'Ang4gettables' wows crowd at Streetlife

(Source: MANILA BULLETIN, 04/16/2002, http://www.mb.com.ph/news.php?art=9847&sect=6&fname=EN0204169847o.txt )

What started out as friends hanging out and blending tunes for fun nine years ago has turned into a non-stop, remarkable and powerful performance by the country's top vocal singers collectively known as the "Ang4gettables."

A musical entertainment group composed of seasoned performers - Isay Alvarez, Pinky Marquez, Bimbo Cerudo and Dyords Javier - Ang4gettables was created in 1993. It debuted at the Versomina Lounge (Jul. 2, 1993), with a full house and a triple encore finale that caused a standing ovation from an audience eagerly wanting for more.

"The Ang4gettables is basically created all in the spirit of fun and singing good music with a touch of wholesome comedy," said Marquez who is a stage, TV and film performer whose gift for hosting both live shows and special parties earned her the monicker "Convention Queen. People watch us not just to enjoy music but, mostly to be entertained."

And they did that at Makati's food and entertainment hub, Streetlife, last Thursday and will do so all Thursdays of April. Performing at the usual jam-packed venue in Glorietta, Ang4gettables belted out a diverse repertoire of songs and tickled the imagination of the dining patrons of Streetlife.

"When the high level of performance you produce is positively reciprocated by the audience, that is a definite source of an ultimate high!," said Alvarez.

The quartet was surprised at the warm reception from Streetlife patrons whom they regard as "high-brow."

"It's our first time to perform in Streetlife," Marquez points out. "It's a first for us to perform in a huge venue where we have to compete for attention against a diverse selection of food!" Cerrudo, who has top-billed several sold out concerts both here and abroad, is thankful that the Streetlife crowd is "very accommodating and a happy bunch of people!"

Of course, the quartet lives up to its band's name with unforgettable and exciting performances that keep the audience craving for more. Not the usual bands that cover songs, "Ang4gettables" gives an original interpretation to its exciting repertoire making the songs almost their own. Alvarez stresses the band's daily mantra of "giving an all-out and best performance ever."

"We have a collective goal whenever we perform, and that is to bring fun in entertainment to the highest level," Javier, a deadpan TV and film comedian and one of the country's few actors who can actually sing, said.

Cerudo adds, "When you give your best in your performance and perfectly blend well with your band mates, you feel its effect of mixed excitement and fulfillment."

For nine years the Ang4gettables has tirelessly wowed its diverse audience leaving everyone asking what makes the band click and stay modesty successful?" "Well, when you love what you do, you not only count your blessings, you make your blessing count!" Javier confides. "We want to be remembered as the most successful Filipino musical group in the universe who had the most fun and shared it all in their performance ."

"We started as just friends with a common desire to have fun," Marquez quips. "Now we're great friends, doing what we do best and most important of all, having fun, fun, and more fun!"

Catch the Ang4gettables at Streetlife Glorietta, every Thursday of April and experience a merry mix of food, music and entertainment at its best.

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