Coffee Break Island is a four (4) man band playing ska,rock and roll. Members include Paul Pu-tian on vox/guitars, Brutus Lancano on drums/percs, Ronn Sana on bass and Raffie Miranda on keyboards. The members call their type of music as drunk and roll. We totally agree.
The Fete dela Musique (Festival of Music) is an annual celebration of day of music started in France in 1984. It is usually celebrated worldwide during the start of the summer solstice. Here in Manila the French community started this musical happening way back in 1994, right here in Malate, Manila. Nowadays it is being celebrated in the streets of Makati.
We decided to have our version of this annual celebration right here at the bar. Johnny Alegre (Affinity, Humanfolk and Absolute Zero among other things) helped organized the bands and musicians. Our Norwegian connection thru Ole Torbergsen help with the finances.
We never promised a 'fixed' schedule of music, like blues night, jazz night every Friday or Saturdays etc. Because we always leave something for life's unexpected twist and turn. Because you don't know who will drop from the sky such as this video. Sammy Asuncion, Jun Lopito, Wam Molina, Boy Garrovillo, Irene Tengasantos (on vocals) dropping by to greet a guy named Dang Axalan a happy birthday and the music keeps going on going..
TOMADACHI (in Japanese meaning 'friends' or support of friends)
Tonet Lipana - guitars
Dave Harder - upright bass
Mar Dizon - drums
TOMADACHI , actually acronym for TOnet Lipana, DAve Harder and MAr Dizon jazz trio. I consider this a kind of power trio with all members being a veteran of the local jazz scene.All the players in this trio are also members of different bands, so this makes this setup a kind of side project. Don't expect to hear any 'smooth' kind of jazz folks. This is jazz, not so much radio friendly but this is how its supposed to be.
Roots of Nature
Warren Antig - Vocals
Ferry Baltazar - Guitars
Jeff Bauin - Bass
Maki Estrella - Percussion Drums
Roots of Nature (RON), a four piece dynamo of a band from the north of Manila. How to describe their music? It's a genre bending mix of rock (heavy but not loud), world beat with a plenty of percussive groove, Maki's set-up of djembe, wooden congas and various cymbals and percussions takes the band to another level. The music of RON makes a good argument as to why I hate putting labels to music. Theirs is just good music, plain and simple. One of the bar1951 mainstay and favorite. Here is the link to their Facebook.