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New Minstrels, Circus Band back in concert

By Isah V. Red | Sep. 05, 2013 at 06:01pm
IsahRed-150x81The New Minstrels and the Circus Band, two show bands that dominated the local entertainment circuit in the ‘70s, will once again be performing together in a very special show.

This is The Circus Band and The New Minstrels Greatest Hits Reunion concert will be held at the Plenary Hall of the Philippine International Convention Center at the CCP Complex on Roxas Boulevard on Sept. 20.

Produced by Viva Live Inc. and Redstone Media Productions, the concert series will also have other performances at the University of Baguio in Baguio City on Sept. 26 and at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu on Sept. 28.

Prepare for an evening of RnB, disco, rock, funk, romantic ballads and other great sounds from the ‘70s like “The Harder I Try,” “I Just Don’t Want To Be Lonely,” “Celebration,” “Mr. Melody,” “One In A Million,” “There’s No Easy Way,” “Love The One You’re With,” “Wildflower” and others from Motown, Santana, Manilow, Earth Wind & Fire and many more.

Performing will be Hajji Alejandro, Tillie Moreno, Pat Castillo, Jacqui Magno and Basil Valdez of the Circus Band and Louie Reyes, Ding Mercado, Joey Albert, Ray-An Fuentes, Chad Borja  and Eugene Villaluz. Former Circus lead guitarist Rudy Lozano is the musical director.

Tickets are available at Ticketnet 911-5555; SM Tickets 470-2222; TicketWorld 891-9999; PICC 789-4734; and Viva Concerts 687-7236. Tickets prices are: Orchestra Flat Center P4000; Orchestra Flat Left/ Right P2500; Level 2 Center/Left/Right P3000; Level 2 Left/Right Side P2500; Level 3 Center/Left/Right P2500; Level 3 Left/Right/Side P1500; De Luxe P800; and Balcony P400.

Watch out too for the release soon of a special album featuring some members of this reunion class from Viva Records. The CD has Basil Valdez singing “Sana’y Wala Nang Wakas,” Louie Reyes with “Isip Ko,” Pat Castillo in “Ng Panahon,” Jacqui Magno with “The Pain Remain,” Eugene Villaluz with “Man Ang Ulap,” Mercado, with “Can,” Joey Albert with “Na,” Ray-an Fuentes with “May Buhay,” Chad Borja with “Na,” plus a rousing “Ever Say Goodbye” by Chad, Ding, Eugene and Ray-An.
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