Last week, after my shoot at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater for Dulaang U.P.’s The Seagull, I found myself at 70s Bistro where Banda ni Kleggy, Paraluman, Callalily and supposedly 6Cyclemind, were playing. I really wanted to be at Route 196 because it was on my way back to our house, but that night, The Dawn was playing and all I really needed was to sit quietly in some table in some corner and just be by myself, and squeezing in among a crowd of The Dawn fans wasn’t going to let that happen.
I am an absolute Chekhov fan, and I was so moved, (notwithstanding comments and a probable review, or maybe just a slew of my own thoughts on the play, the word “review” being too constricting), that I felt I needed some time to process that theater experience.
Although I found the Filipino version not as compelling as the English version, something that I attributed to the failure of the acting ensemble, and therefore, I was not as depressed as the week before, I still felt that I needed some music as a fitting end to the evening. It was a choice between UpDharmaDown at Route 196 and reggae night with Jeck Pilpil & Peacepipe with Coffeebreak Island at 70s Bistro.
I’m friends with CBI so that was one point, and I needed a reggae band for a friend’s friend’s wedding, two points, so off I went.
I arrived at 70s Bistro in the middle of heavy rains, and there was just enough people in the bistro for me to be comfortable enough to take pictures.
Jeck Pilpil & Peacepipe came up first because Jun hadn’t arrived yet.
Jeck Pilpil, singer, songwriter, and musician started playing Reggae music with Peacepipe in 2002. He has released 3 full length albums all original songs, 4 other compositions are included in 3 compilations album all under Galaxy records Philippines.
Jeck Pilpil epitomizes the message of the reggae vibe – social, political, and spiritual awakening. It also shows the opulent culture of the Filipino race, the signature songs Jeck has been known for.
Third album “Rasta Salute” is Jeck Pilpil’s first solo album and his launching to the International Reggae Arena, together with the producers from London, Trinidad & Tobago, Kenya Afirca “Rasta Salute” album is now being heard on the International Reggae Radio stations and is now being part of www.unitedreggae.com, www.zimcaribradio.webs.com, www.divinitiuprising.com, www.jamaicans.com to name a few. From Zimbabwe, Australia, Germany, France, London, Kenya Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, USA and New Zealand JECK PILPIL’S music and songwriting skills is making it’s way to the top.
After attending the biggest Reggae festivals in Singapore 2009, Taiwan 2010, Malaysia 2010, Jeck Pilpil just recently promoted his latest album “Rasta Salute” in California USA this 2011, and now making it’s way to promote his music WORLDWIDE.
Jeck Pilpil is part of the H-PROJECT a collaboration of Reggae artists worldwide that contributes to lend a helping hand for Haiti, his latest works in collaboration tracks together with Reggae Artists from Kenya Africa, Jamaica, France, Senegal Africa, New Zealand, and a Hiphop Female Gospel Artist from USA, new songs that will definitely give way for his songwriting skills and his vibe to be heard on international soil and be known for his dedication and hard work to spread the message and the revolution of One Love. (Source)
Find Jeck Pilpil & Peacepipe
on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jeckpilpilandpeacepipe
on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/jeckpilpil
and on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/jeckpilpil
JECK PILPIL – Vocals/Guitar
RYAN SANTOS – Trombone
RAEGAN JACKSON – Trumpet
MARK REAL – Guitars
PEX HOLIGORES – Bass
JAYDEE ABUGAN – Drums
BONG ABANTAO – Percs
TOK PALER – Keyboards
And because I have been listening to Amy Winehouse on loop the past days, I asked if they were playing Monkey Man that night…
Coffeebreak Island on Facebook
Paul Puti-an – Guitar & Vocals
Jun Nogoy – Drums & Backing Bocals
Raffie Miranda – Keyboard & Backing Vocals
Alex Bacunawa* – Bass & Vocals
It’s always a good night when out with friends and especially if they’re guys like Paul, Jun, Raffie, Ronn and Jhong. And usually, this is a time for meeting and making new friends who share your interests.
I’m going to be seeing Jeck Pilpil & Peacepipe again with The Chongkeys on October 17th for the Roots, Rock and Reggae gig at Metro Bar at West Avenue, QC. That is going to be another awesome night.
And I’m going to have fun with Coffeebreak Island at the Surf and Music Festival 2012 happening in San Juan, La Union on Oct 31-Nov 3!