The horrendous traffic during Thursday’s heavy downpour didn’t stop fans of Sam Tsui and Kurt Hugo Schneider from storming the SMX Convention Center for the second of the duo’s two-night concerts in Manila.
Millions of videos are uploaded on YouTube every day—from baseball players in a car lip-synch to “Frozen’s” “Love is an Open Door,” to cats bullying dogs. A quick search on the site reveals a number of accounts catering to the same interests—from music to baking to makeup. So, how does one get a loyal following when almost everyone has something to offer to the public?
In May 2013 we caught the AMP Big Band’s first few gigs at the then newly opened Balete@Kamias. A lot has happened since, with AMP gaining more exposure, playing in many other places—including Malacañang Palace as house band in April during the state dinner for US President Barack Obama.