(Photo from Perf de Castro’s website)
For the kids these days, you might have not know Perf de Castro so now is the best time to get to know him in a different way. Perf de Castro used to be with mainstream rock bands such as Backdraft, Tri-Axis, Rivermaya (for their first album) and Wolfgang. He also sessioned for Francis M in his album, “Freeman”, Nonoy Zuniga, Gary V, Orient Pearl and many others. This guy really has a one hell of a talent and now he’s into classical guitar performances. I remembered him while he was with Rivermaya and also performing with Francis M.
My grade school friend Chili told me that he’s back and will be doing series of shows here in Manila and Cebu to show Filipinos of his classical guitar talent. He’s one of the Philippines’ guitar geniuses and must be appreciated.
Here are the schedule of his performances:
August 5, 2009 05:00 PM – Sor Catalina Ledesma Hall, Santa Isabel College Music Department 210 Taft Ave., Manila, 1002
August 7, 2009 04:00 PM – SM City Marikina CYBERZONE Riverbanks Center, Marcos Highway (Radial Road-6/R6), Brgy. Calumpang, Marikina City, 1802
August, 8 2009 07:00 PM – ILCC Auditorium, Insular Life Corporate Center – Alabang Insular Life Drive, Alabang, 1780
August 9, 2009 04:00 PM – SM City Taytay Event Center Manila East Road, Taytay, Rizal, 1920
August 12, 2009 06:00 PM – SM City Cebu Northwing North Reclamation Area, Cebu City 6000
Aside from his shows, he will also be releasing his 2nd solo guitar album entitled “Comparison”. I am not sure if it will be available here in the Philippines maybe you can buy it when you watch his shows. It will soon be available in ITunes and through his website www.perfdecastro.com.