2015 show schedule:
Monday – Thunderbird, Binangonan, Rizal
Wednesday – Aruba, Metrowalk, Ortigas, Pasig City
Friday – Tiendesitas, Ortigas Extension, Pasig
Saturday – Sage, Shangri-la, Makati, Philippines
An artist named Milan
FROM THE STANDS By Domini M. Torrevillas
(The Philippine Star)
Updated September 9, 2014 – 12:00am
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“The guy is a phenomenon a one-of-a-kind in the music arena who invests his performance with an infectious intensity and consummate artistry so mesmerizing as to compel undivided attention from the audience.” That was veteran public relations expert and political strategist Reli German gushing about the performance of singer-songwriter and guitar-playing vocalist Hammilan Pavoreal…
Reli was at the Aruba Bar and Restaurant at the MetroWalk on Meralco Avenue one Wednesday evening last month. Together with his wife Bunny and his associate in PR, Nilo Barberan, they witnessed the 37-year-old singer’s pulse-pounding performance that went almost non-stop for a solid two hours, and, in Nilo’s words, “a virtual portrayal of life in the breadth, variety and depth of emotions displayed.” They were very much impressed with the versatility and the unique style of Milan. They were one in wondering where Milan drew his enormous reserve of energy, considering that at 5’5” with a very lean physique, he is able to dish out a sizzling, electrifying performance. After going through three sets of heart-thumping musical action, Bunny was amazed that Milan did not simply crumple down limp and exhausted.
Another Milan fan, Osang Obilla who caught his performance at Rannie Raymundo’s Primos Lounge on Shaw Boulevard near EDSA avers that Milan in action is a virtual study in kinetics, where every movement of his body and every change in facial expression strive to be in harmony with the beat of his songs and of the music of his back-up band…
(COMPLETE VERSION) – Read more:
Hammilan, consummate artist
Pocholo Concepcion – Philippine Daily Inquirer
Once in a rare moment, while a consummate artist comes our way and restores our belief that there are, indeed, different ways of writing and performing songs. Hammilan is one such artist.
The 30-year-old singer-songwriter’s initial output as front man of the Bicol-based band Blah (“Lasngag,” Warner, 1996), and subsequent recording of his debut solo album (“Halo-Halo,” repackaged as “May Nakakatawa Ba Sa Akin,” Ivory, 2002) signaled the arrival of a major talent.
Those fortunate enough to have listened to the aforementioned albums agreed that the industry could benefit a lot with Hammilan’s presence.
Now…Hammilan’s got new album, the 10-track collection titled “Diskarte.” As in his previous solo release, this one was written, recorded, arranged and produced.
“Diskarte” showcases Hammilan’s diverse gifts as a musician. The songs in this album complement his engaging live performance style.
Hammilan renders 80’s in his sets and with his other concept band—He sings the greatest hits of Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and other oldies / standard singers (1900 – 1970). A must-see performer, His gigs are often described as an electrifying, exhausting and entertaining mix of performance art and unadulterated passion.
“Diskarte” the album might as well be Hammilan’s “strategy” to offer us a complete musical experience…its’ one pop-rock album that will interest people who have stopped buying CDs because they’re not sure they’ll like everything.
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By Pocholo Concepcion
Philippine Daily Inquirer6:31 am
Sunday, May 19th, 2013
OTHER REGULAR SHOW VENUES:
Shangri-La Hotel, Makati (Conways – Sage)
Bellevue Hotel (Vue Bar)
Richmonde Hotel (The Gallery)
Wils Bar – Sgt. Esguerra
Aruba – Metrowalk
Chivz – Greenhills
Primos – Greenfield District
Tiendesitas – Pasig
Giants – Antipolo
Off-the-grill – West Ave
D Publiq – Las Pinas
Musika bar – Greenhills
PG13 – Greenfield District