Jason Fernandez: Panimula Album Launch
18 Jan 2013 | MetroWalk
Jason Fernandez officially launched his album in Metrowalk last 18 Jan 2013 and he is making music with the new band Sta Maria (Beejay Valero (guitars), Krish Pincaro (keys), Ezekiel Banzuela (bass) and Jared Aquino (drums)), all for one in creating songs and tunes with a hint of Rivermaya sound in the new release as part of his musical influence and evolution as an artist.
In the launch, Dello, MMJ Twins with Caleb, Kimpoy Feliciano, Jordan Bautista and Pio performed for Jason and Sta Maria. Callalily frontman Kean Cipriano, Soupstar Entertainment’s Darwin Hernandez, Orion Entertainment’s Gian Carlo Vizcarra, Universal Record’s Peter Chan were present to support the launch. More photos HERE courtesy of VerJube Photographics.
What’s impresive about the album is Jason’s appreciation of the art, making it mainstream for his local listeners to still access and listen to his craft and imparting positive musical influences to the next generation.
Watch the music video below, the first carrier single entitled Maria courtesy of IvoryMusicVideoPH.
Panimula is an all-original, inspiring and uplifting 7-song album include songs like Panimula, Maria, Karera, Kaya Mo Ba Akong Mahalin, Sundang and Bulong Ng Kalaban with a beautifully written track he collaborated with the Pop Rock Princess Yeng Constantino entitled Panaginip, released under Ivory Music Video.
Jason Fernandez, the former Rivermaya vocalist is back with the release of his first self-produced solo album Panimula with the support of his new band Sta. Maria (Beejay Valera, Jared Aquino, Krish Pincaro and Kiel Banzuela), released under Ivory Music and Video. The said milestone album will be launched this Friday showcasing the versatility of Jason as a band vocalist on 18 Jan 2013, 8pm, at Metrowalk.
Panimula includes six tracks and one bonus track representing Jason’s journey as a musician, boast with all-original OPM songs. The album contains songs about hope, lost love, life, and inspirations. Panimula also features a collaboration between Jason and Pop-rock Princess Yeng Constantino in the sweeping ballad Panaginip.
When asked what the public can expect from the album, Jason quips that its sound will show his musical influences, including his former band Rivermaya. “It is undeniable that Rivermaya and its music made me evolve not just as a musician, but also as a human being. The group has taught me a lot, and this album will prove that,” says Jason. “I will forever be grateful to Rivermaya for the opportunity and the lessons that they have imparted to me.”
The album’s first single, the anthemic Maria challenges the listeners to rethink their ways and further highlights the versatility of Jason’s vocals. Watch the music video below courtesy of IvoryMusicVideoPH.
Jason Fernandez is being managed by Orion Entertainment, alongside Noel Cabangon, Kimpoy Feliciano, Malay, Jordan Bautista, Six Part Invention, Jensen Gomez, Runmanila, Aspen Way, and She’s Only Sixteen. For inquiries and bookings, please call 0916-4140358 or email email@example.com.
5. KAYA MO BA AKONG MAHALIN
7. BULONG NG KALABAN (BONUS TRACK)
Jason Fernandez performed with Sta. Maria at Route 196, QC
Sesa: Music for the Youth
23 June 2012 | Route 196, QC
So after the Fete dela Musique stopover, we went to Route 196 for Sesa’s gig. It’s our first time at this small yet intimate music venue dedicated for music lovers and music enthusiasts, a Cross and Arrow Events Management productions held last 23 June2012 at Route 196, QC. It’s great to listen to young inspiring musicians including RunManila, Clover Street and One Click Straight who performed to open the stage for Sesa, a project band giving rise to a heartwarming contemporary christian music.
Sta Maria is former Rivermaya vocalist Jason Fernandez (vocals), Beejay Valera (guitars), Krish Pincaro (keyboards), Jared Aquino (drums) and Ezekiel Banzuela (bass). Yahweh (also an original contemporary praise song), Rivermaya’s Elisi, Oasis’ Champagne Supernova and an untitled Yeng Constantino composition were the songs presented to the lively crowd supporters of OPM.
Sesa, the main act of the show composed by Yeng Constantino (vocals), Acel Bisa van Ommen (vocals and rhythm Guitar), Karmi Santiago (drums), Julie Samonte (guitars), and Edrei Olarte (bass), who rendered their own contemporary christian songs, a praise music which empowers the youth in a pop rock tune like Umalab Ka, Liliwanag, Panginoon, Kalasag and Extreme (performed for The Youth Summit 2012). Sesa were formed in 2010, has produced splendid original praise music in 2 years time and now they’re looking forward in compiling their songs to an album soon. Watch out for it! Let me hear those who are excited? Yell!
“Walang matigas na ulo sa mainit na pagmamahal,” Yeng’s greatest, sincerest and most memorable passage I’ve heard that night, very enlightening.
Sharing some Sesa music happened in Route 196.
Liliwanag, video by jhenndecastro.
Umalab Ka, video by jhenndecastro.
Extreme, video by jhenndecastro.
Kalasag, video by jhenndecastro.
Panginoon, video by jhenndecastro.