Erik Santos in his Greatest Theme Songs Concert

For two nights, Meralco Theater was filled with unforgettable songs from movies, teleseryes & broadway.

A very dramatic, cinematic opening of movie clips, interpretative dance accompanied w/ violin, then the spotlight on Erik Santos who blew the audience on his first song, “Somewhere”, signaled that the concert was truly a place for us.

An almost 3-hour show spell-bound the audience w/ every performance of the Concert Prince.

He grooved w/ the G-Force on the songs, Pretty Woman, Kiss & Foot Loose. He may not have the best foot works, but still looked entertaining & of course the voice is always mesmerizing!

His medley of Go The Distance, Circle of Life & You’ll Be In My Heart from Disney movies took the child-like & dreaming hearts of the audience.

He also sang some of his hit theme songs like Maging Sino Ka Man, Sapagkat Diyos Ay Pag-ibig & May Bukas Pa medley, & Kulang Ako Kung Wala Ka. Powerful & heartfelt they were!

He came down to the crowd and sang w/ them “When You Say Nothing At All”. Light moments like this on Erik’s concert is staple. Throughout the concert, he responded to his audience. Clearly, his rapport w/ them, his fans, were bound through times.

Erik’s list of theme songs for the concert was not short-changed. He did a Tagalog movie themesong medley of Bituing Walang Ningning, How Did You know, Something New In My Life, Now That You’re Gone, A Very Special Love, The Gift & of course his very own I’ll Never Go” from the movie “One More Chance”.

All-time foreign movie theme songs followed. Who would forget Unchained Melody, I Will Always Love You, Can You Read My Mind, & My Heart Will Go On. One couldn’t help but fall in love listening to his voice.

The guests also made blockbuster performances w/ the main man.

Erik & the Opera Belles gave “Bridge Over Troubled Water” a different wave.

Erik & Ms. Vina Morales collaborated w/ a Moulin Rouge song, “Come What May”. It was a hands-down broadway! And since Erik’s talent of interpreting Vina’s voice was revealed in “Gandang Gabi Vice”, he did a sample of “Pangako Sa’yo” as Vina lipsynched it. This brought the audience & even Vina to laughter.

The Pure Energy Mr. Gary Valenciano guested on the first night. They did the Rey Valera medley wherein most of the songs were interpreted by Gary on movies & teleseryes. Erik looked so funny when he impersonated the moves & voice of Gary. As Gary said, “This guy is everthing rolled into one”. Definitely a man w/ many talents!

On the second night, it was The Concert King Martin Nievera’s turn to have a showdown w/ Erik. They were hilarious when Martin impersonated Gary & Erik acted as Martin. He told the audience how great the career of Erik has been, by having great people behind him. Their medley of IKAW brought the house down!

The Legendary Basil Valdez was also there for 2 nights. He & Erik did a medley of 2 of George Conseco’s songs, Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan & Paano Ba Ang Mangarap. Basil showed why he is the original King Of Theme Songs while Erik humbly showed who’s next in line.

Erik prepared inspiring songs for his finale, a medley of Somewhere Over The Rainbow & Home. If only there was a way to stop the time & not let the show end.

And Erik couldn’t leave the stage without him singing the theme song of his life, This Is The Moment! Ecstatic as always!

Aside from the songs & performances, another great thing in this concert is Erik’s overflowing gratitude to the people who have loved & supported him throughout the years. Greatest music & moments do really come from one w/ greatest talent & character like Erik Santos!

Erik Santos: Faith In Formula

Erik Santos: Faith In Formula
By JOJO P. PANALIGAN
mb.com.ph
August 31, 2012, 12:16pm
Erik Santos doesn’t believe in fixing anything that ain’t broke

erik santosMANILA, Philippines—While the term “reinvention” seems to have become a mantra for established artists, to the point that it has been perceived by some as a marketing ploy or an angle, Erik Santos wisely chooses to give his public what they have loved about him from day one.

In his concert series “Greatest Theme Songs” staged at Meralco Theater on Aug. 30 and 31, Erik sang mostly ballads even when there are movie and TV theme songs that have upbeat tempo. Even the songs he recorded for local teleseryes that found their way into the show were arranged close to how we hear them on the boob tube (strings soaring, timpanis swelling from bridge leading to final choruses, etc). Apparently, Erik believes in not fixing anything that ain’t broke, and the audience lapped it up, if only for the artist’s superb vocal command both in terms of technique and expression.
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Erik nasa character na maging mabuting asawa

Erik nasa character na maging mabuting asawa
philstar.com (Pilipino Star Ngayon)
TAKE IT! TAKE IT! Ni Lolit Solis

erik santosDumating kahapon si Erik Santos sa lunch date namin ng aking bestfriend na si Pinky Tobiano.

Visible si Erik dahil sa promo ng Greatest Theme Songs, ang two-night concert niya sa Meralco Theater sa August 30 at August 31. Kakantahin ni Erik ang mga sikat na theme song mula sa Broadway, TV, at pelikula.

