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Free Mall Event: The Company

FINALLY!!!! FREE MALL CONCERTS IN METRO MANILA in support of The CompanY's Lighthearted 2 album.

September 10 - Trinoma (Quezon City)
September 11 - Market, Market (Taguig)
* There will be a meet and greet for autographs and photographs after each performance.

The CompanY. The Philippine's premiere vocal harmony act was formed in 1985 by alumni of the Ateneo College Glee Club. Initially, they sang as back up vocalists for the country's reigning pop stars of the '80's before turning professional as the headlining concert and recording artists that they are today.

After undergoing a number of personnel changes, the group is now a quintet composed of Sweet Plantado (soprano), Annie Quintos (soprano/alto), Cecile Bautista(alto), Jay Marquez (tenor) and Moy Ortiz (tenor2/bass).

This versatile sextet resist categorization by continually delving into almost all forms of music genres involving vocal harmony; traditional/classical choral music, pop, mainstream jazz, smooth jazz, dance, R&B, contemporary acappella, novelty, folk, Brazilian, gospel, electronica, rap, loungecore, Christmas, Acid jazz, swing, bebop, vocalese, alternative pop, musical theater, rock, Brazilian, Latin among others.

Main musical influences include: The Manhattan Transfer, The Singers Unlimited, The Carpenters, Swing Out Sister, Pizzicato Five, Burt Bacharach, Take 6, First Call, Swingle Singers, Fifth Dimension, Jimmy Webb, Paul Williams, The Corrs, Destiny’s Child, etc.

The CompanY is perpetually expanding their boundaries in vocal music. Over the past 25 years they have received 39 music industry awards, making them the most awarded recording vocal group in the land. Part of this success includes the release of 19 critically and commercially successful studio albums.

The members of The CompanY also wear many hats. Within this group are songwriters, vocal and instrumental arrangers, concert and record producers, choreographers, stage directors, scriptwriters, image consultants, layout artists, set designers, visual artists, voice teachers, recording coaches, studio/session singers, stage actors and workshop masters. This only serves to underscore the versatility and talent of this group.

Veterans of the concert circuit both here and abroad, The CompanY have had the privilege of sharing the stage with international acts like The Manhattan Transfer, Jim Brickman, Noel Pointer, John Ford Coley, David Pack, Ambrosia, Survivor, Kalapana, Kenny Rankin, Michael Buble, Steve Tyrell and Basia.

The group is also known for its strong (and sometimes controversial) visual images constantly reinventing their look gravitating towards the works of progressive, cutting edge European and Japanese designers. This highly experimental approach with their costumes and stage act is highly reflective of the group's motto: Substance with style!

After a major personnel change in 2005, The CompanY has transformed its configuration from a vocal sextet to a quintet. The last three years have found the group involved with high profile projects (both onstage and in the studio) that have been received with critical and commercial success.
In 2010, The CompanY celebrated their silver anniversary in the entertainment and recording industry with a concert and television special entitled CO.25 held at the Music Museum, Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila; on October 16 and 30, 2010.

The CompanY is not slowing down in 2011. The group performed their all OPM concert in January entitled “Isang Pasasalamat” with no less than Basil Valdez, Christian Bautista and Sam Concepcion as their special guests. The group also attended a master workshop on vocalese by their music heroes, The Manhattan Transfer and New York Voices in the 2011 Mosaic Festival in Singapore. The CompanY will also be traveling to Dubai and Malaysia for special concerts this year.

After 25 years (and counting) in the business, The CompanY continues to be a potent force both in the live entertainment and recording scenes. The cliché definitely applies to The CompanY - like good wine; some things do getter better with age.

For more information and details about The CompanY, please visit their official website at www.thecompanysingers.com

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