Five years since his emergence in the music industry, acoustic balladeer TJ Monterde is set to perform in his first-ever concert titled “Ikaw at Ako”. Brought to you by PolyEast Records, join TJ in a one-night-only show on June 17 at the Music Museum.
Despite the constantly changing demand of listeners today, TJ has been consistent in producing his own songs instead of covers with singles like “Ikaw at Ako”, “Imahinasyon”, “Dating Tayo” and “Tulad Mo”. Releasing original hits one after another, TJ has definitely made a name for himself in today’s music scene.
TJ is thrilled to be performing side by side with a full band and working closely with musical director Jem Florendo. “What you hear on gigs, what you hear on the CDs or online, it’s going to be different. What you’re going to hear on the concert - everything is going to be different.” he shares. “Ikaw at Ako,” TJ’s debut single that became a hit in 2013 quickly grew to become his signature song. He saw it fit for the title of his concert since this concert is really for his fans - “Ikaw” referring to his fans and “Ako” referring to TJ himself.
“June 5th is actually my fourth anniversary with TJFs. We started out back in 2012 and it was a small meet-up with 12 people. Eventually it grew to become what it is now so ito narin ‘yung celebration namin. It’s going to be TJ and my music listeners.” TJ opens about his fan base, TJFs.
Along with the concert, TJ will be launching his third and latest album, “Mahika” which he also included in the fifteen-song setlist. “This is my way of giving back to my supporters since day one… they were the ones who know my songs by heart so I’m excited to sing for them.” he adds. The singer-songwiter has revealed that he chose all of the songs for the concert. While he will perform a few covers, he shares that 90% of the songs are his originals, “May Filipino, may 90s, may current hits, they’re my personal favorites – songs I grew up listening to. It’s going to be a peek at my playlist.”
When asked about what he felt about having his concert so early in his career, TJ has this to say: “I feel so blessed. Not everybody’s given the chance to be able to express themselves through music. I never imagined na magkakaconcert ako this soon. Sobrang overwhelming.”
PolyEast Records artist and young popstar Sassa Dagdag is revealed to have an appearance in the concert. Back in 2011, TJ quickly gained attention from fans all over the country through his YouTube channel. With only his guitar in hand and his dreams at heart, TJ set off from his hometown Cagayan de Oro for Manila.
TJ released his second album titled “Imahinasyon” which was notably acclaimed in both radio and online platform. Now that he’s set to release his third album and solo concert, TJ humbly has this to say, “Through the experience, na-realize ko na the more you grow in this business, the more that you become open to growth.”
“Ikaw at Ako” concert is presented by Yamaha Motor Philippines in cooperation with UniSilverTime, AttiGo, Royqueen, Steeltech, and JCA Ventures. Special thanks to Montesa Medical Group by Shimmian Manila and Rice Top Asian Comfort Food.
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Ticket prices are as follows:
VIP with “Mahika” CD and Meet and Greet Pass - Php1700.00
Orchestra with “Mahika” CD - Php1200.00
Free Seating - Php500.00
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