Sunday, May 24, 2015

Buko by Freshmen

Freshmen, an RnB / Pop male singing group mostly in their teens, is a multi-awarded boy band.
  • Most Promising Boyband of the 2013 Gawad Musica; 
  • 2013 Teen Choice Awards Phil;
  • Best Boyband of the 2013 Gawad Dangal Awards; and 
  • Asian Outstanding Boyband of the 2014 Asian Entertainment Awards

Since they were formed in June 2013, they have already performed in malls, convention centers, concert bars (Bagaberde, Metro Bar, Zirkoh), television (TV5's Spin Nation, GMA7's Walang Tulugan, ABS-CBN's It's Showtime, Net25's Letters and Music, PTV4's Personage) and radio (PinasFM 95.5, MOR, Radio ng Bayan, DZME). Upon the request of Borongan Eastern Samar, they did a benefit concert in the same city last Dec 28, 2014 attended by thousands in spite of typhoon Seniang.

They perform regularly at The Crowd Bar and Resto in Mandaluyong on Fridays and for 3 months in 2014 performed at Jet 7 Bistro Steak House on Timog Avenue weekly.

They have guested in concerts of local and international artists and sang duets with them. Some of them are Ivy Violan (most awarded Filipina singer internationally), Ima Castro (Kim of Ms. Saigon after Lea Salonga), Laarni Lozada (Champion of ABS-CBN's Pinoy Dream Academy Season II).

Their Buko rendition on You Tube has more than 25k views in a period of one year.

Their first single Bumalik Ka Na was in the top 5 positions in the Pinas FM 95.5 Daily Hit List Countdown in the months of April and May 2014, some days of which was in either #1 or #2 ranking. This April, Ivory Music and Video released it digitally on itunes, spotify and other streaming services.

They are one of the artists of the song Pagsapit ng Pasko under Ivory Music, together with Laarni Lozada, Garth Garcia, Faith Cuneta, Miguel Mendoza.

Aside from Bumalik Ka Na, their repertoire includes the following:
  • RnB songs and Pop
    • With You
    • Without You
    • It's Gonna Be Me
    • When I Was Your Man
  • Retro
    • I Saw Her Standing There
    • Sway
    • That’s the Way I Like it
  • Current Hits
    • All of Me
    • Say Something
    • Wiggle
    • Rude
    • Midnight Memories
  •  OPM
    • Buko
    • Pusong Bato
    • Sige Lang
  • Disney and broadway
    • Go the Distance
    • The Climb
    • Impossible Dream
  • Michael Jackson
    • Rock with You
    • Hold My Hand

Some dub them as the One Direction of the Philippines. Though they feel honored with this title, they have their own brand of singing and performing.

They are actors as well having appeared in the San Pedro Calungsodmovie , an entry in the Metro Manila Film Festival in December of 2013. The group is managed by Bobby Nazareno of PasParagon Talent Management.

The members

  • Patrick Abeleda, 18 years old, 2nd year college student in San Beda taking up Marketing Management. He can dance and play the guitar, piano, bass, drums, maracas, violin, beatbox and a little bit of flute. He is athletic. 
  • Sam Ayson, 18 years old, 2nd year college student at Meridian International College taking up New Media Arts. He can do photography and animation.
  • Third Casas, 22 years old, undergraduate in Business Administration at Aquinas University in Legaspi, Bicol. He loves to sing Josh Groban, Ronan Keating, Keith Urban, James Marrison and Michael Buble.
  • DerickGernale, 18years old, 2nd year college student at Manila Taytana College taking up B.S. Psychology. Aside from singing, he acts, dances, does magic, composes, and is into martial arts. Member, Manoeuvres ( performs on ASAP and Eat Bulaga)
  • Levy Montilla, 20 years old, 2nd year college student at Centro Escolar University taking B.S. Tourism. He can dance and play the guitar. He is athletic as well and does competitive martial arts.

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