Originals Only or OO is an event that celebrates the diversity of OPM. While the Mainstream media and the establishments seldom celebrate the sub-genres of our beautiful music. OO provides a supportive community for all of its artists and musicians. It is a passion project whose purpose is to bring back the love for OPM and encourage the Filipinos to be proud of the talents that we have here at home and bring out more of our unique sound to show to the world.
In partnership with Paradigm Shift and ZS Professional Hosts and Events Specialists that both aim to create opportunities for artists from different genres to share their music with long-time believers and to create new loving fans. These moments will be the chance to discover and enjoy what Filipino music was, is and could be – there’s no way to define Filipino Music as one genre.
Meet some of the OO artists:
You might’ve already seen him doing covers of his songs online, performing in different malls, bars, coffee shops , or even at last year’s #chalkcampustour series, and be serenading his way to people’s hearts as a featured artist on MYX.
With his single “Hiwaga” out and an album in the works, the tall, dark, and handsome Dane is well on his way to making his mark in Filipino music—all the while maintaining good standing as a student. With his music, he especially takes pride in his dedication to help OPM thrive further. “I’m hoping [my music] would be something that’d push local music further in the Philippines.
Emmanuelle is a soul/pop/R&B singer/songwriter, model, actress, and dancer. She was a ballerina with STEPS and has been a part of ABS-CBN’s Star Magic’s ballet/jazz group. Emmanuelle studied at Jimmy Antiporda’s School of Music, and to prepare for the demands of recording her debut album.
Emmanuelle has performed at ASAP XV’s Full Circle segment, on ABS-CBN’s television series, Idol which starred Sam Milby, Coco Martin and Sarah Geronimo, 100 Days to Heaven starring Coney Reyes, Xyriel Manabat, Jodi Sta Maria, Dominic Ochoa and Rafael Rosell. She has also appeared in the popular weekly series, MMK. She enjoyed being part of the teen variety show, Shout Out where she had a chance to sing and dance with some of the best teen talents locally.
She has been composing her own music since the tender age of 12 and is set to emerge on the music scene releasing her debut album with Universal Records Philippines in February 2012.
Gio Levy is a Filipino-Canadian singer/songwriter who fuses Pop, R&B with a retro vibe to create his own eclectic style of music. Armed with his sultry, velvet voice and a charming demeanor, Levy has performed for audiences and collaborated with artists from all over the world. Having recently moved from Canada to the Philippines in early 2015, he has already secured over 10,000+ followers on all his social media platforms combined.
Back in 2011, Levy performed as an opening act for YouTube Icons, AJ Rafael, and Gabe Bondoc. He has also shared the same stage as an opening act for Brian McKnight.
In 2013, Gio won a contest to represent Samsung Canada during the GS4 release party which gave him the opportunity to share the stage with the Montreal-based indie rock group, Stars.
Since moving to Manila, he’s performed for several high-end venues and events around Metro Manila and has even made it into the Top 60 for the Elements Songwriting Camp curated by the likes of Ryan Cayabyab, Ebe Dancel, Jazz Nicholas and Jungee Marcelo, just to name a few.
Guji Lorenzana is a singer-songwriter, actor, host, and DJ – based in Manila, Philippines, originally from the Bay Area, California, USA.
As an actor and host, Guji is actively seen on Philippine television and movies. In music, he actively DJ’s in the clubs. And as the lead singer of his own rock band – he gigs at local bars, events, and concert halls. Guji is also known to do various collaborations with a variety of musical acts and genres, locally and worldwide.
His first single, “We Are”, from the up and coming album, is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, and all major digital outlets worldwide!
First noticed from the first Philippine Popular Music Festival. She writes music from the heart and sings every day.
There’s nothing she can imagine loving more than family, melodies, lyrics, inspirations, romantic gestures, movies, dinners, hangouts, friends, fans, love, faith, jokes, courage, kindness, creativity, world, and her dogs.
Influenced by Taylor Swift’s honesty and wit, Daughter’s serenity, Nat King Cole’s vibe, Joan Jett’s rebellion, and Barbie Almalbis’ melodies
LEANNE AND NAARA
Leanne and Naara is a musical duo that is dedicated to make music that would offer a new experience to listeners. They often harmonize and explore other vocal elements within the songs that they perform and write.
The two got together as block mates and had their first performance as a duo during their freshman year. Both finished Bachelor of Communication Major in Performing Arts in Assumption College.
Mikee is a singer-songwriter whose music incorporates the following genres: Indie pop / Folk / Country / Pop / Alternative Rock / Contemporary R&B
ONE CLICK STRAIGHT
One Click Straight is a collective of like-minded artists, molded by a brotherhood fuelled by an undying passion for music. With a sound almost described as a fusion of melodic pop, indie rock, and synth pop, One Click Straight drives listeners through the ups and downs of emotion with their own brand of sound.
One Click Straight consists of frontman/bassist, Toffer Marquez, guitar/percussionist Joel Cartera, drummer/songwriter Tim Marquez and songwriter-guitarist, Sam Marquez. The band started with jam sessions until late 2013 when they began to write original material. The band started to release original music and play gigs in 2014.
Mid 2016, The band released their debut EP entitled “Nostalgic” and is now available online.
Roy is an Indie artist with an R&B + John Meyer Feel He’s also part of the band Sunday Radio-
“SNRG is Some Never Really Get. We bring SOUL to your city and give LIFE to Imaginary Friends. For those that GET it – they GET us.”
Since 2009, the Canlas brothers have expanded their artistic intelligence from the visual arts to explore their musical awakening. Combining front man Eyespk’s poetic prowess with L.A.STone’s ceremonial mastery ensures people are drawn close enough to take a serious listen to their craft. Their sound is often described as melodic lyrics and clever wordplay over sounds of electro-retro-rhythm-and-rock. Never|Home, SNRG’s first full-length album, made available in November 2016, has received airplay on radio and TV internationally.
- It’s a combination of a swabe and a heavy sound. It started out as an inside joke as our guitarist made a demo for one of the songs and named it Swabecore. At that time, it was a lightbulb moment for us; an “o nga no?” moment. You can expect a banger while feeling sexy as you listen to our stuff.
Vocals – KL Dela Cruz
Guitar – Vince Lucero
Bass – Karlo Maglasang
Drums – Bob Sadural
See you on the next OO Event this March 27!