Erik Santos on becoming icon
By JOJO P. PANALIGAN
July 29, 2011, 2:43pm
MANILA, Philippines — Singer Erik Santos acknowledges that he and his contemporaries will have a harder time becoming icons compared with their predecessors.
“In the ‘80s especially, a single is played on radio for as long as two years kaya its singer stays in people’s mind. These days, three months pa lang ay pinapalitan na ang single,” he noted during the press conference for his concert at the Music Museum on <sAug. 13 and 18 (correction note: Aug 12 and 13) titled “PowER IKons.”
The so-called Prince of Pop believes that the best way for singers, especially the newbies, to make their mark is to offer a unique sound or singing style. He said that mimicking other singers is only okay for those who are starting out and that anyone who is serious with his craft must eventually leave this phase behind.
What showbiz has taught Erik
DIRECTLINE By Boy Abunda
The Philippine Star – July 29, 2011
Eight years in the business has taught Erik Santos a lot about nurturing his craft which includes striking a balance between using intelligence and instinct when making career decisions.
Although criticized by some in the beginning for sounding like his musical influence Martin Nievera, Erik has moved on to establish a distinct identity in the music scene. This he did by coming up with original hits that showcased his own style, and by taking on projects that challenged him.
Meanwhile, whenever he’d do covers whether in shows or on record, he would insist on having the musical arrangement deconstructed then fashioned differently from the original so as to “own” them.
“But I’m not saying it’s wrong to emulate your idols in the beginning. It’s natural for any newbie to do that. What would count as a mistake is to stay there and refuse to grow as an artist,” he said.
Erik Santos happily produces own shows
By Nathalie Tomada
The Philippine Star – July 29, 2011
MANILA, Philippines – Erik Santos has set a goal of holding one concert a year as he approaches the first decade of his music career. Despite his awareness of the current concert climate’s favoritism toward foreign artists, he hopes to meet this goal by producing his own shows via his Core Events company.
“It’s hard nowadays. As Regine Velasquez told me during my last concert, only one out of 10 locally produced shows is being watched by concertgoers. This has been discouraging local producers,” said the 29-year-old balladeer in a presscon last Tuesday, adding that this is why he no longer relies on other producers to mount his shows, including his two-day concert series on August.
Erik Santos on PowER IKons Two-Night Concert
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Naghahanda na ngayon ang Pop Prince na si Erik Santos para sa nalalapit niyang major concert sa darating na Aug. 12 and 13. Gaganapin ang two-night show sa Music Museum kung saan makakasama ni Erik sina Angeline Quinto, Miss Saigon (Germany) Stephanie Reese, G-Force dancers, at ang Concert Queen na si Pops Fernandez.
PowER IKons ang title ng nasabing concert na hango rin sa pangalan ni Erik. Maganda ang konsepto ng show dahil bibigyan ng tribute ni Erik ang lahat ng greatest hits ng mga kilalang music at movie icons katulad nina Madonna, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Sharon Cuneta, Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, at Basil Valdez. Nakakahanga si Erik dahil ilalaan niya ang kikitain ng concert para sa Bosom Buddies Cancer Foundation. Para sa mga nais bumili ng tickets, maaaring tumawag sa Ticketworld 891-9999.
Erik Santos and Angeline Quinto flying to Europe next month
July 29, 2011
by: Mario Bautista
IS ERIK SANTOS now playing beautiful music with “Star Power” winner Angeline Quinto? “No, biro-biro lang yun,” he says. “Lalo na when we guested sa show ni Ate Kris Aquino, tinutukso’t mina-match kaming dalawa. But pareho kami ni Angeline na career ang focus. But we’re friends. In September, we’ll go together to Europe to do a six-city tour for TFC.”