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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Sep 30, 2013

Top Foreign & Local Artists In The Best Of Pop Rock's Back-2-Back Big Dome Concert On October 18

VIVA LIVE is bringing the best of pop rock music with Redstone Productions in a once-in-a-lifetime “Back-2-Back-2-Back” concert at the Araneta Coliseum on October 18. This will feature the music of Michael Johnson, Steven Bishop, Joe Puerta of Ambrosia and our very own Side A.

Michael Johnson’s distinctive vocals and mastery of the guitar can be heard in some of the top hits of the 70s: “Bluer than Blue”, “I’ll Always Love You”, “Give Me Wings”, “This Night Won’t Last Forever” and “Almost Like Being in Love”. Steven Bishop is best known for the mammoth hit, “It Might Be You”, which has been used as the theme song of local films and teleseryes. It was created for the Dustin Hoffman movie “Tootsie”. Other Bishop big sellers are “Something New in My Life”, “On and On”, “Say You Say Me” and “Separate Lives” from the movie “White Nights” that won the Oscar for best song.

Joe Puerta is the bassist/vocalist of the famous Ambrosia, one of the greatest pop rock bands of all time best known for hits like “Holding On to Yesterday”, “How Much I Feel”, “Biggest Part of Me”, “You’re the Only Woman” and “I Just Can’t Let Go”. As for Side A, who can forget their “Hold On”, “Tuloy Pa Rin Ako”, “Aawitin Ko Na Lang”, “Tell Me”, “So Many Questions”, “Forevermore” and “By Your Side”? Now made up of main vocalist Joey Generoso, Naldy Gonzales, Ernie Severino, Lee Von Cailao and Ned Seguerra, the music of Side A is now considered a classic act in OPM.

Tickets at the Big Dome concert on October 18 are sold at Ticketnet 911-5555 and Viva Concerts at 687-7236, ranging from P400 for general admission to P3,500 for Patron A. The concert will also be held at Waterfront Hotel Cebu City on October 25 and the University of Southern Philippines in Davao on October 26. Bishop also performs solo at the University of Baguio on October 24 and Lagao Gym at General Santos City on October 27. The concert is sponsored by Phoenix Petroleum and supported by PBO, Viva Channel, ETC, 2nd Avenue, People’s Journal, People’s Tonight, Phil. Star, Mla. Bulletin, Easy Rock, Midas Hotel and many more.