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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.

Mar 1, 2019

James Reid Happy For Gf Nadine Lustre's Solo Film, 'Ulan', Now Preparing For Summer Concert, 'The Crew', With Billy Crawford & Sam Concepcion, At The Big Dome On April 5

JAMES REID is very happy for GF Nadine Lustre’s going solo in the movie “Ulan”. “I’ve seen the trailer and I was so impressed as it looks very exciting,” he says. “I’m very proud of her and I wish her and the movie all the best.”

How about his own solo project, “Pagbabalik ni Pedro Penduko”? “The shooting has to be postponed because I injured my shoulder while training for it. I was doing a lot of strenuous stuff like Parkour, Muay Thai and that’s how I got the shoulder injury. But Viva is giving me a new movie that will not require action. Also I’m busy with my concert for this coming summer with Billy Crawford and Sam Concepcion, ‘The Crew’, which will be staged at the Araneta Coliseum on April 5.”

So how is it working with Billy and Sam?  “It’s my very first time to perform with them and I’m really thrilled as these two are really my idols for the longest time. We’re hands on in preparing for the show, in choosing the songs we’d sing, solo and together, and the numbers that we will be doing. We really want a seamless show and we assure the people who’d watch us that they’ll have a real good time.”

What qualities does he like in Billy and in Sam? “You know, I was nervous at first because I’ve never really worked with them before. But during our brainstorming sessions, we quickly made a connection with each other. They’re both amazing performers so I really have to step up and level up and be as good as them. Billy is our Kuya and I like him as he has so much wisdom. He gives very good advice. Sam has been my favorite singer of all time. I think he’s an even better singer and dancer than Chris Brown.”

Tickets for The Crew concert are now available at Ticketnet 911-5555, ranging from P500 for gen. Admission to P10,000 for VVIP with Meet & Greet with the artists.