Erik Santos sings for Bosom Buddies

Erik Santos sings for Bosom Buddies
The Philippine Star
August 09, 2011


erik santos>MANILA, Philippines – Erik Santos (photo) has it in his heart to help.

That is why he will have his first solo concert for the year called PowER IKons on Aug. 12 and 13, 8 p.m., at the Music Museum, to benefit the Bosom Buddies Cancer Foundation.

Cancer surivor Pinky Tobiano is the prime mover behind the foundation which aims to help a lot of other people who have been suffering from the ailment.
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Countdown to Erik Santos “powER IKons” Concert – 3 Days

Countdown to Erik Santos “powER IKons” Concert – 3 Days

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Great time awaits us this weekend… the Philippines’ chart-topping artist Erik Santos sets a 2-night concert at the Music Museum! 3 days left to get your tickets! Call TicketWorld now!

Ticket Prices:
P2500 – Orchestra Center (Reserved Seating)
P1500 – Orchestra Sides (Reserved Seating)
P1000 – Balcony (First Come, First Served)

Tickets available at TicketWorld ( 891-9999) & Music Museum (722-4532).

You may also inquire & order tickets from ESFO. Text Joan at 0918-2296839 or message bam at

Erik Santos wants to be an icon

Erik Santos wants to be an icon
By bentan | Coke Music Studio

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Erik Santos (Jerome Ascano, NPPA Images)

Erik Santos wants to be Martin Nievera. Or Gary V. Or, yes, Zsa Zsa or Regine.

Not content being merely the local Prince of Pop following his rise to stardom when he won the ABS-CBN singing competition Star in a Million in 2004, Santos wants to be an icon.

Icon, says the Oxford dictionary, is a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol or as worthy of veneration.
It isn’t easy, he admits.

Especially when the music industry is growing by leaps and bounds and it’s hard enough keeping up with trends and new singers and maintaining one’s popularity, he says.

And then there are contemporaries of equal caliber panting after the same untouchable spot: Christian Bautista, Sarah Geronimo and Rachel Ann Go.

Times have changed

“We’re happy because all of us are able to maintain what we have kung ano man ang nasa career namin,” he tells Yahoo! OMG Philippines at his press conference last week for his PowER IKons concert. “Pero ngayon, hindi ka dapat mangampante kasi ang bilis ng pagpalit, lalo na sa music.”

erik santosThen, he says, “Maglabas ka ng isang single, isa, dalawang taon ang airplay. Halimbawang 20 years ka na sa industry, yung kinanta mo mare-recognize pa rin kahit after many years.”

Now, “ang bilis ng change sa music,” he laments. “Kami, masaya na kami ng dalawang or tatlong buwan na airplay sa radio, kase napapalitan kaagad.”

Tribute to icons

This is why PowER IKons, his upcoming concert on August 13 and 18 at the Music Museum pays tribute to the singers he looks up to and who have become icons by their sheer staying power and songs that have become classics.
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Erik Santos in ‘PowER IKons’

Erik Santos in ‘PowER IKons’
Celebrity World
August 9, 2011, 8:00am

lated to do his first solo concert for the year is Erik Santos in “PowER IKons” at the Music Museum on Aug. 12-13. The show will benefit the Bosom Buddies Cancer Foundation.

This is his way of giving back, Erik said of the charity show he conceptualized; to share his blessings and his way of promoting his support for breast cancer research, prevention and care.
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