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Your Imaginary Friends Makes it Home to Wharf Galley Rock Cafe

Music, Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By December 10, 2011 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

SUPPORT BICOLANO ARTISTS – that’s the thrust of Wharf Galley, so every time we have a Manila-based band coming over to Naga, we prioritize bringing the Bicolanos back home. Your Imaginary Friends, composed of  Ahmad Tanji (vocals and guitars) of Legazpi’s famed Pepsi Paloma Experiment, his brother Khalid (guitars), Eric Po(drums) from Naga City and Emerald Aquino (bass), are as close to being all Bicolano as they can get.

At B-Side, The Collective, Makati

After months of planning, that included a meet-and-greet at the Shoplifters United Presents – Silence is the Villain event (click on the link for the photos) at B-Side last August and then another meeting at Today x Future at Cubao X last September, Your Imaginary Friends (YIF) finally made it to Naga City!

Eric Po, the band’s drummer and graphic artist extraordinaire, made a lot of publicity materials for this event in the course of three months. This helped a lot in promoting the event and no doubt, helped in making the event a very successful one.

Teaser Poster October 2011


Bicol Night at Wharf Galley Rock Cafe – September 17, 2011

Music, Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By September 10, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Bicol Night at Wharf Galley Rock Cafe



Genre: Rock, Blues, Alternative

Bola Morallo – vox
Philip Albia – Guitars, back-up vox
Jm Ursua – Bass, back-up vox
Kent Torres – Drums

Brothers in Arms
Gareth Somers-bass
Rj Sy-bass
Jayson Serano-drums
John Collao-drums
Duke Dadap-keys
Gigi Catolico-wrapper


Dong Abay at Wharf Galley Rock Cafe – Sept. 16, 2011

Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By September 7, 2011 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Dong Abay – A Wharf Galley Penafrancia Special is presented to you by:

Globe Tattoo/Prepaid
Bob Marlin Restaurant and Grill
Chef Doy’s Gourmet Restaurant
Bigg’s Diner
Asiawise Study Center
Global Visa Support
Gouldian Colours
Beer Below Zero Degrees

Tickets at P200 (Gate Price). Pre-selling at P150 to Non-Members and P100 to Members.

Click here to learn how to become a Wharf Galley Rock Cafe member.


Johnoy Danao at Wharf Galley Rock Cafe – May 21, 2011

Music, Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By August 28, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Johnoy’s gig was actually supposed to be on May 7th, but Typhoon Bebeng (Related story: Bebeng Threatens Bicol Region) came lashing down on the entire region with strong winds and heavy rains, which caused Johnoy and his team, on a Cebu Pacific plane that hovered above the Pili Airport for some time waiting and hoping to land to no avail, to come back to Manila. Incidentally, that also spoiled our Pacquiao vs Mosely plans at Ramashinta Resort & Spa, as well as my Mother’s Day Special at Stonehouse Gardens.

Poster layout by Ver Estotsenberg

This is the old poster, which we released back when Wharf Galley Rock Cafe was still at its old location in Elias Angeles St., near Nagaland Hotel and our partner printing press was Goldprint. This was also back in the time when I thought one could make do with only a few sponsors here and there (and boy, was I so wrong!)


Travel Factor Friends Support Wharf Galley Rock Cafe

Travel Factor, Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By August 24, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

It’s taken me some time to post the photos from this event: Travel Factor’s Super Stoked Weekend! April 15-17, 2011 but here are some of them. Thanks Travel Factor for all the love and support. I miss you soooo much!

Travel Factor Friends at CWC April 15, 2011

Travel Factor Friends at CWC April 15, 2011



Angku at the old Wharf Galley Rock Cafe

Personal, Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By August 22, 2011 No Comments

I believe my friend Cheekay Torres took these photos. Thanks Cheeks. It took me quite a while to go through the photos because

1. I have been very busy
2. I ran out of hard disk space both on my mac and my portable hard disk
3. I didn’t wanna look at photos of me from this time of the year when I was really, really, really stressed out with a lot of things, not to mention recovering from a difficult experience the past few months.


The Brownman Revival Gig at the old Wharf Galley Rock Cafe, Elias Angeles St. – April 2, 2011

Music, Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By August 21, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Four months later, here are the photos from that beautiful gig at the old Wharf Galley Rock Cafe in Elias Angeles St.

We started with the usual soundcheck and then dinner at Frennie’s place. Afterwards, the band went back to their accommodations at Naga Manor, before coming back to the bar to play two amazing sets!

Sound check!

Sound check!


Bl@h’s Ipis

Camarines Sur, Music, Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By August 20, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , 2 Comments

This is so far, my favorite Bl@h song, and really, This song just makes me happy. Maybe it’s all those days I spent chasing after cockroaches in that cockroach-ridden apartment my brother and I shared with an old lady and her grand daughter in Kalayaan Avenue, Quezon City back when I was a freshman in college. All those days I spent chasing after cockroaches not because I wanted to kill them all, but because I needed them, alive and kicking mind you, for my Biology 11 laboratory class. The irony of them cockroaches scampering and flying about when I have no need for them and their being all absent when I needed to catch a bottleful for my cockroach dissection activities. So funny. Loved those days.


Rock & Skate 4: Naga City

Camarines Sur, Music, Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By August 19, 2011 Tags: , , , , No Comments

This was an idea we started playing around with as early as May 28, the Goodleaf Dub Pilipinas gig at Wharf Galley Rock Cafe, and who would’ve known we’d actually do it?

Thank you TJ of Machine, Machine and Slicksurf Pilipinas for making this event happen. This is all your doing! I just helped in any way I could. I have loved working with you and I hope there would be more of Rock N Skate in Naga City.

This is going to be one awesome night! Thanks to all the bands who will be participating at the awarding ceremony and rock party at Wharf Galley Rock Cafe.

Konti na lang magi-skate na rin ako. *winks*


The Wharf Galley, BE Resorts Mactan and Cebu Pacific Air Promo

Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By August 11, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

After 4 days of non-stop revisions, this poster is finally out. Working with two big companies with their own advertising departments, logo policies, standard typefaces and their own respective suggested copies, taught me a lot. It was a wonderful learning experience!

Thank you Cebu Pacific Air and Be Resorts Mactan Cebu. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to work with you. More power!