Tinutulungan ni Mama Pinky si Erik sa promo ng Greatest Theme Songs dahil co-presenter ng concert ang Qualibet, ang company na pag-aari niya at beneficiary ang kanyang foundation para sa mga kababayan natin na may cancer, ang Pinky Cares.

Special guests ni Erik sa Greatest Theme Songs sina Gary Valenciano, Basil Valdez, at Vina Morales.

Mabibili ang tickets sa halagang P2800 – Orchestra, P2000 – LoDge at P800 – Balcony. Sa mga gustong manood ng concert ni Erik, mag-inquire kayo sa TicketWorld ( 891-9999) at SM Tickets (470-2222) para sa ibang mga detalye.

Mukhang loveless pa rin si Erik dahil pagkatapos ng well-publicized love affair nila ni Rufa Mae Quinto, wala tayong nabalitaan na bagong girlfriend niya.

Very lucky ang babae na ihahatid ni Erik sa altar dahil sa nakita ko kahapon, mabait siya at responsible. Nasa karakter niya na magiging mabuting asawa at tatay siya.

Erik Santos “Greatest Theme Songs” Concert

Erik Santos “Greatest Theme Songs” Concert
August 30 & 31, 2012 8PM
Meralco Theater
Otigas corner Meralco Avenue
Ortigas Center, Pasig City

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Erik Santos “Greatest Theme Songs” August 30 & 31, 2012
A Production of Cornerstone Concerts

Erik Santos’ exemplary craft is set on concert stage once again! Let the Prince of Pop sing the greatest theme songs of our lives! Relive those moments & make another wonderful experience! With special guests Basil Valdez, Vina Morales and Gary Valenciano, with the Opera Belles & the G-Force.

Director: GB Sampedro
Musical Director: Homer Flores

Ticket Prices:
P2800 – Orchestra
P2000 – Loge
P800 – Balcony

Tickets available at TicketWorld ( 891-9999) & SM Tickets (470-2222).

Erik Santos at the PhilPOP Music Festival

Erik Santos at the PhilPOP Music Festival

In a grand night at the first Philippine Popular Music Festival (PhilPop), the PICC Plenary Hall was buzzing with some of OPM’s best singers and composers. Lucky are we to witness this and catch a video of Erik Santos rendering “Hangang Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan” in the “Classic Cs” featuring songs composed by George Canseco, Willy Cruz, Ernani Cuenco, Jose Mari Chan, and Ryan Cayabyab. Other performers in this phenomenal prod are Christian Bautista, Regine Velasquez, Basil Valdez and Sharon Cuneta.

Erik Santos PhilPOP Music Festival July 14, 2012 – Hanggang Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan

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Erik Santos prefers to stick to singing ballads

Erik Santos prefers to stick to singing ballads
Push.com – 3/31/2012 12:33 AM
by: Bernie Franco

erik santosBilang ballad singer, alam ni Erik Santos na ito ang kanyang strength at dito talaga siya kinikilala at tinatangkilik ng mga tao. “Naniniwala ako na kung ano strength mo bilang singer, huwag kang lumayo,” aniya. Para sa kanya, walang dahilan para i-makeover ang sarili para sumunod lang sa uso kung ikaw ay nakilala na sa isang genre.

Bilang halimbawa, itinuro sina Martin Nievera at Basil Valdez na kahit ilang taon na sa industriya at hindi nagbago ng kanilang uri ng musika ay patuloy na kinikilala at tinatangkilik.

Gayunpaman, sang-ayon din naman siya sa pagkakaroon ng pagbabago sa ibang aspeto, pero nilinaw na pagdating sa musika mas gusto niyang mag-stick sa ballads. “Pero sa concert meron. Kasi hindi naman pwedeng sa concert mo puro ballad ang kinakanta mo, so napipilitan po ako na kailangang magsayaw sa ikatutuwa ng audience,” natatawa niyang paliwanag.

Dagdag pa niya ang pagpapa-sexy rin niya nang kaunti ay bahagi rin ng kanyang simpleng reinvention. “Ang pinaka ginagawa ko lang kumbaga nage-experiement ako sa pictorial, nagpapakita ako ng konting skin. Kahit papano gusto rin nilang makita ako na hindi laging naka-suit, hindi lang balot na balot.

“Pero sa music ganun pa rin, hindi ako masyadong lumalabas sa core ko, eh. Ang pinaglalaruan lang namin ‘yung areglo. For example kakanta ako ng isang fast song, [ang challenge] papano ko gagawing ballad. So it’s part of reinvention.”

Sa ngayon nagpaplano na raw si Erik na gumawa ng album bilang pagdiriwang sa kanyang ika-10 taon sa industriya at sana raw ay matuloy na magkaroon siya ng kolaborasyon sa mga sikat na music icons. Ang ilan daw sa mga gusto niyang makatrabaho ay sina Gary Valenciano, Martin at Lea Salonga.

Ibinahagi rin niya ang kanyang sikreto kung bakit marami ang naantig sa kanyang pagkanta. “Marami naman pong magagaling kumanta pero buong puso ko pong ibinibigay ‘yung pag-awit ko. ‘Yun ang goal ko palagi, whenever I perform live, storytelling [ang dating ng pagkanta ko].”