I got the chance to listen to Out of the Box and M.Y.M.P perform last night at my college. I was one of the people in charge of the event and even got to talk to them for a bit (paltry conversation, but still lol).

M.Y.M.P isn’t really my sort of music — they’re more on slow songs. But if you do like songs like those, then they’re a pretty good band to listen to. Two of the members are alumnis from my college. :) (gods, I’m not bragging, I’m just mentioning this, I swear)

Out of the Box are comprised of eight members — seven guys and one girl. They’re an acapella band (or at least, I think that’s what you call them) from Ateneo de Manila University, and plainly put, they’re fantastic. They sing mostly the latest songs (with an exception of a mix of Micheal Jackson songs) and are purely acapella — the drums, the guitars, all the instruments come from their vocal chords and sound like the real thing, sometimes even better. The guitar riff one of them did for Maroon 5’s “Harder to Breathe” was fantastic.

I’ve run out of adjectives so I’m ending this quick.

4 Comments so far

  1. kyameel (unregistered) on February 28th, 2005 @ 6:20 am

    oooh~ cool!

    at least it made up for the rivermaya concert ;)

  2. anna l. (unregistered) on February 28th, 2005 @ 3:40 pm

    “the drums, the guitars, all the instruments come from their vocal chords and sound like the real thing, sometimes even better”

    i had to read this at least thrice before it sank. INCREDIBLE!

  3. Amanda (unregistered) on February 28th, 2005 @ 10:43 pm

    Anna L: Have you heard them sing? I love watching them perform. If I get their schedule of gigs I’ll post them here.

    I’m going to start posting band gigs in our Metblog.


  4. George Colendich (unregistered) on April 30th, 2005 @ 2:06 am

    I’m helping a friend of mine put together a music/film project of his. Sean Laskey is from California, and has produced 3 cds so far, and done a music documentary that has won awards at film festivals and been aired on PBS television. Because I’ve spent a lot of time in the Philippines, he’s asked me to help him put together a small band that he will practace and perform with there in the Philippines. Specifically, we need to find at least one Filipina guitar player that can sing, and one drummer. The project will take about 3 weeks to complete. It will be filmed in the Philippines and aired on American tv. If you have any helpul information about locating a femail guitar player and a drummer, please contact me by e-mail. Thankyou, sincerely, George Colendich

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