nostalgia, Freeminds, New Vibes, Night Moode band, Rock ‘N Roll Vampires as well as fresh-from-China Hubart Dal and Tawag ng Tanghalan survivor, Reynan.
Former Thrives keyboardist Cesar Rementizo of Shandy band was key organizer of the CdeO musicians’ late christmas celebration cum simple bonding and gathering by the beach.
Always humble as he is, Rementizo went on to acknowledge Jackals Live, Gamba Sports and Bar and co-musicians from abroad as largely instrumentals for the success of the momentous affair.
“No air, no frill. It’s maybe too late but still rock ‘n roll. No inhibition and reservation for everyone who came to share the joy and fun. Everything just flowed naturally like a beautiful song. And it was a very special moment for me and you know the reason why,” sidestepped grizzled drummer and percussionist Harry Marson of Kagay and the Kung Fu Pandas.