Thursday, August 15, 2013


Everyone can relate when they hear songs such as “Before I Let You Go”, “So Slow”, “Half Crazy”, “One Hello” and so on. These are the songs that we listen for hours and hours when we get our hearts broken or when we seem to feel butterflies fluttering in our stomach. And it's been years since we last saw the duo who sang all of these perform on stage.

Now, for the first time ever since they left the band, original Freestyle vocalist, Top and Jinky will fire up the concert stage and perform relentless hits that they sang together back when they are just starting and rekindle lost memories of the band's journey together towards success. Not only that, Top and Jinky will be collaborating together for an upcoming release of their own album. Surely, every music lovers and die-hard fans of this Davao-based band are in for a wonderful surprise.

The first time we saw them together was when they stormed the local music scene in 1996. Tracing its humble beginnings at the Apo View Hotel in Davao, where the group had its first gigs. When Freestyle hit the Manila bar scene in 1998, it was a case of young musicians being at the right place at the right time, with the right sound. Those five guys and a girl had then what Manila was looking for- a new band with vast appeal and the knack for filling venues with their blend of pop, R&B and original hits. After seven years of doing what they do best, Freestyle has grown into an OPM heavyweight with four studio-recorded albums (two of which made platinum), a string of local and international concerts, and industry accolades under their belts, thus making them one of the country’s best-loved and most sought-after group.

Yet, not all bands stick with its original members, some had to fly solo and make a mark on their own. Just like what Top and Jinky did.

As Top left the band, many people thought he would leave the scene for good and never to return. Though he wanted to quit, the songwriter in him won’t let him to do so. His own cup is brimming with emotions, from successes in life to deepest frustrations and heartaches. After few months, he re-emerged not with a band but as a solo artist. All these positive reaction from fans and with the support of his dear family and friends, collaborated by his own passion in music served his inspiration to take the road again to fame with the release of his debut album, Carry On.
Jinky wanted to experiment as well that will benefit not only for herself but also for her band. And through the album, she paved way for her brighter future and of course, the reputation of the band is still respected. The album bore the name of the artist, Jinky with 13 tracks in it. It was officially launched under Viva Records last December of 2005. Of course, needless to say, her band mates are there collaborating for the success of the album. They have given their 100 percent support to this once-in-a-lifetime recording. They have shared a considerable part as back-up singers of her 5 songs out of 13 and they helped promote the album as well as Jinky will be there present to promote the album of the band.

Join us as we fall back in time and rekindle lost memories as Top and Jinky serenade us this coming August 30, 2013, 8PM at Music Museum.

Ticket prices: Gold P2,500, Silver P2,000 and Bronze P1,000. For other inquiries, please call Ticketworld at 891-9999, Ticketnet at 911-5555, SM Tickets 470-2222, Music Museum at 7216726 and VIVA Concerts at 6877236. Visit for more details.

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