Band with MiG Ayesa in NJ!
The Hotdog Band is a Filipino
band credited with overhauling and changing the musical landscape of the
Philippines in a stunning, exciting and unexpected manner.
The brothers Dennis and
Rene Garcia created the legendary Hotdog band, which spawned what is now
known worldwide as 'the Manila Sound'.
Crafting hit after hit
after hit, Hotdog has etched an indelible mark in Philippine music history
with generation/age-neutral chart toppers like Manila, Annie Batungbakal,
Bongga Ka Day, Ikaw ang Miss Universe ng Buhay Ko, Pers Lab, Langit na Naman,
and Behhh, Buti Nga, among others.
But beyond just dominating
the music charts for decades, Hotdog's music is instrumental in bringing
the quality of local pop music up to par with international standards.
The songs of Hotdog (written
and produced by Dennis and Rene) heralded the beginning of Original Pilipino
Music or OPM, which saw - for the first time - local songs dominating the
Philippine music scene, and in the process, establishing the identity of
mainstream Filipino music. Since then, the songs of Hotdog have been used
in numerous movies, television and radio commercials, videoke products, cellphone
In a nation of over eighty
million musically-inclined souls, Hotdog songs are probably the most recognized
and revered tunes.
Hotdog also paved the
way for the spectacular solo musical careers of its female singers like Ella
del Rosario, Zsa Zsa Padilla and Maso Diez.
'MiG', by MiG - "I attribute
my success to three elements: hard work, passion, and a little bit of luck.
When I first heard about Rockstar INXS, a new reality show on CBS, I decided
to audition. After years of trying to make it as solo artist, I thought this
opportunity might provide my big break. Well, I didn't win the competition
to be the singer for INXS
I did one better and got my very own deal
with Universal Classics.
Born in the Philippines
and raised in Sydney, Australia, I began playing the piano at age seven,
but was quickly discouraged by my teacher, who informed me that without practice,
I would never become a virtuoso. However, a chance meeting with a jazz musician
opened up a world of possibilities! I was finally able to play the music
I wanted, in the style I chose. I even wrote my own songs and played piano
without having to perfect my Mozart! Who cares if I was never going to be
a concert pianist? Stick that up your metronome, I was going to be a ROCKSTAR!
Watch them both at this
opening year of 2009 with our local entertainers such as Banda K, the Pachada
Band and Kim Bargamento at the Wuzz Up Asian Cuisine located at 8 Bedford
Ave., Bergenfield, NJ. Tickets are $35 with light dinner. This production
is brought to you by Wuzz Up Asian Cuisine in cooperation with Carousel Pinoy
Entertainment. For tickets, please call: 201.310.9085 / 201.384.8888 /
201.886.8797 / 917.294.6783 / 914.498.2510 / 917.691.2335