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Universal Records is the NUMBER ONE independent record label in the Philippines. Bringing you quality music for the past 30 years, we are home to artists like: Jose Mari Chan, Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Lani Misalucha, Jed Madela, Christian Bautista, Jay R, Billy Crawford, Kris Aquino, Edu Manzano, Marian Rivera, Mark Herras, Nina, Ronnie Liang, Gail Blanco, Sam Concepcion. Our band roster includes: Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola, Imago, Silent Sanctuary, Kenyo, Paraluman. We are equally committed to bring you exciting international releases covering various genres like pop, jazz, new age, classical, alternative, indie pop, rock, electronica, dance, r&b, and hip-hop. Name it, we definitely have it!

July 20, 2010

Phil. Star | When Martin & Gary sing, dance and laugh again

MANILA, Philippines - Back by popular demand to celebrate over a quarter of a century worth of hits, certainly there was no stopping Martin Nievera and Gary Valenciano in delivering entertainment to the max to a full house audience last July 16 at the Araneta Coliseum for AS 1 (The Repeat). Andre Alvarez, head of MYX Channel posted on his Facebook account,”Martin Nievera was a riot with his witty remarks while Gary Valenciano tirelessly danced up a storm all night. It was a joy to see two music iconssinging and dancing together.”

Martin chanced upon Christian Bautista who was in the audience and shared the mic for the song Say That You Love Me. In an interview, Christian said, “Gary and Martin sang all their hits and each number was well-thought of and so well-produced... lahat na talaga ginawa nila. It’s no wonder they still rule the concert scene.”

To the surprise of many, ‘80s songstress Joey Albert was spotted, too. Martin approached her for the song You Are My Song. Aiza Seguerra also jammed with I’ll Be There For You.

Funny moments like Gary teaching Martin to scat, Martin singing Gary’s songs and vice-versa, brought freshness to their act. Complementing each other all night, Martin mixed music and laughter while Gary showcased himself as the ultimate song-and-dance man.

Interestingly, not only did we see Gary and Martin on stage, we also saw (probably for the first time together) their musical directors who have been with them all these years, Mon Faustino and Louie Ocampo are the geniuses behind the two stars’ careers.

And from Gary and Martin: “Thank you, thank you Thank you... from the dynamic duo. It was quite a blast and we are grateful to all the sponsors and the fans who came!”

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