Sunday, June 26, 2016

Smart presents Own It! Concert at Smart Araneta on July 9!

Some of YouTube’s hottest artists and performers led by Leroy Sanchez will hit Manila next month to perform at a major concert on Saturday, July 9, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum presented by Smart.

Also in the line-up of  the one-night event dubbed “Smart Presents Own It Concert” are Max Schneider, Sam Tsui with Kurt Hugo Schneider and the Australian band At Sunset. The gig will kick off a series of concerts and shows to be presented by Smart.

To be mounted by Ovation Productions, the “Smart Presents Own It Concert” is expected to be one of the biggest and hottest concert events in this year’s musical calendar featuring artists who command a huge following on YouTube with a dedicated fan base by the millions worldwide.
Since uploading his first cover song on YouTube at age 15, Leroy Sanchez has posted over 70 videos amassing almost 50 million YouTube views.  Among the artists he has covered are Sam Smith, Justin Bieber, Adele, Rihanna, and many others. His passion for music, inherent talent and undeniable charm have earned him a devoted following of loyal fans from all over the world who have avidly tracked him in his musical journey.

 Max Schneider is a New York-based pop-soul singer and actor who began performing at the age of 14 years.  He was part of the Broadway musical “13” as a swing understudy covering four roles in 2008 and 2009.  He also modeled with Madonna for an international Dolce Gabbana ad campaign.Throughout 2015, he toured with Fall Out Boy, Wiz Kalifa and Hoodie Allen on the “Boys of Summer Tour”. He was named the 2010 Young Arts Theater winner.

Sam Tsui has been hailed as an Internet sensation who, with his friend and partner Kurt Hugo Schneider, was among the first musicians to establish a hugely popular music-focused channel on YouTube.

To-date, his videos, including covers, medleys and mashups, have amassed over 500 million hits on YouTube alone, including his 2013 debut original album “Make It Up”, contributing to his ever-expanding worldwide fanbase. Sam has also appeared in programs such as “The Ellen Show” and :The Oprah Show” and was featured in magazines such as Entertainment Weekly and In Style Magazine. He made his initial performance in Manila during a two-night show with Kurt Hugo Schneider  at the SMX Convention Center in 2014.

Kurt Hugo Schneider is a composer, music producer and director who was born in Baltimore and grew up in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Most of his works may be found in his YouTube channel,  created in October 2007 and now with over 3 million subscribers and more than 600 million views.

The Australian band At Sunset is composed of brothers Harrison and Andrew Kantarias and their good friend Tom Jay Williams, who came together with two things in common: their love for music and and their enthusiasm for the fun things in life. In just two years since making an online presence, At Sunset shows great potential of amassing millions of views on YouTube, with an ever-growing army of fans globally.

The group returns to Manila five months after its debut local performance last February 16 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum as special guest in the Boyce Avenue 2016 Philippine Tour.

 “Smart Presents Own It Concert” is presented by Smart and produced by  Ovation Production. It is brought to you by FOX Network Groups, Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, BusinessWorld,  96.3 Easy Rock, Monster RX 93.1, 105.1 Crossover, Mellow 94.7, Home Radio 97.9, 97.1 Barangay LS FM, MYX Music Channel.   It is also supported by Rappler,, Soundcheck Manila,,,, Mb., PEP.PH, 8list.PH,, Manila Concert Scene, Philippine Concerts, MNL Online, One Music PH, GIST, Legato Music Mag,  Odyssey Music and AstroPlus. Tickets are priced at P4,224, P3,696, P3,168, P2,640, P1,584 and P792 and are available at all Ticketnet outlets nationwide and online at or call Ticketnet at 911-5555.)

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