WE don’t talk about energy in the Philippines without thinking of two things: power outages, and, thankfully for us, Gary Valenciano. While the former is truthfully the bane of a developed nation’s existence, the latter could be considered a reprieve from the lackluster dreariness of everyday exigencies. In a true study of contrasts, while the former underscores a continuing problem with supply, the latter is synonymous to an overcharged, highly electrified, and unlimited exuberance.
But apart from his energy and electricity onstage, Gary V is an enduring fixture in the Philippine entertainment industry. While it is a cliché to say that nothing in the industry is forever, there lies behind it a powerful truth. This is especially apparent in the age of social media, when one’s five minutes of fame could be just that – a quick five-minute viral video, and a short-lived, precipitated exposure offline. A true class act, Gary has defied the constraints of an industry that thrives on youth, novelty, and the current concept of cool. What he exemplifies is the immutability of true talent. This, undoubtedly, is the reason why, after many decades and several one-trick-ponies later, people are still clamoring for the kind of genius that only Mr. Pure Energy can provide.
In recent years, Gary has performed in commercially & critically acclaimed, sold-out concerts, notable of which was the ARISE Gary V 3.0 franchise, with the 3rdinstallment winning him two distinguished awards: 1) Concert of the Year from the PMPC Star Awards in 2015, and much recently 2) Concert Artist of the Year from the Guillermo Mendoza Foundation Awards. He, too, was part of the powerful ensemble of veritable powerhouses in this year's biggest Valentine show Ultimate with fellow established artists Martin Nievera, Lani MIsalucha, and Regine Velasquez.
Throughout his career, Gary has offered his audiences with the one element that has made him positively renowned: commitment. Anyone who has been to a Gary V concert would attest that he has never faltered on his own brand proposition: energy from beginning to encore. Even in his mellow moments, there exudes from him an electricity of emotions.
In the final quarter of this year, Gary V is set to electrify the stage with a two-night concert titled Gary V Presents… on October 30 and 31 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World, Manila. Joining him for two nights of vocal & physical calisthenics is a gamut of talents ranging from belters to balladeers. The roster includes: Bullet Dumas, Jannice Javier, Jimmy Marquez, Katrina Velarde, Lara Maigue, Maki Ricafort, Mitoy Yonting, Monique Lualhati, RJ Dela Fuente, and Timothy Pavino. The show will be co-directed by Gary and his son Paolo Valenciano, with musical direction by Mon Faustino.
The two-night spectacle promises to be a unique compendium of talents, achieving one and the same purpose: to thrill the crowds enough to exorcise everyone’s Halloween woes. What better way to spend a holiday of remembrance than by creating a new memory with the collective symphony of Gary V and his special guests.
For tickets, contact Ticketworld (891-9999 or https://www.ticketworld.com.ph) and +639175413389 or +632706-2170. For more information, visit Gary’s website http://garyv.com, or subscribe to his social media accounts FB: GaryValencianoOfficial / Twitter: @garyvalenciano1 / IG: @therealgaryv. You may also check for updates on the Manila Genesis social media sites: FB: ManilaGenesisEM / Twitter: @manila_genesis / IG: @manilagenesis.
Don’t miss an opportunity to experience the unique Gary V energy onstage, and discover for yourself why talent truly trumps trends in this age of viral shareability. See you at the theater!