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Tribute to ‘90s classics

That’s saying that the’ 90s, at least some of it, may now be valued alongside the more heralded, so-called big decades in music: the ‘60s,’ 70s, and ‘80s.

Mas maganda ang mga kanta beforerelatable kahit anong genre pa,” expressed singer Bugoy Drilon when talking about the era to promote his upcoming concert with two other made stars as they pay tribute to the final hit parade of the 20th century.

Bugoy is part of a troika dubbed Budakhel, along with Daryl Ong and Khel Pangilinan, who will be featured in a Best of the 90s show simply titled Budakhel Live.

The Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2 alumnus already celebrated his tenth anniversary in mainstream showbiz with a sold-out concert. He is currently working on an English album with songs written by himself.

He explained, “Malaking part ng childhood ko ang 90s music and doon ko talaga na-embrace ang music which led to who I am now.”

Budakhel is set to “electrify audiences with their combined star power bringing out the best of a generation that spawned vibrant genres, namely, alternative rock, boyband pop, and hip-hop.”

Fromm left: Khel Pangilinan, Bugoy Drilon and Daryl Ong 
Michael appeared on X-Factor Philippines and gained more prominence when he participated in Your Face Sounds Familiar, while Daryl earned his fame from stints in Pinoy Pop Superstar and The Voice of the Philippines Season 2.

Directed by Dido Camara, with musical direction by Rey Cantong, Budakhel Live is presented by Resorts World Manila with KreativeDen; tickets available at the RWM Box Office and Ticketworld outlets.

Bugoy both looks back and storms ahead, having said, “Being in the industry for the past 10 years, I intend to explore further possibilities in my music career.”

While the concert is more or less a repeat of his earlier ‘90s themed show, he ensured that his solo songs for Budakhel is all-new because he wanted to sing more songs from that same era.

He believes that the Budakhel chemistry came out because of brotherhood and there has never been any conscious effort to upstage one for personal gain. “We all have the same passion and there is no competition among us,” he related.

All three are categorized as R&B artists, with reggae, soul, and pop melding in as sub-genres to the equation.

The passing period between the electric dreams of the ‘80s and the digital revolution of the new millennium will always be special for Bugoy and his friends. This, as he is also thrilled at what this new decade has to offer. He said, “It’s time to open a new chapter for OPM. Let the new ones come in as it’s time for Filipinos to shine even more.”

Well, as often the case, there’s really something to look forward to in looking back.

The much anticipated concert featuring Daryl Ong, Bugoy Drilon and Michael Pangilinan, originally scheduled on March 20, will be rescheduled to a later date in view of the COVID-19 situation.

Ticketholders will just have to hold on to their tickets for now as these will surely be honored when the show hits the stage still at Resorts World Manila’s Newport Performing Arts Theater. Details on the rescheduled date will be announced soon.

Topics: Bugoy Drilon , Daryl Ong , Khel Pangilinan , Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2
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