Billy Crawford, James Reid, and Sam Concepcion are joining forces for a concert, which all of them describe as a big party that features fresh and innovative music and production numbers local concert circuit has never seen before. The big night is happening at the Araneta Colesium on April 5.
Billy, James, and Sam, who are considered three of the country’s most popular singers, actors and all-around media personalities, have banded together to become The CR3W and are now all set for the coolest, sonic mood-filled Big Dome concert ever.
“Why The CR3W? There’s no specific explanation. We came up with different titles for the concert and we decided to go for this [title] because each of us has his own crew, a group of talented people working with us to make our music,” R&B singer Billy shared during the concert’s press conference held recently.
Billy, a singer, dancer, comedian and host, started out as a child actor before relocating to the United States and then launching his career as a teen idol in Europe. From his base in France he came up with charting tunes like the Platinum selling “Urgently In Love,” “Mary Lopez,” “Trackin’,” “When You Think About Me,” “You Didn’t Expect That,” and “Stormy Nights.”
He resumed his career in the Philippines and has since then become one of the most popular hosts in local television with shows like Your Face Sounds Familiar, Pinoy Dream Academy, and Pilipinas Got Talent. He is at present one of the judges in the World of Dance competition show.
Billy is set to return to the hit charts with the release of his new album which includes the hot single “Filipina Girl.”
The 36-year-old TV host had nothing but good words for his pals James and Sam, who are sharing stage with him for the first time.
“James is passionate about music. He’d be listening to music on his phone and he’d go to you all excited saying, ‘Check this out.’ And he’s got his own record label!. Sam, on the other hand, he is one of the dopest performers I’ve seen. From the time he was starting out, I knew he was the real thing,”
“It’s a mutual admiration obviously,” retorted Sam alluding to the praises he got from Billy.
Sam made his mark in theatre in the title role of the musical Peter Pan. He made a big splash in motion pictures as the male lead of the musical I Do Do Bidoo-Bidoo. He has since then alternated between acting in films and recording. Among his hit songs are “Dati” with Tippy Dos Santors, “Kontrabida,” “No Limitations,” “Isang Daan,” and “Kalsada.”
His latest single release is the ballad “Bukas Makalawa,” which was composed by Thyro Alfaro for the soundtrack of the movie Para Sa Broken Hearted in which he also starred.
Meanwhile, James could only say so much about what people can see in the concert.
“It’s going to be a seamless transition from one artist to another. We’re going to have our gimmicks and some special things that we’ll do for the show. We can’t share much that’s why people should see the show to understand what we’re talking about,” James pointed out.
James is known for big-selling soundtrack music like “No Erase, Bahala Na,” “On The Wings Of Love” and “Hanap-Hanap.”
Apart from being a singer and performer, James is a movie star. Some of his notable films are Diary ng Panget, This Time, Never Not Love You. On television, he starred in On The Wings of Love, and Till I Met You.
James also took on the role of songwriter and producer for his own label Careless Music and has released the album Palm Dreams with the singles “Cool Down,” “Turning Up,” and “The Life.” He has recently unloaded Summer, a duet with Nadine Lustre for the “Careless MIxtape.”
He is part as singer and co-writer of the new single, “Filipina Girl,” a collaboration with Billy and Marcus Davis, Jr., that is part of Crawford’s upcoming album.
The concert also features Coleen Garcia, Nadine, and Yassi Pressman as special guests.
Tickets are available at TicketNet 911-5555. Ticket prices are VVIP with Meet & Greet at P10,000; VIP Seated P5000; Patron, P4000; Lower Box P2500; Upper Box P1500; and General Admission P500.